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Kevin J. Kearins :

Kevin J. Kearins

Kevin J. Kearins, Producer and Artistic Director since 1982. He has produced more than 75 Mainstage and over 100 children's theatre productions in the Tri-state area. He also has implemented a successful after school theatre program in dozens of schools throughout Westchester County. He has had extensive training, both nationally and in Europe, in all aspects of Voice, Theatre, and Arts Administration. Mr. Kearins holds a Bachelors and Masters in Education/Theatre and is a member of SSDC (the professional national union of Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers.)

Anthony de Marte :

Anthony de Marte

Anthony de Marte began attending KJK Theatre Camp in 2009 and has been a staff member with KJK Productions since 2012. Anthony is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance. He is also an alumni of the Musical Theatre Dance Program at The School at Jacob's Pillow and the Physical Theatre Training Program at the Accademia dell'Arte. Anthony's choreography has been featured in the Jazz Choreography Enterprises’ Fall 2019 Jazz Dance Project in Manhattan, Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, and Teatro Virignian in Arezzo, Italy. Favorite performance credits include Elf (Surflight Theatre), West Side Story (Mill Mountain Theatre), and LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (KJK Productions).

Jasmine Canziani :

Jasmine Canziani

Jasmine Canziani is a recent graduate of Wagner College in New York City with a degree in Theatre/Speech and Dance. While at Wagner she performed in multiple plays, musicals and dance concerts. Some of her favorite credits include Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins and Claire in Proof. Jasmine recently returned from touring with Pickles Theatre Company by EITC, performing original shows around France and Belgium. She consistently works as an Assistant Director, Choreographer and Dance Teacher while pursuing a career as an Actor. Jasmine loves getting to share her knowledge with the next generation through the opportunities given to her by KJK!

Julie de Marte :

Julie de Marte

Julie de Marte attended KJK Theatre Camp for three years before becoming a staff member in 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Arts Administration from Muhlenberg College. As a dancer for the past 18 years, her experience highlights include performing twice at Lincoln Center, attending the 2012 Olympics with her dance company, and performing leading roles in A Midsummers Nights Dream and The Nutcracker.

Stephanie Heckmann :

Stephanie Heckmann

Stephanie has been performing with KJK since the summer of 2003 and has been a staff member since 2013. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Hartford where she received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education. Stephanie was the recipient of KJK’s Youth Leader Award in 2019. She now teaches 3rd grade in Connecticut but still continues to come back to her home away from home, KJK Theatre Camp.

Sami Canziani :

Sami Canziani

Sami Canziani first attended KJK Theatre Camp when she was 7 years old and later became a counselor in 2016. She has been in countless shows with KJK and loves nothing more than helping to bring that same magic and energy she felt, to the kids over the summer in their productions.