Roslyn Theater Company Co-Founder, Jill Studley is the heart and soul of the school. Jill's "everyone's a star" philosophy ensures a happy, supportive learning environment. Jill graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where she had the opportunity to work with many theater greats such as Marcel Marceau, Wendy Wasserstein and David Mamet. She also studied at Actors and Directors Lab. Jill performed in several musicals in Community Theater productions. Additionally, Jill taught acting and staged children's theater productions at the Sid Jacobson JCC and in the Roslyn School District.
Actor/director/dancer Juliana studied acting with Stella Adler and at the Lee Strasberg Institute. Her training includes classical ballet, choreography, and voice. She appeared with the Baltimore Theatre Ensemble in: Nina/The Seagull, Maggie/After the Fall, Medea/Medea. She founded the acting company Exploring Chekhov, modeling the company on the Stanislavski Theater of Moscow. Her roles included Yelena/Uncle Vanya, Widow/The Bear, Nina/The Seagull, and Masha/Three Sisters. Regional theater roles: Joan/Dames at Sea, Aldonza/ Dulcinera/Man of LaMancha, Nancy/Olivier among many others. Juliana has directed stage productions, films and written two screenplays. Her television credits include Secret Lives of Stepford Wives for DIscovery ID, Celebrity Ghost Stories, Unraveled for NBC Peacock, Animals Inside Me for Animal Planet and I Killed My BFF for Lifetime.
Steve Belfer has been musical director of numerous projects at Roslyn Theater Company and elsewhere, including High School Musical, Bye Bye Birdie, Annie and West Side Story. He has accompanied many fine vocalists including Engelbert Humperdinck (5 performances in 2005), and he has performed internationally in Japan and the Netherlands. Locally, Steve has played at nearly 2,000 weddings and other functions in the NY metro area. Steve enjoys nurturing the talents of performers of all ages. He is currently the musical director at the Pierce Country Day School/Camp in Roslyn. Steve is also a composer/lyricist and plans to debut his original music in the near future.
RTC resident photographer Dean Powell has a full-service photo studio near Union Square in NYC. In addition to headshots and production stills, Dean shoots high-quality, creatve still life photography. http://www.deanpowell.com
Roslyn Theater Company is now affiliated with Actors Technique NY
Actors Technique NY (ATNY) was established in 2003 as a way to help all actors in the progression of their careers. We work with New York’s most prestigious agents, managers and casting directors daily and boast the highest number of young actor TV/Film bookings and representation in New York City. Our focus is On-Camera Acting and Audition Technique and we’ve expanded to Musical Theatre and Adult Classes.