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Paloma Garcia-Lee is the proud daughter of Terri Garcia-Lee owner and founder of PSPA Studios! American actress known for her role as Adrienne on the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon and as Graziella in Steven Spielberg's upcoming and highly anticipated West Side Story. Paloma began her training at the age of 3 at PSPA/SIMBT. She left Bucks County at 14 years old to attend the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she completed High School in 3 years. She graduated from UNCSA's School of Drama and within a few months of moving to New York made her Broadway debut at 17 years old. She has been seen on stage in New York in 6 Broadway shows and has also appeared in numerous live television broadcasts in addition to her other Film/TV credits.

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Paloma Garcia-Lee

Lauren is a Pennsylvania native and former PSPA/SIMBT student, who holds a B.F.A from Elon University. For seven holiday seasons, Lauren has performed as a Rockette in The Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes. She has appeared on NBC's July 4th Fireworks Spectacular performing the work of Emmy Award-winning choreographer Mia Michaels. Lauren has appeared with the Rockettes on the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, LIVE! With Kelly and Ryan, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Today Show.

Lauren is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 the ABT® National Training Curriculum.

In addition to performing and teaching Lauren is on the commercial team at Dance Media, publisher of Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Pointe, Dance Business Weekly, and The Dance Edit.​

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Lauren Manning

Ted was Mrs. Lee's first male dancer when she opened her performing arts school in 1995. Five years later, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the North Carolina School of the Arts (Mrs. Lee’s alma mater), where he graduated from high school and was awarded the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Dance in his senior year. Ted went on to earn his Bachelors of Science from Indiana University in Ballet and Business with high honors and has danced professionally with the Richmond Ballet, Sacramento Ballet, and Smuin Ballet of San Francisco. He also danced in the National Choreographers Initiative for three consecutive years. Since switching focus to musical theater, he has performed in Young Frankenstein at Ogunquit and Gateway playhouses, and has traveled across the US and Canada with the national tours of Fiddler on the Roof and, most recently, The Phantom of the Opera in the role of Slave Master. Ted currently lives in NYC and is on faculty at the Institute of American Musical Theatre.

Ted Keener

Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Francesca "Frenchie" Mancuso is a graduate of Elon University, with a BFA in Music Theatre and a minor in English/ Literature. 

Raised the oldest of three girls, Francesca was known for dancing and singing around the house as Sleeping Beauty. She trained as a professional dancer at Spirit in Motion Ballet Theatre (Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts) under the direction and guidance of Terri Garcia- Lee for 15 years. Infected with a love for not only dance, but acting and singing as well, Frenchie decided to pursue a major in Music Theatre. 

During her years at Elon, she has performed in many of the main stage musicals and dance concerts. Frenchie was last seen in Drury Lane Theatre's production of "An American in Paris" where she was in the ensemble and understudied Lise Dassin. 

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Francesca "Frenchie" Mancuso

Whitney Kimball Long is proud to be a founding member of Terri Lee’s Pennsylvania School of the Performing Arts.  At the age of 11, she began training professionally under the close direction and mentorship of Terri Lee, and she would not be close to where she is today if it wasn’t for her time spent at PSPA.  The elevated program that Terri Lee has created is one-a-kind, in that it provides the perfect balance between professional training and a supportive and nurturing environment.  

 

Whitney is a New York City based Film and TV Actor.  She is known for her work on Madam Secretary (CBS), Elementary (CBS), Limitless (CBS), and The Detour (TBS).  Her years spent in the Theatre (NYC and Philadelphia) led her to the feature film Completely Normal, where Whitney co-starred alongside Geneva Carr, playing the role of her sister.  Most recently she can be seen recurring on the TV series Big Dogs (Amazon) opposite Micheál Richardson, and on Netflix, as Rebecca Wilks in the feature film A New York Christmas Wedding (produced by and starring Chris Noth).  She recently wrapped the pilot episode of Nightbirds, playing the role of detective Linda Lupino, opposite Aida Turturro.

 

Whitney is a graduate of The University of the Arts and The British American Drama Academy.  She has never left PSPA, and is honored for every opportunity to come back to the program to direct, teach, and perform.

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Whitney Kimball Long

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