The Founders

John Andreadis 
Executive Director

Colette Boudreaux
Artistic

Director

Mr. Andreadis grew up loving theatre, but discovered it rather late. He spent his early childhood more involved in soccer than the arts. However, he became richly involved in high school and thanks to his portrayal of Conrad Birdie, he won a Freddy Award for Outstanding Featured Performance by an Actor. It is this journey that is told in the feature documentary, heralded by Oprah, Most Valuable PlayersAfter receiving his degree in Communications with a minor in Theatre from Penn State, John returned to his hometown of Bethlehem and the theatre scene. As production manager at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre he worked with many kids and was an integral part of performance and teaching. This lead to his working with more educational theatre in schools, as well as the summer program, Phillipsburg Summer Area Youth Theatre. 

 

Currently working as Director at Nazareth High School and assisting at other schools in the area, he enjoys helping coach students for their theatrical performances. With his work in acting and lighting design, Andreadis is an integral part of theatre in the Lehigh Valley. His knowledge of work both on the stage and behind the scenes brings a unique perspective and multifaceted approach to his lessons.

 

A sought after private coach for his intuitive teaching style and supportive method, he teaches theatre arts at the Easton Arts Academy Charter Elementary School.

Though born in New Orleans, Ms. Boudreaux grew up in Knoxville, Tn., making her stage debut at age 5. She grew up in the theatre and as a child model performing frequently and making commercials and regional print campaigns. She also spent many hours a week at the dance studio, beginning her training at the age of two in ballet and tap, and soon expanding her studies into clogging, jazz, Irish Steppe, lyrical, modern, and others. She pursued her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance at Oberlin Conservatory, and then moved onto Manhattan School of Music to pursue her Master's Degree in the same field. Though she attained her degrees in the vocal arts, Ms. Boudreaux has maintained her proficiency in many styles of dance. As a versatile crossover artist and ‘triple threat’, Ms. Boudreaux has enjoyed performing with a range of notable organizations. Last summer she performed a rousingly successful portrayal of Laurey in Shawnee Playhouse's production of Oklahoma!, and was one of only 6 soloists chosen to participate in Prima Theatre’s masterclass showcase with Stephen Schwartz. She premiered new work at New York’s International Fringe Festival, and was chosen by Tony and Emmy Award-winning Director George Faison to perform for Maya Angelou at the opening of his own Faison Firehouse Theatre. A favorite debut was with St. Petersburg Opera as Anybodys in West Side Story (performing “Somewhere” and as dance captain to rave reviews), where she returned to play Frasquita in Carmen the following season. Other highlights include performances with New York's Verdi Square Festival (where she “won deserved ovations” according to Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times), Asheville Lyric Opera (Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Liesl in The Sound of Music), American Opera Projects and the role of L'Innocente in a concert performance of L'Arlesiana with the Opera Orchestra of New York under Eve Queler at Carnegie Hall.

With an active concert and recital schedule, Boudreaux’s concert appearances have included the Historic Tennessee Theatre, Asheville Symphony Chorus, Classicopia Chamber Music Series and the Artists Recital Series at New York's St. John the Divine Cathedral. Past appearances have been with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Missouri Symphony, Astoria Symphony, Grandview Opera,  and the American Musical Theater Ensemble. 

 

She is currently Artistic Manager for Collegiate Empowerment, Director of Theatre for Northern Lehigh High School, an instructor at 3D Dance Studio, and a choreographer for multiple high schools in the area. She also teaches privately through Andante via AMTC.

 
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