Student of the Month

Student of the Month – Colleen Conway

Center Stage:           Hi Colleen. How are you?   Colleen:         I’m good   CS:                 So, you are our first student of the month from our Ocean studio. Congtratulations!   Colleen:         Thank you.   CS:                 Your journey is very different from a lot of the students that I’ve been interviewing, because our studio in Ocean hasn’t been […]

Student of the Month – Bailee Formon

CS:     So I am here with Bailee Formon. Hi, Bailee. How’s your senior year going so far?   Bailee:            Fast, very fast. It’s already competition season. It’s very weird.   CS:     Tell me about your journey at Center Stage, because you didn’t really do the usual path.   Bailee:            No, I was all over the […]

Student of the Month – Tara Youngman

Center Stage:           Tara Youngman, hi!   Tara:   Hey.   CS:     How are you doing?   Tara:   I’m good.   CS:     So, let’s start with Nutcracker, okay?   Tara:   Okay.   CS:     ‘Cause that was kind of a big deal, right?   Tara:   Yeah! It was. My last Nutcracker. I’ve done 7 at Center Stage.   […]

Student of the Month – Cassie Dougherty

Center Stage:           Okay, so, Cassie Dougherty. Wait I always say your name wrong. Teach me how to pronounce it. Cassie:           ‘dog-er-ty’ CS:     Dog-er-ty. Like a dog. CD:     Yes, like a dog. CS:     Okay, Cassie Dougherty. You’re a senior. How are you feeling about that? CD:     Sad. Really sad. And excited, but right now as everything’s […]

Student of the Month – Olivia Ruffine

Center Stage:           To start off our season I am here with one of our seniors – Olivia Ruffine. Hi Olivia! Olivia Ruffine: Hi! CS:     You have been with us since the very beginning, back in Marlboro… how old were you when you started? OR:     YES! Been here for 15 years! CS:     Is this something that […]

Student of Month – Shannon Garahan

Center Stage:           I’m here at the fabulous State Theatre with none other than our own Shannon Garahan.  So, what’s going on? Shannon Garahan: Well, I’m about to do my last Center Stage show ever.  It’s sad and exciting.  Sad is obvious, because it’s my last show, and exciting because I’ve been trying to picture this […]

Student of the Month – Eric Bermudez

CS:     Eric Bermudez, how old were you when you started at Center Stage. EB:      I was in fourth grade, so I was— CS:     Nine. EB:      Yeah, nine, and I had Sam (McLaughlin) for acting.  The show was Seuss and I was a kangaroo. CS:     Why did you sign up for an acting class? EB:      When […]

Student of the Month – Kyra Bowie

Center Stage:  Hello Kyra!  You’ve been with us for a number of years, how long has it been? Kyra Bowie: I’ve been here for 15 years, I started when I was 3. CS:  What brought you to dance? KB:  My mom signed me up, and that was it.  No one in my family danced.  But […]

Student of the Month – Nella Iaccarino

Center Stage:  Hi Nella!  You’re graduating… How do you feel about that? Nella Iaccarino:  It feels weird, I don’t know it’s not officially processed.  It’s like, I still have time, yet I don’t. CS: You’re running out of time! NI: I am! CS: How long have you been here? NI: Hmmm… 15 years! CS: Wow, […]

Student of the Month – Sydnie Young

Center Stage:  Hi Sydnie!  So you’re graduating! How long have you been with us? Sydnie Young:  For 15 years! CS:  Wow, so you start young, at the very beginning? SY:  Yeah I was 3 years old. CS:  Do you remember that dance? SY:  I was a Jitter Bug!  CS:  Do you remember who your teacher […]