Cailin Dyke Kelly
Owner, Artistic &
- Broadway Performance
- Private Dance
- Triple Threats Teams
Cailin Dyke Kelly is a theatre and dance educator, director, and choreographer who has worked throughout the area with companies including Bay Colony Performing Arts Academy, where she served as Senior Director, Norwood Theatre, Bridgewater State University, Un-Common Theatre, Friends of Durfee Theatre, and Showcase Dance Productions. As of 2021, she is the proud Owner and Executive & Artistic Director of the Ensemble Performing Arts Studio.
Cailin graduated magna cum laude from Bridgewater State University with a double major in Theatre Education and Dance Education, as well as a minor in English. Her work on BSU’s production of The Pirates of Penzance earned her an Outstanding Choreography Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She also served as choreographer for BSU’s NECT Moss Hart Memorial Award-winning production of The Taming of the Shrew and the debut of the new musical Painted Alice which was selected for the KCACTF Conference. In 2013 Cailin received the Judith Glynn Memorial Award for her dedication to the arts. She currently serves as Resident Choreographer of the Norwood Theatre where her credits include Cabaret, Peter Pan, Bye Bye Birdie, Mamma Mia, and Hairspray (BroadwayWorld Award Winner – Best Creative Team, Best Musical, and Best Ensemble)! Her work has been lauded by competition judges who have consistently complimented her “expert” direction and choreography and “strong creative vision”, as well as her students’ technique, precision, and expression. In 2019, she was named Best Studio Director at the Boston area Access Broadway competition.
Cailin believes strongly in setting high standards for her students and teaching work ethic, responsibility, and collaboration through theatre. She is thrilled to be able to share her passion for theatre and dance with the students of Ensemble Performing Arts Studio.
- Broadway Performance, Music Director
- Triple Threats Teams, Music Director
Jennifer Christina is a Rhode Island based pianist, educator and music director with over 20 years of experience and an extensive background in musical theatre. Jennifer is the music director and collaborative pianist for theatre productions at Salve Regina University, Dean College, the Brown/Trinity Repertory Acting Program and Academy Players of Rhode Island. She has performed professionally for Theatre by the Sea, Ocean State Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, North Shore Music Theatre and the Wilbury Theatre Group. Jennifer is an active accompanist and has been the music director for Chestnut Hill Church since 2013. She recently completed her first international tour in Asia as Associate Music Director/Keyboard with the cast and company of Dreamgirls.
- Acting Studio
- Improv & Theatre Games
- Private Acting
Ashley DiFranza is an actor/singer, director, and theater educator based in Boston, MA. She studied at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and received her BA in Theater and Journalism from Quinnipiac University. Alongside countless performance and directing credits, Ashley has worked with acting students of all ages at the Manhattan School of Music, Riverside Theatre Works, Quinnipiac University, and various other colleges, high schools, and theater programs throughout New England. She is thrilled to be part of Ensemble Performing Arts Studio and excited to continue helping shape the next generation of theater artists!
- Beginner/Intermediate Private Voice
- Private Piano
Tiffany was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee but originates from Cincinnati, Ohio, where she performed in various productions with Cincinnati Opera while attending the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Tiffany holds her Bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from the University Of Cincinnati College Conservatory Of Music and her Master’s degree in vocal performance from Boston University. Tiffany has performed with Cincinnati Opera, May Festival Chorus, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and The Boston University Opera Institute. Tiffany has had the honor of being recognized for her singing in competitive settings, including being an Overture Award finalist and a New Hampshire Opera Idol finalist. Tiffany provides a collaborative and encouraging environment for students and her focus is on developing a healthy instrument to make happy performers. She specializes in classical singing and healthy American musical theatre vocal techniques including belt, resonance, and mixed register singing. As an educator, Tiffany has experience teaching piano and voice at In Sync Center for the Arts in Quincy, MA as well as at Band Gig School of Music in Norwood, MA. When not teaching or singing, she can be found listening to podcasts or taking care of her twin daughters, Wendy and Abby.
- Intermediate/Advanced Private Voice
Gray Leiper is a Boston-based voice teacher, music educator, and baritone. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Oklahoma City University as well as a Master’s of Music in Opera Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. As a teacher, Gray seeks to establish a vocal technique that promotes longevity and flexibility allowing a singer to be uninhibited physically or emotionally in any genre. He believes every singer has one voice that can be shaped and trained to create a sound for any situation. In addition to his work with Ensemble Performing Arts Studio, Gray maintains a private voice studio for students of all ages in the Greater Boston area. His students regularly participate in leading youth choruses, musical theater workshops, and award winning choral ensembles. Most recently, he taught on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory Vocal/Choral Intensive where he instructed voice and upper-level ear training to advanced high-school aged singers from around the world. Leiper regularly performs with many Boston based opera companies and regional choral organizations including Odyssey Opera, MASS Opera, Metropolitan Chorale, Seraphim Singers, and Ensemble Companio.
- Summer K-2 Director & Choreographer
- Summer Teen Intensive Assistant Director & Choreographer
Cate Lightbody is an actor, singer, dancer, director, and choreographer from Walpole. She is pursuing a BFA in Acting with a Musical Theatre Concentration at Wright State University. Cate has worked closely with students of all ages at Sharon Community Education’s CREATE program, The Un-Common Theatre Company, and Bay Colony Performing Arts Academy. As a former student of Cailin’s, Cate is really looking forward to working with Ensemble Performing Arts Studio to share her love of theatre.
- Intermediate/Advanced Private Voice
Paul M. Patinka (MM, MM, Certificate in Vocology) has been described by students as
“engaging, thoughtful, and thorough” with approaching vocal technique. Paul believes that every
student has a unique and individual voice that they can learn to utilize to the best of their ability,
regardless of musical style. As a teacher, Paul has worked with people of a variety of ages,
helping them find a more free and easy sound for themselves. Recent performances include the role of Alfred in the University of Texas at San Antonio’s production of Die Fledermaus and Frederick in The Pirates of Penzance. Paul also sang the role of Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas and Reverend Parris in The Crucible with the University of Delaware. Paul has sung in the opera chorus of a number of companies including Austin Opera, Opera Delaware, Annapolis Opera, Boheme Opera New Jersey, The University of Delaware, and the Still Breathing Ensemble. Paul performed as the soloist for the Canticle Cantata Op. 42 at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Malta and has also performed as a soloist with the Catskill Symphony Orchestra on Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and with the St. Anthony choir on Camille Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noêl Op. 12, the St. Anthony Mass and again on the Coronation Mass.