PERFORMING ARTS FACULTY
Choral Music Director, Performing Arts Dept. Chair
Marisa Rawlins-Bradfield is a Los Angeles native who has been teaching voice and choral directing for over fourteen years. From an early age, Marisa has had the opportunity to sing for radio, television, and feature films, along with performing with some of the most prestigious choral ensembles in the United States. Ms. Rawlins-Bradfield is currently the Department Chair of the Performing Arts Dept. and Choral Music Director at Providence High School (Providence High Arts). Along with her teaching, Marisa is the Artistic Director of the Los Angeles All-Diocese Queen of Angels Honor Choir and serves as the Vice President of the Southern California Vocal Association Vocal Solo Competition. Ms. Rawlins-Bradfield is the Music Director at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Granada Hills where she conducts the adult and children’s choir. In past years, Marisa has served as the Choral Director at the Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt). Under her direction, the LAMusArt choral ensemble performed at Luckman Performing Arts Center, The Broad Stage, The Aratani Japan American Theater, The Ford Amphitheater, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and many other civic events in the Los Angeles community. Marisa has toured internationally and has sung in concert halls in the United States, Canada, Wales, England, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic. Marisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from California State University, Northridge where she studied with Paul Smith and attended Mount San Antonio College where she studied with Bruce Rogers. Marisa holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Education and Teaching Credential from the University of Southern California, where she was the recipient of the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music 2009 Honors Convocation, D ’Addario Foundation Achievement Award.
Theatre Arts Program Director, Dance Instructor
Julianne Kusmierczyk is an actress and dancer based in Los Angeles. A graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Drama, she studied at the Atlantic Acting School and Atlantic Theatre Company. During her undergraduate studies, Julianne was introduced to, and continued to study Eginton Alignment, not only through NYU Atlantic Acting School but also at FSU/Asolo Conservatory, becoming the first certified Eginton Alignment Teacher. Eginton Alignment is a method of body education and awareness, with an ultimate goal of ease in movement and physicality. Julianne currently teaches dance and acting to children, through SODE School for Performing Arts, Providence High Arts, and DiscoveryOnstage. A working commercial actress, Julianne continues to perform with Los Angeles’ premiere French cabaret, Cabaret Versatile, a joyful foray into the world of feathers, glitter, and can-can. With performances in this year’s Hollywood Fringe Festival as well as The Late Late Show with James Corden, the cabaret is the source of joie de vivre here in the city of stars. In addition to assistant directing November (2012) and Race (2014) with Center Theatre Group, Julianne recently had the pleasure of choreographing a brand new musical for Hollywood Fringe Festival, called London Calling (2017).
Theatre Arts Co-Director, Producing Director
Dominic Catrambone, a Chicago native, is a graduate of the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts West in Los Angeles. For over fifteen years he has performed in, produced and directed dozens of film, television and stage projects. An accomplished voiceover artist, he has lent his voice to thousands of commercials, promos, trailers, video games and animated series. Dominic launched a five-year run as the signature voice for the popular children’s network Disney XD, and continues his work for Disney XD Southeast Asia. He currently voices several reality and event campaigns for FOX and has been heard on HBO, HGTV, HBO Films, Fox Movie Channel, and CBS radio. Commercial credits include brand voice campaigns for Mitsubishi Motors, Ross, Little Debbie, Chef Boyardee, McDonald’s and Kellogg’s Froot Loops as “Jelly the Jellyfish”. Dominic had the privilege of playing “Leonardo” in season two of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and is currently a regular on the Dreamworks/Netflix original series Dawn of the Croods. While maintaining a career as a professional actor, Dominic relishes the opportunity to share his insight with young people. He has taught voiceover, scene study, improv, monologue prep, theatre production, stage combat and audition technique and has directed students in over a dozen main stage productions. His teaching includes stints with Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts, Glendale Center Theatre and Centre Stage, Inc. Mr. Catrambone co-founded DiscoveryOnstage, a theatre education company now in long-term residency at Providence High School, in 2006 and continues to serve as its Co-Creator/Producing Director.
Instrumental Music Director, Accompanist
Tracy Stroh is an active piano instructor and accompanist in the Los Angeles community. He has over thirty years’ experience teaching and coaching students of all ages. Tracy is currently a full time member of the Providence High arts faculty. He serves as the Instrumental Music Director and Choral Program Accompanist. He has had the pleasure of working as a piano consultant for Paramount Studios and accompanying at Saint James Presbyterian Church, Burroughs High School, Los Angeles Valley College, Jordan Middle School, Buckley School, and the Little White Chapel in Burbank, California. Mr. Stroh received his Associates Degree from Los Angeles Valley College and was accepted into the Dick Grove School of Music piano performance program.
PERFORMING ARTS Creative Associates
Performing Arts Costume Designer
Beatrice Casini’s arts journey began with an undergraduate Theatre degree from Bradley University where a love affair with costuming began while working for professional bus-and-truck tours of musicals such as Les Miserables, Cats, Starlight Express, A Chorus Line and Jesus Christ Superstar. As an actor, she’s had the pleasure of bringing a handful of the Bard’s leading ladies to life for LA area high school students with SHAKESPEARIENCE and being part of Circle X Theatre Company’s Laura Comstock’s Bag Punching Dog, which won L.A. Ovation Awards for “Best New Musical”, “Best Musical Production” and LA Weekly’s “Best Production” of 2002. She co-founded Theatre Pangaea, bringing Melanie Marnich’s QUAKE to its Southern California premiere and earned her graduate degree in Museum Studies in 2011 with a dissertation on utilizing theatrical performance techniques to enliven costume display. She has worked as a certified teacher for the acclaimed and internationally recognized early childhood music literacy program Music Together. Throughout, Costuming has provided real satisfaction in synthesizing a wide-ranging Arts background. Having done costume work for The Geffen Theatre in Westwood, Pasadena City College, The Glendale Center Theatre, The Peoria Civic Center, Peoples’ Theatre and AGBU High School in Canoga Park, she started her own freelance theatrical costume design practice, Casini Costumes, in 2009. Being part of Discovery Onstage at Providence High School is a happy culmination of many years in the arts, using the work of the theatre to inspire students towards “imagination over budget and excellence overall!
DiscoveryOnstage Co-Founder, Marketing Consultant
Jeremy Kent Jackson, originally from Colorado, graduated with a BFA in Acting from the University of Oklahoma School of Drama and completed a six level improvisation program at Minneapolis’ Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop where he then performed as an improviser in over one hundred shows. He has also performed professionally in over sixty plays in six states and has Guest Starred and Recurred on Network Television Shows including ER, CSI, Las Vegas, CSI:Miami, American Dreams, Happy Family, Drake and Josh, Without a Trace and Friends With Benefits. For three seasons he regularly recurred as Douglas Davenport on Disney XD’s Lab Rats and currently plays the same character in the spinoff series, Lab Rats: Elite Force. In addition to his stage and television credits, Jackson has been seen in over three dozen national commercials including major campaigns for Pizza Hut and Burger King, served a two year term as Best Buy’s in-house spokesperson, lent his voice to dozens of video games and performed in several feature films including one with master-director, David Lynch. Alongside his career as a professional actor, Mr. Jackson has made a consistent commitment to the classroom as well. He has taught acting, improvisation, voice & speech, stage-combat, stage-movement, writing, audition technique and acting for the camera for arts organizations in Oklahoma, Ohio, Minnesota and California. Additionally, Mr. Jackson has helped to develop theatre education curriculum for Silva’s Fine Arts, The Columbus Junior Theatre, Homeward Bound Theatre, Stages Theatre and The Glendale Center Theatre. Mr. Jackson co-founded DiscoveryOnstage, a theatre education company now in long-term residency at Providence High School, in 2006 and continues to serve as its Co-Creator/Creative Director.