• Jennifer Kenny Owner/Director

    Jennifer Kenny is the Owner and Executive Director of Fairfield Performing Arts Studio (FPAS). FPAS was established in 2008. Jennifer is the primary instructor and director for all studio classes, camps, and performances. Jennifer was trained at Circle in the Square Theater School in New York City and received a BFA in theater from the University of Connecticut. At Circle in the Square, Jennifer studied under Alan Langdon, Edward Berkeley, Lynn Meadows, Maria Tucci, Carol Shelley, Michael Moriarty, John Stix, John Jones, Stephen Hollis, Olympia Dukakis, Mercedes Rehl, Jacqueline Brookes, Terese Hayden, Andrea Haring, Barbara Knowles, Lucille Rubin, KC Lingon, Moni Yakim, Mina Yakim, Randolyn Zinn, Nora Kasarda, Joanna Gleason, F. Wade Russo, and B. H. Barry.  Jennifer combines a variety of acting techniques, Stanislavski, Method Acting and Meisner Technique, she has learned from all of her teachers and mentors. Some of Jennifer’s areas of expertise are Monologue Coaching, Scene Study, Directing, Shakespeare, Dialectics, Improvisation, Choreography, and Voice. Her past theatrical roles include Adelaide (Guys ‘N Dolls), Irina (Three Sisters), Edward/Victoria (Cloud Nine), Veronica (The Hollow), Juliet (Romeo & Juliet) to name a few of her stage credits. Jennifer has a strong passion for inspiring students of all ages, connecting with people, and bringing out the many dimensions of a character within an actor. Her love and passion of people is what motivates her to run her classes as well as her private coaching sessions.  Outside of the theater world, Jennifer is the mother of two children, Taylor and Bailey, and lives in Fairfield, CT with her loving husband Bill.

  • Daniel Horstmann
    Daniel Horstmann

    Mr. Daniel Horstmann is a musician, educator, and performer based in Fairfield Connecticut. In addition to FPAS, he is currently the Director of Music at Fairfield College Preparatory School ; Director of Music at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelton, and Assistant Director of the Fairfield University Pep Band. Previously he was the Director of Praise Project Choir and Ensemble at Fairfield University, as well as the Founder of Note The Way Music Ministry in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Mr. Horstmann has more than 10 years of experience as a music professional, serving communities as a music director, pianist, cantor, and percussionist. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University with an emphasis of study in both Music and Communication as well as Entrepreneurship and Catholic Studies. Most recently, he received a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Bridgeport which focused on music pedagogy and ensemble development. Mr. Horstmann has a passion and love for music that inspires students of all ages to work hard and develop skills needed to perform with confidence.

  • Anna Fama
    Anna Fama Camp Staff

    Anna Marie Fama is an alumna of Lauralton Hall in Milford and Fairfield Prep’s Theater Department and a cappella group. This May she became a graduate of Skidmore College, Honors Program, with a BS in Theater and BA in Cultural Anthropology. She has cultivated her interests in many areas through studying in Chiang Mai, Thailand for cultural studies, Lennox, MA for a Shakespeare intensive, and Moscow, Russia for theater and performance at the Moscow Art Theater. Post-grad, Anna Marie intends to pursue theater, specifically acting, and in the meantime is hoping to potentially attend a Master’s Program for International Affairs and teach English abroad. As a former camper at FPAS and a long time counselor, there is no place she’d rather spend her summer than FPAS’s warm, welcoming and loving environment!!

  • Eliza Croarkin
    Eliza Croarkin Camp Staff

    Eliza is a former Fairfield Performing Arts camper, herself, and has been in two of its’ summer productions. She has been able to serve as an assistant in a few of Jennifer’s acting classes during these last two school years. Eliza has also been involved in two of Fairfield Warde High School’s Drama Club’s musicals and has sung in the Warde Music Department’s choir programs all four years of high school. This summer will mark her third year working at FPAS. Next year she will go on to pursue a primary education certification through a partnership with Trinity College and Saint Joseph University. She is very excited to work with campers who share her love of musical theatre.

  • Vincent Ohe
    Vincent Ohe Camp Staff

    Vincent Ohe is very excited to return to the FPAS staff after 5 years of being a camper and one year as a team member. Vincent is active in both theater and music—he participated in Fairfield Ludlowe’s theater program and was also a member of Fairfield Ludlowe’s premier choir and A Capella group, was a student president of the Tri-M Honors Society, and a member the Western Region/All-state choir festivals. He was first introduced to theater when he appeared in FPAS’s production of Beauty and the Beast at eleven years old. Recently, Vincent has appeared as Daddy Warbucks (Annie), Theo (Pippin), and George Wilson (The Great Gatsby). Vincent will be graduating from Fairfield Ludlowe High School in June and is excited for the great memories and performances that the summer will bring!

  • Jessica Stekloff
    Jessica Stekloff

    Jessica is super excited to return to FPAS this summer as a counselor! She has attended FPAS programs for the past 6 years, participating in school year productions such as Once on This Island (The Storyteller), and summer shows such as Annie (Pepper), Mary Poppins (Mary), and Legally Blonde (Chutney). Jessica is currently a junior attending Fairfield Ludlowe High School and enjoys working backstage for the school drama program. 

  • Szilvi Cimino
    Szilvi Cimino

    Szilvi is a rising senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School and was a camper at FPAS for 6 years, which fostered her love of theatre. She has participated in numerous productions at her high school. Her passion for music has led her to be a member of the Fairfield County Children’s Choir, a cappella group, the Tri-M Honor’s Society, as well as Regional, All-State and National choirs. Szilvi also plays multiple musical instruments and enjoys composing and arranging. She plans to major in music in 2022. She is absolutely thrilled to be a part of the FPAS staff and is so excited to share her passions with the campers!

  • Jessica Lee
    Jessica Lee

    Jessica Lee is a passionate dancer from Fairfield, CT. With a diverse dancing background, she has consistently competed as a gold open level Ballroom Dancer for 7 years and dancing for 12. She has been Irish Dancing since the age of 4, competing in many regional competitions and continuing by joining the collegiate Loyola Irish Dance Team. Jessica’s first encounter with theater was at a regional Russian theater program, where she performed traditional stories in Russian with her peers from childhood until she was fourteen, competing in International Russian theater competitions for 4 years. She continued her love for theater in High School by involving herself in Ludlowe High School’s production of Pippin and Mame as one of the lead dancers. She balanced this with performances and competitions on her High School Dance Team, becoming dance captain her senior year. They competed in hip hop, jazz, and pom and she created choreography weekly throughout the year. Jess additionally has a love for hip hop and jazz and has taken a variety of classes highlighting different styles of both. She has done a lot of volunteer work, expressing her love for dance to nursing homes and events for years because she loves to share her passion with the community. She studies global history At Loyola University of Maryland and is planning on becoming an educator. Jess is excited to get back on campus and into performing again. She is so excited about her first summer teaching at FPAS to share her passion for dancing and theater with the campers. Jess is ready to bring her energy and help create a fun caring community with an amazing show!

  • Charlie Tavolato
    Charlie Tavolato

    Charlie is a rising junior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. He has been making and performing music for as long as he can remember, as well as releasing his own music to hundreds of monthly listeners on Spotify. He has performed in numerous FPAS shows, and is beyond excited to help campers create the same fond memories of FPAS that he has made in years past.

  • Ella Magnuson
    Ella Magnuson
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