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.
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 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 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 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 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 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!
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 will graduate from Fairfield Ludlowe High School in June and will attend the University of Denver in the Fall. She is looking forward to her first time working with FPAS. Recently, Ella choreographed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and a modern version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both for FLHS. Before these, she was dance captain for her drama club’s productions of Rock of Ages and The Great Gatsby. She currently loves to take drop-in classes at Double Up Dance Studio and spends her free time choreographing! Her favorite types of dance are hip-hop and contemporary, and she also knows jazz technique from being a dancer on her high school dance team and taking additional jazz classes. Ella sings in the Fairfield County Children’s Choir, plays the clarinet, and is a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo. Ella hopes to contribute her dance experience, creativity, and passion to FPAS this summer to help create a fun camp and show!
My name is Tess and I am a graduating senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. I will be attending Boston College in the fall and can’t wait to be on The Heights. I have been a dancer since I was 3 years old and have been competing for 8 years. I have grown up dancing at D’Valda and Sirico Dance and Music Center and my junior and senior year I have been captain of the dance company. I do a wide array of styles including contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, afro, and musical theater, my favorite being jazz! Every summer I also attend Joffrey Ballet School where I am completely immersed in the expertise of professionals in the dance industry. While dance has been my main focus throughout my life I also was in the vocal company at D’Valda for 4 years, so definitely have experience with both. Being a versatile performer myself I can’t wait to share my passion with the campers this summer. I am so excited to be surrounded by such talent at FPAS and can’t wait to have so much fun!