Our Teachers

JESSE TURITS

Alumnus

An alumnus of The Barrow Group, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, and MADLOM. Not only a dedicated and working actor, dancer, musician, and filmmaker; Jesse has been teaching Acting since 2012 and is excited to add his techniques to the MADLOM experience.

​MICHAEL BARTON

Guest Teacher

Mike Barton was a theater major at the University of Oklahoma. There he was introduced to the power if live theater. Since that time he has acted and directed as a founding member of two repertory company’s and has contributed to many productions. He lives in Montclair and is a father of two.

KENDRA CULLEY

Guest Teacher

KENDRA CULLEY is an actress who hails from Montclair New Jersey. She studied choreography, modern dance and drumming with MADLOM when she was 10 and 11 years old. She recently graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University where she spent a year abroad studying at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London. She strives to give back to the world of art everything it has given her during her life. Important Roles: As You Like It – Audrey / Adam, Under Construction – Ensemble, The Dining Room -Ensemble, 40 N 70 W – Natalia / Alisha , Binnorie – Nicole, Controlling Interests – Bethany, Little Beasts- Beatrice –Luna Stage, Uncle Vanya – Yelena, SVPA (Staged Reading); Our Town – Rebecca – Conservatory Players, The Miracle Worker – Helen Keller – Conservatory Players.

DRAMA, ACTING

TOMOMI IMAI

Guest Teacher

TOMOMI IMAI came to New York 2001.She performed as a soloist with several companies in Japan, which performances are sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Culture. Her choreography has been presented at several theater in Tokyo and won second prizes at the Kita-Kiyushu and Asia national Modern Dance Competition, Akita Modern Dance Competition and grand prize at the the Matsudo Art society Competition. She dances with the Pi Dance Theater, Regina Larkin, The Dance Imprints , Maxine Steinman, HoffTanzt, and performed in “AGORA”. She taught at the Adeiphi University, the Peridance and teaches at the Montclair Academy of Dance and Laboratory of Music. She is master teaches of Pilates.

BALLET, MODERN DANCE

JON LUKS

Guest Teacher

JON LUKS is a direct link with great traditions of rhythm TAP!
He appeared in numerous musicals and club acts such as: Kiss Me Kate, Damn Yankees, West Side story, Oklahoma, Grease, Guys and Dolls, Chicago, Hello Dolly and The Fantastics . As a teacher Jon’s focus is on helping the students cultivate a relationship with music, so the real dialogue is created between music and dance.

TAP

LISA MAZZELLA

Guest Teacher

LISA MAZZELLA a native of New York City, has worked in many areas of the media industry for over a decade. She holds a B.A. in English with minors in Cinema Studies and Spanish from Rutgers University (NJ); and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School (NYC). She studied with cinema studies lecturer and experimental media artist Albert Gabriel Nigrin, who inspired her interest in experimental and music video. She was an intern at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, she worked in PR industry as an executive assistant at Orange Media Relations with clients: The Criterion Collection and Severin Films. Further she became focused on video production and directed, produced, and edited her own experimental and music videos. She edited a documentary, a short film, and created video content for video licensing site, UncensoredInterview.com. She released a documentary Perfect Blend with Maya Milenovic Workman in 2012.

FILM EDITING

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