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63 years of excellence

Playhouse Teachers

All Playhouse Instructors are Level II Background Checked (State and National).

Ashleigh Hernandez is a Lake Worth area native, an experienced choreographer, a Certified Teacher, and a South Florida small business leader. She has been a performing artist for the majority of her life, not only leading dance and cheer groups to victory, but intertwining performing arts with poetry and literature during her years within the elementary school classroom. Her experience as a performer allows her to to produce attention grabbing, heart-moving shows filled with the passion she ignites in others. Overall, she strives to help children see the value in literature and the arts while helping them reach their potential.  

Cara Abaldo has successfully completed the Yoga Teachers Intensive at Yoga & Inner pEace. She has earned the title of Yoga Siromani - Minister of Yoga.

Nicole Lee is an honors graduate of the University of Miami’s Musical Theater department. She is a National Board Certified Music Teacher with 18 years of experience who has conducted both the Elementary Honors Chorus and Orff Ensemble for the Spotlight on Young Musicians Concert at the Kravis Center. She has also been a Judge for the Bak and Dreyfoos School of the Arts theater audition process for over 8 years. In addition, Nicole has coached many students to successfully get into these programs. This summer Nicole had the privilege to work with the Outreach program in conjunction with the Lake Worth Playhouse training underprivileged students in the different components of theater. In addition, Nicole Lee is also a professional singer and actress. She is a proud Burt Reynolds Institute of Theatrical Training alumna. She has done several shows at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Some of her favorites include “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Hairspray”.  Recently she completed several productions of “Menopause the Musical.”
Nicole looks forward to combining her two passions by leading the Theater classes at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Her many years of teaching, acting and judging have prepared her to impart this wisdom to students who want to prepare for auditions, be a better singer or just feel more confident.

Daniel Eilola is a local actor and director who received his training at Towson University where he studied under Tony Award winning actor Jon Glover. Daniel has appeared in commercials and on stages throughout the northeast. Recently, Daniel has appeared in 5 productions on the Lake Worth Playhouse stage including: The Unexpected Guest, Almost Maine, The 1940’s Radio Hour, The Foreigner and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He also has directed four productions at the Playhouse including Riverside Drive and Central Park West by Woody Allen, 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, Search and Destroy by Howard Korder, The Odd Couple by Neil Simon and will also be directing the upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring.
Shonna Rash graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, and Theatre, Shonna moved from the land of potatoes to sunny Florida where she combined her love of theatre with her love of children and teaching as an Instructor at The Performance Project. During that time she began working as a Production Stage Manager in professional theatres from coast to coast. Shonna has also used the power of performance as a Developmental Specialist to teach confidence, discipline, and teamwork to children with disabilities. Shonna finally found her heart and home teaching, directing and sharing the magic of theatre with kids of all ages. Shonna is so grateful for the many opportunities to work with the exceptionally talented youth in this wonderful community.
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