Director / Acting Coach
Michael Kaplan has been teaching Acting in and around New York for over 16 years. He has his Master's Degree in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt and currently teaches Theatre full-time at the Christa McAuliffe School in Brooklyn, NY. He is the head of the Theatre Department at Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp. At From Stage to Screen Michael is the Private Acting and Vocal Performance Coach. He students can be seen performing in TV and Film.
Sally Kaplan, along with Camille Bozek, founded From Stage to Screen Acting Studio in 2003 in Poughkeepsie, NY. She is known for creating and teaching theatre workshops for children and teens since the 1990’s with both Six by the Park and The Hudson Valley Conservatory under the tutelage of Samuel E Wright. In addition, she has worked closely with some of the most prestigious talent agents in New York City and has developed a network of connections in the New York City area. She made her directing debut in 2001 with “The Wizard of Oz” and her acting debut in the musical “Oliver” in 2000. Over the years she has directed many on stage productions including, “13”, “Bye Bye Birdie”, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Family”, “Mousetrap”, and “Arsenic and Old Lace.” She is thrilled to see her students grow every week!
Camille Bozek has been involved in all aspects of theatre for over thirty years. Born and raised in New York City, she began attending acting classes while pursuing a BA in English and Communications at Hunter College. While working as a photo editor at Macmillan Publishing in Manhattan, Camille participated in local community theater productions. When she moved to the Hudson Valley, Camille continued her interest in acting by working with Children’s Community Theater and Six By The Park not only performing on stage but training in stage management and technical theatre. This love of theatre was passed along to her family and all four children began to perform on stage and work behind the scenes. Camille has attended many creative workshops dealing with acting, working with children, and theatre management. She volunteered several years at TriArts working with the house manager, technical crew and as a stage manager for Artistic Director, Michael Berkeley. Camille also taught acting classes for Samuel Wright at the Hudson Valley Conservatory before opening From Stage To Screen Acting Studio with Sally Kaplan in 2003.
Music Director/Vocal Coach
Liz Toleno works full time as a theatre musical director, accompanist & private vocal coach in the Hudson Valley, NYC & beyond. She performs & teaches flute & piano, is adjunct Accompanist/Vocal Coach at SUNY New Paltz Theatre Dept, & has been a musical director at Stagedoor Manor since 2006. Liz recently worked with the Macy Parade’s creative team on their new musical, YES, VIRGINIA.
Lauren is a professional actor based in New York City with over 10 years of teaching experience. She studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has been performing regionally ever since her graduation in 2009. When not performing she teaches dance in Tribeca and musical theatre at various after school programs throughout the city. Some of her favorite regional credits include, Mamma Mia (Sophie), The Little Mermaid (Ariel), Plain and Fancy (Hilda) and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Woman 1). Lauren has also been a featured vocalist at venues such as, Don't Tell Mama, The Metropolitan Room and Feinstein's 54 Below. Teaching is one of her greatest passions and she believes that being able to share the arts with people of all ages can only make the world a better place!
Michelle Hartman has been involved with From Stage to Screen Acting
Studio since 2007. She is known for teaching theatre workshops for
children since 2014. Prior to that she worked diligently as a Stage
Manager for most of the FSTS productions under the tutelage of Michael
Kaplan. She made her directing debut in 2015 with “Into the Woods, Jr.”
Over the years she has also directed “Wizard of Oz”, “Annie, Kids”, “Little
Mermaid, Jr.” “Beauty and the Beast”, “Cinderella, Kids”, “Seussical, Kids”
and “Frozen, Jr.”