ALASTAIR KING (Musical Theater Director)
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Alastair was born in Glasgow, Scotland and now lives in New York City. He studied musical theatre at the Italia Conti Stage School in London and performed in several West End shows including BARNARDO, DICK WHITTINGTON at the London Palladium and in a cabaret show for two years at LA VIE EN ROSE. He has also appeared on BBC and ZDF Television as a dancer and was featured in the world famous video TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART.

As a composer, his musicals have been produced in both the US and in England, including THE ULTIMATE MAN at the Bridewell Theatre, London, CHRISTY AND THE PLAYBOYS in Stowe, Vermont and his musical revue RELATIONSHIPS at Tada Theatre in New York City and at the Caribbean Theatre on St. Croix. His shows THE FAMILY FIORELLI and OUTLAWS – THE BALLAD OF BILLY THE KID were both performed in the New York Musical Theatre Festival of 2007 and 2011, respectively. As a pianist he has performed in the world famous Rianbow Room on top of the NBC Building in Rockefeller Center, the Sony Building and at Chez Josephine.
His pop songs have been published by Carlin and Southern Music and recorded and released by Warner Music and on Viva Records.

Alastair is a teaching artist in the NYC schools and teaches musical theater,
songwriting and choreography programs for YOUNG AUDIENCES and for his
own program, SHOW KIDZ. He was awarded TEACHING ARTIST OF THE
YEAR by YOUNG AUDIENCES in 2010. He was co-director for WAY- OFF
BROADWAY’S student summer theatre program at the Lincoln Theatre in Napa
Valley for 3 years and director for SUMMERSTAGE at the South Orangetown
Middle School for twelve years. Alastair’s work with children has been shown on NBC and featured on NEW YORK ONE TV. He also runs his own
private voice studio in Manhattan.


Nicole Lee Aiossa (Theater, Voice and Movement instructor)
Nicole was
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born in Glen Cove, Long Island, but has been singing, dancing, acting and directing in New York City for the last 15 years. Coming from a strong Musical Theater background in middle school and high school, she followed her artistic goals and went on to study voice at New York University.  With a  Bachelors Degree  in Classical Voice Production, Nicole is primarily an opera singer, having performed in such productions as La Boheme (Musetta), Falstaff (Alice) Il Segretto di Susanna (Susanna), Dido & Aeneas (1st Witch), The Impresario (Goldentrill), Carmen (Frasquita), Orpheus in the Underworld (Eurydice), Two Widows (Lidka), Don Pasquale (Norina), and numerous others.  Directing, Choreography and Assistant Directing credits include: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Assistant Director & principal dancer), The Magic Flute (Assistant Director & Movement coach), Die Drei Pintos (Assistant Director and Choreographer), Two Widows (Choreographer), L'italiana in Algeri (Associate Director & Choreographer), Dido & Aeneas (Associate Director & Choreographer), The Impresario (Associate Director, Choreographer & Librettist), La Clemenza di Tito (Director), and The Medium (Director). Living in New York City , Nicole teaches theater, movement and singing around the area, for various children's organizations. She also teaches private Movement and Dramatic Skills  for professional singers in the New York City Area.  Her most recent projects include playing a zombie and a nun in Dysfunctional Theatre's A Cavalcade of Curiosities, directing and choreographing Mozart's Don Giovanni with Bronx Opera, and writing the libretto for a new opera titled "The Geek Opera", with composer and fellow SOCAT teacher, Anwar Sawyer.  Nicole has been favorably reviewed  in such publications as The New York Times, Opera News Magazine, and said of her performance in Don Pasquale, "It is highlighted by the brilliant, wise-cracking, scheming-but-with-a-good-heart Ms. Nicole Lee Aiossa. She portrays the sexy, wistful Norina with uncommon wit and charm, and is worth the price of admission by herself."- Robert Liebowitz, OuterStage.



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Allison Meyers (Visual and Graphic Arts Coordinator) 
is a mixed-media artist with a masters degree in fine art and an undergraduate degree in art education, who has been teaching art in the South Orangetown Central School District for thirteen years. Allison teaches at Tappan Zee High School, grades 9 – 12, as well as William O. Schaefer Elementary School, Grades K-1.  In addition to teaching traditional drawing and painting classes, Allison teaches photography, TV production, and publishing for the yearbook. Allison joined the Summerstage staff in 2006, and in 2008 she developed the SummerStudio program, which she directed and taught through 2010.  During the summer of 2011, Allison took some time away from SOCAT to spend time with her new baby, but she is excited to be back as party of the SOCAT Staff. Personally, Allison creates mixed-media paintings in her studio at the Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center (G.A.G.A), where she exhibits her work annually. 



Eric Goldstein (on-site Director of Administration)
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Eric has been teaching at the South Orangetown Middle School for 18 years and was Director for Administration of Summerstage for over a decade. Eric has three children of his own ages 9,6, and 5. Eric is a self proclaimed technology geek and sports fan who also loves to exercise and help others get in shape to lead healthier lives. He is looking forward to starting a new chapter in his career as Director for Administration for SOCAT.





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Andrew Jannetti (Project Administrator)
Andrew has been dancing, choreographing, and teaching in NYC ever since graduating from Montclair State University in 1976. His choreographic work has been presented in many venues in NYC including DTW, St. Marks’s Danspace, 92nd Street Y, Alvin Ailey Center, The Duke, DIA, BAX, Cunningham Studio, DUMBO Dance Festival, CoolNY Festival, ADG Festival, NY International Dance Festival, Philadelphia Fringe, as well as various venues throughout the U.S. and Europe, including the prestigious Edinburgh Festival. He has received grants from NYSCA, NJSCA, MCAF, Meet The Composers, the Field, and Harkness Center. He received a BAXten Award for his strong commitment to Dance Education and a PASEtter Award from the Partnership for After School Education for his work with after school arts programming for NYC youth.  He was the co-director of Children’s Dance Project of Manhattan as well Summerstage, a music and theater workshop for children in Rockland County, NY. He has taught at Staten Island Academy for 6 years where he developed the entire dance program for Pre- K thru 12th grade and an integrated arts curriculum for grades 1- 4. His lesson designs have been published in national magazines. A recent honors graduate of the Dance Education program at Steinhardt, NYU, he currently teaches dance at PS 79 in Whitestone Queens, at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange in Park Slope, Brooklyn as well as classes for adults in modern/jazz dance, aqua aerobics, stretch and tone, and his own special brand of cardio-conditioning, Rhythmic Fitness throughout Manhattan.