Our People

The STAGES People

STAGES team members are enthusiastic teaching artists who bring a breadth of experience in professional, community, and educational theater to our organization and students. Above all, everyone at STAGES is passionate about working with kids to reach their fullest creative potential!

Co-Founder & Managing Director – Stacey Koloski

Director of Education – Shannon Wade
Marketing/Progam Assistant – Nolan Ellsworth
Facilities Manager – Johnny Speckman

Our current roster of Teaching Artists & Designers includes: Kyle Aarons, Karly Allen, Jennifer Black, Corey Anderson, Rebecca Caron, Nolan Ellsworth, Nate Genrich, Emily Grotz, Stacey Koloski, Brynn Lewallen, Mark Magee, Benn May, Hollie Pryor, Johnny Speckman, Shannon Wade, and Colin Whiteman.

Interested in working for STAGES? Check back for job postings, or submit a resume/inquiry any time to hello@stagesacademy.com.

The STAGES board provides strategic governance and leadership guidance in support of our organizational mission.

Maria Fox (President)
Elizabeth Bliss
Stacey Koloski
Deirdre Fulton McDonough 
Elizabeth Provost
Hollye Seddon (STAGES Co-Founder)

Interested in learning more about being involved with a Board Committee (Development, Finance, Marketing, Policies & Procedures)? Email us at hello@stagesacademy.com any time!



“Theater/STAGES was a critical part of my children’s development. Educators talk of the importance of sports and ‘teamwork.’ My non-athletic kids learned that through theater. They both appreciate the importance of expression through the arts….they are better people for it!”

Liz Freeman, STAGES Parent

“Thank you STAGES for helping me make friends. Thank you for helping me come out of my shell. Thank you for providing a safe place for me to explore myself and my art.”

Brooke Papineau, STAGES Alum