Stephanie is a current sophomore at the State University of New York at Fredonia getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She has been doing theatre since her 6th-grade production of Annie and has been obsessed with it ever since. Some of her most notable roles are The Witch in Into The Woods, Sally in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Balthazar in Romeo and Juliet. Stephanie has experience both leading and participating in theatre summer camps and is thrilled to join the Not Just Dance team this summer!
Eleanor Alger is a 2023 graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (MFA Dramatic Writing) and a 2021 graduate of Miami University of Ohio (BA Theatre). She began dancing at the age of four and has been performing ever since. She is the recipient of numerous accolades from the Virginia Theatre Association, the Southeastern Theatre Conference, and the Jackie Demaline Regional Collegiate Playwriting Competition. Some of her favorite roles include performances in Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof, Bat Boy, and Seussical. Eleanor has also worked as a dramaturg at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA and has been published for her research on theatre for social change.
Amanda Guzman is so excited to be joining Not Just Dance! A student at George Mason University, she hopes to get her Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with a concentration in Performance. A long time lover of the arts, Amanda began acting at the International School of Bangkok before moving back to the US and graduating from Rock Ridge High School. There, she did dramaturgy, tech, and acted in many of their productions, even being invited to do a talk back for NPR. Amanda loves doing theatre, and she hopes that she can share that love with every student she meets, just as her teachers did for her.
Adam recently graduated (2023) with his Masters degree in Dramatic Writing at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA. He worked as an “in game arena host” and PA for the Savannah Ghost Pirates, was a member of the SCAD performance ensemble and worked as a technician for theatre department at SCAD. He is a Musical Theater graduate from Christopher Newport University, where he minored in Writing and Film Studies. He began his acting career at the age of 6 and has appeared in over 28 local performances. He received Cappie Nominations 2016 and 2017 for Lead Actor in a Play and Suporting Actor in a Play, respectively. Adam appeared in Ford’s Theatre’s Production of A Christmas Carol back in 2009. He was a finalist for SPARC’s New Voices of Theater in 2015 and 2017 for his scripts, “A Teen’s Life” and “Playception: By Evan Packer” respectively. He has appeared on radio, on TV (America’s Most Wanted and Fatal Attractions), in commercials and even as an extra in a couple featured films. Some favorite theatre roles include Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (CNU), Robert in The Drowsey Chaperone (CNU), Curly in Oklahoma! (CNU), Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (Westfield Summer Stage), Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatchers (Chantilly High School), Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chantilly High School), Eddie in Lost in Yonkers (Chantilly High School), and as Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Chantilly High School). In addition, Adam has directed the Not Just Dance productions – Singin’ in the Rain, Screen to Stage and Bugsy Malone JR. He also directed numerous Not Just Dance “Aliens in the Castle” productions. He has also appeared in various Not Just Dance shows over the years, recently appearing as Santa Claus in ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Adam is also the author of all of the Not Just Dance Twisted Tales and Aliens in the Castle productions.
Rachel Hutzenbiler is so excited to be back at NJD for The Best Weeks of Summer, and away from the heat of the desert! They are a current graduate student at Arizona State University studying Theatre for Youth and Communities and spent the last year becoming deeply involved in the theatre scene in Tempe. They were the assistant director for ASU’s production of The Wolves and has been directing and performing new work including chew the fat, Esperanza for the Bats, Baby Shower, and The Neverland, a retelling of Peter Pan by Madeline Sayet. Rachel has continued working as a teaching artist with Childsplay, a children’s theatre in the heart of Tempe. Other projects include an immersive installation requiring thousands of stickers called “Sticker Graffiti,” which has received stickers from all over the country and a grant by ASU’s Theatre for Youth programming. They will be an apprentice for the Theatre for Youth/ USA conference in May.
Before moving to Arizona, Rachel worked with NJD to direct shows such as The Hobbit, Fiddler on the Roof, Jr., and Alice in Wonderland, and was involved with every show from 2018-summer 2022 and worked with area elementary schools as the primary after school theatre program teacher. It is so nice to be back home!