Our Staff

Kristan Brown

Kristan Brown

Director of Marketing and Enrollment

Kristan received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, where she developed a passion for actor training and the Meisner Technique.  She has been an actor, stage manager, producer, bartender, events director, volleyball coach, P.E. teacher, and stitcher. She was the Co-Founder and Managing Director of FloodLight Productions, an immersive theatre company that produced work in both New York and San Francisco, and served as the Production Management Intern at Ars Nova.

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Ashley Hughes

Ashley Hughes

Director of Operations

Ashley received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, training at Playwrights Horizons and the Experimental Theatre Wing. She went on to receive her MFA in Contemporary Performance at Naropa University. Most recently she completed a thirteen year tenure at Blue School, a pre-school and elementary school founded by the original members of the Blue Man Group and their partners, where she served as the Director of Program Development and Operations. She holds a certificate in School Management and Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School. She lives in Brooklyn with her two children.

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Justin Cimino

Justin Cimino

Director of Community Engagement and Alumni Affairs

Justin Cimino received his BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, training at the Meisner Studio. He has trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. As an actor, he has performed Off-Broadway and in many other productions in NYC. He has workshopped solo work under Austin Pendleton at The Directors Company. He has been a teaching artist for 15 years. He is currently the Artistic Director for Zara Aina, a nonprofit organization that brings theater to at-risk communities in Madagascar and the United States.

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Kevin Kong

Kevin Kong

Administrative Assistant

Kevin is an actor who received his BFA in Music and Computer Science from New York University, and also a graduate of the Terry Knickerbocker Studio 2-Year Conservatory Program. When he’s not not slinging it out as a young actor, you can find him holed up in a movie theater, on the dance floor, or curled up inside a good book.

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Sarah Zaid

Sarah Zaid

Social Media and Marketing Associate

Sarah received her BS in Communications and Graphic Design at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She recently switched over from a long reign working the corporate side of the Cosmetic Industry to join our fun and tight-knit acting studio community! When she’s not online hunting for the next big hashtag, she spends her time cooking, training for sporting events and discovering new hobbies like skateboarding.

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