About Triple Threat Studio
About Triple Threat Studio
Triple Threat Studio is made for and by 'theatre kids' of all ages! Inspired by the Footlights Summer Theatre program that emphasizes an "Arts for All" mission, this studio is dedicated to all those kids who are searching for a place to belong; a place where they can be themselves; a place where they can learn and grow and go out and perform at all of our local theaters and schools and share their talents with the world! At Triple Threat Studio, students can learn to act, learn to sing, learn to dance and learn to perform.
Jenn Blair, Owner
Jenn began performing in theatrical productions when she was in high school and once she graduated, she moved to NYC to attend The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in Manhattan. While there, she studied acting as well as had training in stage combat, voice production & speech, film, Shakespeare and voice lessons. Since she returned, she's been involved in many of the local theaters both on and off stage including All An Act and The Erie Playhouse. She was last seen in Jane Austin's Sense & Sensibility at the Erie Playhouse.
Ashley Michelle Lauria, Owner
Ashley Michelle (Simmons) Lauria has been an avid dancer for 15+ years and has been an instructor for 10+ years. Ashley has studied tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, Irish and is also a registered kickboxing and pilates instructor. Ashely is a graduate of Gannon University where she became a registered dietician. When she's not working or teaching she is the proud mom to her sons, Noah and Jackson and wife to Frank. Ashley is thrilled to work with everyone at Triple Threat and is always blown away by the talented students she gets to work with.
Brandon Vogt, Voice and Piano
Brandon Vogt is thrilled to be an instructor at Triple Threat Studio. He studied at the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music, where he majored in Music and Arts Management. During college, he was active in the Opera Program, College and Motet Choirs, served as the Executive Director of the Arts Management Association, and worked as an Admissions Representative in the Conservatory. Brandon has studied a wide variety of genres of music and specializes in teaching life-long vocal skills for the versatile singer. During his years at Mercyhurst Preparatory School, he travelled to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland where he played the male lead in Little Mary Sunshine. Brandon has been a soloist throughout the Greater Erie area, has performed for the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts, and on the Erie Playhouse stage.
Karen Tech, Creative Movement and Ballet
Karen Tech holds a Master's Degree in Education from Mercyhurst University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance from Lake Erie College. At Lake Erie College, she studied the techniques of ballet and modern intensely and immediately fell in love with the art of modern dance. She, also, had the opportunity to study with many choreographers from the East coast to Midwest. Upon graduation she began teaching classes at the Little Dance Studio under the direction of Sandra Little. She was given the opportunity in 2011 to dance a solo piece in New York City's Project Dance, a free dance festival for the New York community. In her spare time she enjoys reading and baking. Her favorite food to bake and decorate are cupcakes.
Siobhan Peterson-Walsh, Combo I, Tap, Ballet Conditioning and Yoga
Siobhan thrilled to be a part of Triple Threat Studio. Dance has been a lifelong passion and pursuit since age 5, beginning at a studio in Meadville PA and training between this studio and Lake Erie Ballet Theater until she went away to Cranbrook Kingswood School in Michigan for high school. At Cranbrook, a performing arts high school, she continued to hone her skills in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern and lyrical and added yoga and musical theater to her repertoire. During her time at Cranbrook, Siobhan was asked to choreograph and perform in two school musicals, Pippin and Leader of the Pack, and even won two choreographic awards for a jazz and modern pieces. She then went on to attend and graduate from Allegheny College where she earned her BS in cognitive psychology and minor in dance studies. For the past 3 years, she has partnered with ArtsErie in their grant work to bring the arts into classrooms in schools in the area by conducting workshops and classes in elementary schools, after school programs, summer programs and day care centers. In addition to her work with ArtsErie, Siobhan is also a Group Supervisor at Creative Learning Child Care where she has also worked for more than 3 years. While at the day care, she has brought her love for movement to the center by conducting regular movement classes in the JR Preschool, Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.