John Fanelli Directs RAGTIME
Posted by: Pia Haas on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:00:00 am
Since attaining a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of California, San Diego, John Fanelli has dedicated 18 successful years directing, teaching and creating programs for young people in theatre arts. Under the tutelage and mentorship of internationally acclaimed Director Alex H. Urban, John helped to establish a network of theater programs for young people that spanned the coast of California and reached to Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr. Fanelli returned to the east coast and developed Westchester Broadway Theatre’s Young Artists of the WBT. He expanded his reach and scope of programming by taking over as Artistic Director for the Times Square Group based in NYC, where he developed and implemented educational theatre programs for the public schools of NYC.
In 2006, he opened Lighthouse Youth Theatre in Thornwood, an arts education program dedicated to young talent, giving them the tools necessary to succeed not only in the arts, but in life.. Through Standing Ovation Studios, he now brings professional arts education and production to youth and adults of Westchester County, Connecticut and New York City.