Linda Duci has been the owner and director of The Country Academy of Dance for over 30 years and has danced and choreographed professionally throughout the tri-state area. Linda is best known for Directing and Choreographing Musical Theatre in Westchester and Putnam counties. Linda trained at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Ailey and Graham Schools and with numerous Broadway and Television Choreographers. Her goal is to offer all levels of performers new experiences in a fun, immersive atmosphere.
Christopher Rich has an extensive background in theater as director, musical director, writer and performer, in addition to his 25+ years as a vocal coach and piano instructor. He studied piano performance at The Juilliard School, as well as arranging and orchestration at Berklee College of Music. Early on in his career, he founded and was Director of the “All For Arts” Performing Arts Center in Bedford Hills (NY), Smithtown (NY) and West Haven (CT) for more than ten years. Most recently, he originated the roles of Jameson and Shaw in the premier of “The Composition of Herman Melville” at NYC’s Metropolitan Playhouse, served as assistant musical director for Long Wharf Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls”, played Arnold in “The Boys Next Door” at the Rich Forum, and performed a principal role in a staged reading of a new operetta, “Songs Beyond News” at NYC’s Producers Club. Christopher is currently writing an original musical, “Living in the Lines” and is fine-tuning his series of fairy tale musicals to be made available for theatrical productions nationwide.
Nancy began her involvement with the Stamford All-School Musical in 2007 as a cast parent and has volunteered since 2008 as Producer. Nancy's three children all graduated from the Stamford Public Schools and were ASM performers. Nancy has produced over 30 musicals across the school district for the Stamford All-School Musical, Northeast Elementary School, Turn of River Middle School and Westhill High School. In 2005, Nancy founded the 5th Grade Musical program at Northeast and spent nine years on the board of Westhill High School's Northstar Parent Production Group. In 2018, Nancy received the Stamford Public Education Foundation's Excellence in Education Leadership Award and she was the 2014 recipient of the Special Achievement in Arts Education Award by the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards for her work at Westhill High School. When not in rehearsals, Nancy is an immigration attorney for the Stamford law firm Benjamin, Gold & Troyb.
Amy Guttman has been a proud parent and volunteer for the Stamford All-School Musical for the past five years. Being introduced to Broadway at age six, she was instantly hooked and her love for music and theater was found. Performing on stage became second nature to Amy as the alto saxophone player in her high school’s world-renowned Jazz band playing throughout Europe, Disneyland, and at several Berklee College of Music competitions. Her most memorable moment on stage was singing with the band at her own wedding. As a former elementary school teacher, she brought music and movement into her classroom on a regular basis and has always supported the local performing arts community. Amy currently works for the United States Tennis Association and is beyond thrilled to be joining the production team for the 2021 Stamford All-School Musical. She can’t wait to see all of the talented students back on stage this November!
Clifton has been the resident set designer for the Stamford All-School Musical for the past four years and has also designed for Westhill High School's productions of Guys & Dolls and Anything Goes. Clifton has designed Off-Broadway and in the downtown Manhattan theater scene where he collaborates with numerous experimental theater comanies. His most recent work includes Polaroid Stories (New School); Popesical: A Papal Musical Comedy (Fringe NYC); The 20th Century Way(Rattlestick); In Fields Where They Lay (New Ohio); Mr. Landing Takes a Fall (The Flea); Accidentally, Like a Martyr (Wild Project); We Are All in Paradise (NYU); Grace McLean Live in Concert (Ars Nova); Oprah's The Life You Want Tour (EVNT). Clifton is also Associate Designer to John McDermott. Most recent collaborations include Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility, Tribes at Barrington Stage, and As You Like It at Folger Shakespeare Theater. Clifton is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.
Daniel has been the Sound Designer for four of the last six Stamford All-School Musical’s. (Shrek, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins) Daniel Graduated from A.I.T.E. in 2012 and from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Design/ Technical Theatre in 2016. Daniel was most recently the Head Audio on the Miss Saigon North American Tour. Prior to that Daniel worked on The School of Rock 1st National Tour. Before touring Daniel worked regionally and off – broadway as a Sound Designer/ Engineer. Off Broadway Credits include: Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, An Evening with Phyllis Hyman Regional Credits include: Back Home Again; The John Denver Musical, West Side Story, Les Misérables, Xanadu, Peter Pan, Here Be Dragons, The Music Man. Daniel is very excited to be back with the All School Musical in 2019! Checkout danielbria.com for more of Daniels work!