Staff

Mr. Jonathan Gillespie

Artistic Director

As the Artistic Director, Mr. Gillespie has seen the WCSPA program triple in size, a feat made possible by his active engagement of alumni volunteers, guest teachers, and industry professionals. He serves as producer, managing director, and production designer for the WCSPA program while also teaching acting, playwriting, and directing mainstage shows.

Erik Hart

Mr. Erik Hart

Acting & Technical Theatre

In addition to directing mainstage shows, Mr. Hart teaches students a wide variety of content, including contemporary theatre history, acting theory, audition etiquette, and sound design. He is also the director of Thespian Troupe 1000, and works with senior WCSPA students and parents on the college application and financial aid process to ensure student success beyond the program.

Nick Osenberg

Mr. Nick Osenberg

Technical Theatre

Mr. Osenberg serves as the technical theatre teacher, giving students the fundamental skills they need to succeed in areas of tech theatre such as perspective drawing, scenic modeling, lighting design, and stage management. He also oversees the box office and online ticketing programs.

Cori Callahan

Mrs. Cori Callahan

Dance

Mrs. Cori is responsible for dance education and choreography, teaching inexperienced students the fundamentals of ballet and jazz and enriching the skills of seasoned dancers with her professional experience and providing mentorship opportunities as assistant choreographers and dance captains. She also oversees marketing and sponsorship.

Mark Sharrow

Mr. Mark Sharrow

Costumes and Drama

Mr. Sharrow serves as the supervisor of the costume shop, including makeup and wigs. He also teaches voice and movement for the actor, development of drama, basic sewing, textiles, and costume construction.

Mr. Greg Bachinski

WCSPA and Performing Arts Center Technical Director

Greg serves as the technical director of the Performing Arts Center, scheduling and staffing events and rentals, working closely with teachers and coaches across the district to coordinate the PAC calendar. He also works as the scene shop supervisor and technical director for the WCSPA program, ensuring that best practices and safety protocols are taught to all students and rigorously upheld.