In2YouArts is proud to work and collaborate with fantastic artists in the area.
Joseph Ambrosia- Our true “Musical Theater Dance Instructor,” is a rapidly growing performance artist and arts educator navigating the thrilling life in ‘Show Biz’ with electric enthusiasm and promise! Born and raised in the Pocono Mountains, Joey expressed interest in the arts at an early stage in his childhood. Raised in a musically expressive home, Joseph was singing and studying piano by age eight. Soon after Joseph’s exposure to extracurricular arts, he began performing in community theatre productions, and studying dance. After a successful audition Joseph enrolled in The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts in Bethlehem, PA; one of the Northeast’s premier youth arts education entities. He majored in Vocal Performance. Throughout his studies, Joey began performing professionally throughout the Tri-State area. As a professional performer, Joey has been seen on stages across the country including The Laguna Playhouse, The Eldorado Casino Resort, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, The Shawnee Playhouse, and The Sherman Theater to name a few. In addition to performing, Joseph is an award winning director and choreographer for local theatre. Successful productions of ‘School House Rock LIVE’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Beauty and the Beast'(NEPTA Award: ‘Best Youth Show’), ‘Anything Goes’, ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, ‘The Drowsy Chaperone'(NEPTA Award: ‘Best Musical’, ‘Best Director’), ‘The Music Man'(NEPTA Award: ‘Best Musical’, ‘Best Choreographer’), and Shrek The Musical, top his production list. Joseph instructs at the Totts Gap Arts Institute, and is a founding faculty member of Fusia Dance Center. Joey is thrilled for the endless possibilities that will come in our new facility and excitedly joins the In2UArts faculty rounding out this “one stop shop for all your performing arts needs”!
Matthew Dillon- Is our true “Art” teacher! He is an artist working in an array of mediums, both digital and traditional. If he is not working on an art project, he is found spending time home-schooling his two wonderful kids. Mr. Dillon graduated from Pleasant Valley High School in 2003. It was there that he truly became aware of his love for art; He then sketched his way to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where he earned a B.A. in Media Arts and Animation. Achieving his degree was an amazing experience. The teachers he had the pleasure of working and learning from, and their messages, still resonate with him today. They taught him technique and humility in the same stroke! Mr. Dillon feels privileged to be in a position to teach others like his mentors taught him! In our space you can find “Mr. Matt” teaching classes that include drawing, sketching, pixel gaming art, water color, painting, and adult art classes. We are so excited to have him on this In2YouArts journey!
Shannon Felletter- Is our true “Acting” Teacher! Shannon is a theatre artist from Stroudsburg, PA who is constantly exploring and learning every area of her art. This includes areas such as acting style, play writing, directing, and even musical improvisation. Shannon graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with an Acting concentration. While at Point Park, Shannon was not only able to perform in productions with multiple Pittsburgh Companies, but was also given the opportunity to direct and write her own plays within the program. Shannon is a graduate of The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for The Performing Arts where she studied Vocal Music and grew up performing at The Shawnee Playhouse where she also Assistant Directed Beauty and The Beast Jr. She has also co-directed musicals such as The Music Man and The Drowsy Chaperone for Cresco’s Theatrical Gems, all of which have been awarded multiple NEPTA awards. What Shannon looks forward to most in life and her time with In2YouArts is sharing the passion of theatre with kids and adults alike! We are excited to have her on this In2YouArts Journey!
Dave Ingrassia-We are so excited to have Mr. Dave join us musically with his talents as our Guitar Teacher! Dave moved to the Pocono area in 2014 from his hometown of Brooklyn, NY. He is a self-taught musician and multi-instrumentalist. He currently plays bass in the Bethlehem-based musical trio, ‘Acoustic Pursuit.’ Dave earned his Associate’s degrees in Digital Audio Production and TV/Film Production from Lehigh Carbon Community College, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dave had his first major theater role as Joe B. Mauldin of The Crickets in, ‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.’ at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg in 2017. Dave strives to continually learn and grow from day to day, all the while doing what he truly loves. Dave is passionate about inspiring and motivating those around him, and loves taking on new projects and challenges. Dave is honored to be a part of the team at In2YouArts, and cannot wait to see what the future has in store.
Mr. Max Kubiak- We are thrilled to have Mr. Max join us again for another wonderful season. Last year you may have seen him teaching voice lessons or Acting & Voice. This year he will continue to be a leading vocal coach as well as our Say A Cappella teacher! Max comes from a long line of artists, his grandmother a dance teacher in Virginia Beach and jacksonville. His father a writer for Search for Tomorrow, Another World, Days of Our Lives, and As the World Turns. His mother was a dancer with the SAB (School of American Ballet) and the Joffrey ballet, as well as Ann Reilly in the Broadway production of 42nd Street. Max has performed from a young age. He was a member of both the junior high and high school show choirs at Stroudsburg High School, as well as three-time lead in the school’s Musicals. While attending DeSales University Max continued to perform ( Sir Lionel in Camelot, Naphtali in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Max is a trained actor, having studied Stanislavski, Meisner, and Linklater. Vocally Max has studied under Gary Griess, Ben Durham, and Bob Marks. Max currently is a director of the junior high and high school show choirs at Stroudsburg High School as well as the Stroudsburg High School Musical, he is an NPC competitive classic Bodybuilder, and personal trainer.
Leighaana F. McCallister- Our lovely Music Together, Musical Theater and Acting teacher graduated from Shenandoah conservatory studying Musical Theater. She has been a well known recognized actress for her roles as Disney princesses on tours across the country. Leigh has been found performing in Tony and Tiny’s Wedding Off Broadway, as well Tafettas at the Boston Broadway in 1995. She has been so many characters throughout all of her performing career she simply can’t pick her favorite! She has taught Music Together for 11 years and counting… She loves music and spreading love through the bars! We are beyond thrilled to have her join us on this In2youArts Journey!
Joan Reichert Fabian
Miss Joan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Longwood University in Virginia. Upon graduation she served as an adjunct professor at Rappahannock Community College for the music program in the Department of Continuing Education. She also sang as a Soprano in the Richmond Choral Society, substituted at various public schools, and worked at her private studio teaching piano and voice.
She then pursued to work in education as a counselor and attended graduate school at West Chester University. She studied Counseling in Higher Education but also managed to do some vocal study on the graduate level.
After receiving her Master’s Degree in Counseling in Higher Education she moved to East Stroudsburg and worked at East Stroudsburg University for 14 years working in student affairs as a Resident Director and Director of Campus Ministry. During this time, she managed to also operate a private studio teaching piano and voice, and served as a cantor at a variety of churches. Later, she managed to update her music certification and she is currently a Pennsylvania Certified Teacher of Music K-12 in vocal/general music. She worked as a teacher for the East Stroudsburg Area School District.
Miss Joan also has entrepreneurship experience and in striving to develop in that area she obtained a Specialized Diploma in Accounting at Northampton Community College and obtained a Master’s Degree in Education in School Business Leadership.
Miss Joan is excited to be a part of the staff at In2YouArts. She loves the positive energy that the students, parents, instructors, and staff bring to the studio. She believes “In2YouArts” is truly the happiest place on earth.
Dave Parfitt is a professional drummer living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. He has been playing and teaching drums professionally for 30+ years. Freelancing in jazz and rock bands, wedding and resort bands, and teaching the drumming stars of tomorrow, is how he has filled up those days. He has performed in clubs, music halls, radio stations and open-air venues all over the U.S, Canada Europe and Asia.
For as long as he could remember, he loved to hit things with sticks. Pots, pans, tables, tubs… you name it and he liked to hit it. Growing up, he was fortunate to have parents who noticed his love for the drums and carted him around to private drum lessons, band practices and gigs. That sacrifice set him on his path to becoming a professional drummer and he hopes you will entrust him to get you on your way too! In addition to his music background, he has a Computer Science degree and and an M.B.A.