Stage faces theater company was established in 2013 in Oxford PA by owner, Jennifer Kruzynski. SFTC has offered acting instruction with a focus on musical theater productions. In 2015 SFTC moved to Fairfax,Va where we began offering programs for individuals within the autism spectrum, which has taught social skills through the arts. Renting through different schools and community buildings, SFTC quickly flourished and attracted kids and young adults in the surrounding northern Virginia area. SFTC has recently found our new permanent home in Virginia and is expanding our programs to include voice, music therapies, dance, acting, adult classes, and our popular musical productions. SFTC strives to provide quality instruction in the arts for all ages and ability levels. Our Ability Antics, Dance Academy, Adult Classes and Main Stage musical programs offer something for everyone. We’re excited for you to see the benefits from our programs!
Artistic Director, Owner
Jennifer received her undergraduate and graduate degree in elementary and special education and special education: Autism from West Chester University. She previously studied as a dance minor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jennifer has been dancing for over twenty years. She has exceptional training in all genres of dance starting at Oxford Center for Dance. She has danced with prestigious dance companies such as Kirov Ballet Academy, First State Ballet, New York City Dance Alliance, and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. Jennifer started theatre in middle school as back stage help then as an ensemble dancer and continued through college dancing for IUPs dance theatre where she performed lead roles. She then began choreographing for youth theatre companies and was inspired to start her own company.
Stephanie has been dancing since the age of three. She has studied almost all styles of dance including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, character, acting and more. Her training started and ended at Oxford Center for Dance. She also had additional training at First State Ballet and was part of summer intensives at Kirov Ballet Academy, Pittsburgh Youth Ballet, and the NYC Rockettes. Stephanie has helped with teaching dance classes at OCD. She has also participated in community service and fund raising events as an outstanding performer.
Sara Cooper joined SFTC as a choreographer with a degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University. Beginning as a dancer on a competitive competition team, Sara went on to do costuming for high school theater groups. Her love and passion for dancing continued as she became a teacher where she showcases her talent through school dances and events.
Dance, Hip Hop, Tap
Dance, Barre, Zumba
Barri DeFrancisci, a native of Baltimore, MD, received her early dance training from Towson University Children’s Dance Division and the Baltimore Ballet, before receiving a scholarship to study at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in 2003. While at the Kirov Academy, she studied Vaganova Technique under Jacqueline Achmedova, Angelina Armeiskaya, Vladimir Djouloukhadze, and Anatoli Kucheruk. She received her High School Diploma from North Carolina School of the Arts in 2008, with a concentration in Ballet. Ms. Barri received her BA in Dance with a minor in Russian Studies from Muhlenberg College in 2012, where she performed leading roles in Petipa’s Paquita, Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, and other classical and contemporary works. Following graduation, she studied and performed with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Ga’aton, Israel. Ms. Barri has served as the Director of Dance at Coppermine Fieldhouse in Baltimore, MD and j.dance in Fairfax, VA, where she has taught a variety of dance styles including Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, and Creative Movement. She has performed professionally with Dissonance Dance Theatre, Deep Vision Dance Company, the Baltimore Ballet, Ballet Chesapeake, and Muse 360 Arts, and continues to perform today.
Annie is an enthusiast for all things drama. She loves all aspects of musical theater including costuming and backstage work. As a homeschooling highschooler, her flexible schedule has allowed her ample opportunities for acting, singing, and dance opportunities. She is also an active member of a speech club and has competed in many tournaments with her Monologues and creative interpretations. Annie has been in “Seussical Jr.”, “Shrek Jr.”,”Beauty and the Beast”, “Annie”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Annie JR.” (with SFTC as Miss Hanigan), “Honk Jr.” (With SFTC as Mother Duck Ida). Annie is very excited to be able to help out with Stage Faces!
Kristina is originally from Long Island, NY (yes, she has the accent!). She performed in the Pit Orchestra during all of her high school musicals but was also the understudy for a main part in both Little Shop of Horrors and Once Upon a Mattress. She has been playing the piano for over 25 years. Currently, Kristina is a full-time Special Education Teacher and a part-time event planner. She can be a real force of nature; she gets things done! She is excited to work with Jen and help her in any way possible!
Technical, SEO & Social Media Specialist, Web Designer
Gene has been with Stage Faces Theater Company from its inception providing technical support and helping to build an online and social media presence from the start. His daughters have been taught by Ms. Jenn first-hand as members of SFTC and other organizations and are as inspired by Ms. Jenn’s and SFTC’s work as their dad is. By day, Gene works for the Chester County, PA Planning Commission as their Technical Services Supervisor helping to shape the growth and preservation of the county he lives in and by night Gene works endlessly if needed to help technically ensure the dreams and success of SFTC but more importantly that of the youth and adults whose lives are enriched by SFTC.
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