Professional Performance PREP 

A Professional Track Training Studio for Performing Artists.






  • TV/Film Acting w/ Elana Safar
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM EDT – Jun 24, 8:15 PM EDT
    Are you ready for this summer's production boom? Bring your A game! Prep your on-camera acting technique in a supportive and fun small group class!
  • Commercials 101 with Brandon Salerno
    Jun 21, 6:30 PM EDT – Jun 22, 8:00 PM EDT
    Commercial work has become an actor's best friend, especially during the pandemic. There are so many opportunities for on-camera commercials and commercial voice over. If you want to break into this area of the business, but need a crash course, this is the class for you!
  • Improv Elements in Disney & Nickelodeon Scripts
    Jun 22, 6:00 PM EDT – Jun 23, 7:30 PM EDT
    “Be Big!” “Comedic Skills a Must” Sound familiar? In this class we will study the art of comedy and identify improv elements to help the actor “Be Big” and show off their “comedic skills” when auditioning for comedic roles.
  • Preppin' For Hope - Live Benefit Cabaret
    Preppin' For Hope - Live Benefit Cabaret
    Sun, Jun 27
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    Jun 27, 6:00 PM
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    Professional Performance Prep student Caitlin Shorey and her family attended an Inheritance of Hope Legacy Retreat® in March 2018. Now, the rising star is working to help more families like her own -- families facing the loss of a parent due to terminal illness.
  • Triple Threat Summer Intensive
    Jul 12, 9:30 AM – Jul 16, 3:00 PM
    The Prep, 116 Oceanport Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA
    Snag one of the few spots for this triple threat intensive in-person at The Prep! Spend the week dancing, singing, and acting - culminating in a performance for family & friends! Exclusive to Prep students.
  • Parents/Guardians BIZ Q + A
    Jun 15, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
    Have questions about the industry? We've got answers! Bring your questions for Prep Faculty, Brandon Salerno in this 1 hour session just for parents & guardians!
  • Animated Character Voices w/ Nate Begle
    May 19, 5:00 PM – Jun 09, 8:30 PM
    Join VO Guru Nate Begle for these classes! Focus on finding intention, emotion, and CONNECTION. DROP IN - $35/$65 per student, 4 CLASS PASS - $100/$200 per student.

The Prep's founding faculty...


Theresa Fowler Pittius


International/National Broadway Tour: Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Oliver! (u/s NANCY/CHARLOTTE/BET, FEATURED ENSEMBLE/ORIGINAL CAST); Off-Broadway: A Savage Light (TEHURA); Off-Off-Broadway: Sex & the City: The Parody (CHARLOTTE), Chosen: A New Musical (CHRIS), Forbidden Kiss (VERONICA); Regional: Grease! (RIZZO), Titanic (KATE MULLINS), Guys & Dolls (SARAH BROWN). Film: “Eyes” (co-starring Oscar®-Winning actor Martin Landau), “New York Lately”, “Jersey Girl”, “Day Zero”, and “How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song.”


Theresa has been a Broadway Sings cast member since 2011 and was a Guest Instructor at New York City’s acclaimed Camp Broadway. Her students can been seen on Broadway, National & International Broadway Tours and Regional Theatre, in Feature Films as well as on Television Networks like HBO, Netflix, NBC, CBS, ABC, Showtime, Lifetime, Amazon Prime & more. She is proud to have given back to her hometown area of Monmouth County, New Jersey as the Founder/Director of Broadway Boot Camp and The Broadway Bound intensive programs featured at The Middletown Arts Center, Colts Neck Dance & Performing Arts Academy, and in Asbury Park.


Her expertise in social media marketing, self-promotion & branding as a Co-Founder of

Social Sidekick® Media, Branding & Public Relations has taken her career counseling students to the next level on social media, television interviews, national & local press & established web presence alongside her partner, award-winning publicist Cassie Galasetti.


Theresa was the Founder/Executive Producer and Host of the Bar-Top Bandits™ nightlife touring production for 5 years from NYC to Vegas, and rocked rip-roaring vocals from Rockefeller Center & Times Square to the legendary Stone Pony, Count Basie Theater and Asbury Park Convention Hall. Graduate of The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA), NYC and Michael Rodgers Studio in Milan. Proud member of SOVAS™ (Society of Voice Arts and Sciences). Proudly signed with Take 3 Talent Agency.


Theresa is an Expert Contributor for and proudly signed with Take 3 Talent Agency.

Theresa Pittius, founder

          Off-Off Broadway: Second Hand Gifts (ALLISON). Regional: American Theater Group's World Premiere of Small Town Story: A New Musical (MARGIE), SOPAC; Spring Awakening (ILSE) and Chess. Concert/Live Performance: The Songs of Small Town Story: A Musical about a Musical that Rocked a Community, Feinstein's/54 Below, NYC; The Flute Player’s Song (MARY), They Call It Gravy WE Call It SAUCE!” (ERICA). Numerous print & commercial credits, including Beachbody Infomercial & American Express. A North Carolina native, Jessi is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.M. in Vocal Performance, as well as a Musical Theatre graduate of New York Film Academy. Proudly signed with CESD Talent Agency.

Jessi's most recent College Prep students were accepted to NYU Tisch, Emerson, PACE, Shenandoah Conservatory, Point Park, Ohio University and LIU. Her Agent Audition Prep students have signed with CESD Talent Agency and SW Artists Agency.

Jessi Clayton


Additional faculty...


Bobby Cronin

Prep Faculty

Bobby Cronin is a graduate of Yale University where he majored in Theatre Studies (with a focus on directing) & Music Theory and Composition. Bobby spent the first ten plus years of his career directing tours and productions all over the country. He is on faculty at the New York Film Academy Musical Theatre Conservatory in NYC where he teaches pop/rock performance and history, audition technique, business of theatre, and performance lab. Bobby recently headed the first Musical Theatre Summer Program at Harvard University. He also taught audition technique for students ranging from 10 to 45 as a guest artists at Broadway Dreams Foundation. as well as being a guest artist at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois. He taught at Stoneham Theatre in Massachusettes and ran the musical theatre education program at Northern Stage in Vermont where he was Associate Artistic Director. 

As Bobby's composing/writing career took off, he gained an even greater understanding of song interpretation, having a keener sense of the role of the music in the storytelling of a song in addition to the lyric. Bobby has developed his teaching techniques at NYU/CAP21 and privately in New York City. His positive approach to the business and skills of musical theatre, he created the "Belief Is Key" Master Class which has become a highly sought after addition to schools across the world including The Royal Academy of London, Arts Educational Schools (President: Andrew Lloyd Webber), and plenty more.

One of the industry's most sought-after live vocalists, Kat Tucker has been an on-stage spitfire for almost 20 years, working with multiple Grammy®, ACM, CMA & Billboard® Award-winning country music sensation Big & Rich, rocking stages from Nashville to New York City, Asbury Park to Memphis, and even Atlantic City. Ms. Tucker starred as the lead vocalist for the Bar-Top Bandits™ nightlife touring production, headlining private functions for America's Next Top Model, MetLife Stadium, Panasonic, Novotel Times Square, Rockefeller Center, NashFM Country Radio, and many more. She has lent her voice for live concert/festival events to benefit organizations like Wounded Warrior Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, MTV®'s Love is Louder, Boys & Girls Club of America, The Eric Trump Foundation, and Hurricane Sandy relief efforts to name a few. Kat builds confidence in each of her students, teaching them how to establish their stage presence and find their own sound in pop, country, jazz/blues and musical theatre numbers.


Kat Tucker

Prep Faculty

Adam Kee Prep Instructor

Adam Kee

Prep Faculty

Adam Kee is a NYC-based Actor, Voice Artist, & Teaching Artist.  NYC Credits include: Off-Broadway: FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL at St. Luke’s Theatre (Alphonse Frankenstein), LILI MARLENE (Friedrich); Schapiro Theatre: AS YOU LIKE IT (Touchstone); 59E59 Theatres: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (Mr. Endicott), WINKIE (Charles Unwin); New Ohio Theatre: PILO FAMILY CIRCUS (Winston); Access Theatre: HENRY V (Nell Quickly). Gallery Players: MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Rasher).  Regional:  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST at Playhouse on Park, CT (Mr.Harding). Additional Regional:  Winnipesaukee Playhouse: CHARLEY’S AUNT (Sir Francis Chesney), TWO ROOMS (Walker Harris), STONES IN HIS POCKETS (Charlie Conlon), THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Tom, NH Professional Theatre Award, Best Actor); M & D Productions: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Mitch); Broward Stage Door: THE MUSIC MAN (Quartet); Shakespeare Theatre of NJ:  ROMEO & JULIET (Capulet), COMEDY OF ERRORS (Egeon).  Feature Film: Thomas, THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND (starring Ed Asner/Michael Madsen, 2019 Premiere; *Also: Production Vocal Coach). *Five-Time Nominee, NH Professional Theatre Award.

Adam holds an MFA in Acting from the prestigious Actors Studio (Lifetime Member).  Additional:  AADA, London’s Old Vic, Pearl Theatre Company Conservatory, UCB; *Representation: About Artists Agency, NYC.

As a Teaching Artist, Adam has been a Guest Artist for Northern Stage, VT, Winni Playhouse, NY School of Visual Arts, NY Film Academy, The New School. He teaches Voice/Dialects/Speech for American Cultural Immersion, and has taught master classes & workshops for numerous NYC/Regional Theatres, as well as Acting Training Programs.  He also teaches private lessons in Acting, Voice, Dialects/Accents, and Singing.  He is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of instructors and performers here at


Miss Pizzolo has been training as a Private Voice student of Theresa Fowler Pittius since 2016 and has been training in dance since 2001. Kara's degree in education and hands-on experience as a Prep Faculty apprentice for the past two years now makes her one of the area's most sought-after up-and-coming Private Voice coaches. Students gain confidence, find their voice, and become all around stronger performers under her instruction. Her favorite theatre credits include: FOOTLOOSE (Rusty), In The Heights (CARLA), and Spring Awakening (ANNA). Kara is honored to officially be a member of The Prep faculty, and is making major strides as an instructor.

Kara Pizzolo

Prep Faculty

Special Guest Faculty...


Desi Oakley is not only a leading lady on Broadway, but is also an accomplished recording artist -- and guest instructor at The Prep! Credits include: Broadway: *Currently starring as Roxie Hart in Chicago, Wicked (Elphaba & Nessa Rose), Annie (Original Revival Cast; Grace/Lily Swing), Les Miserables (Fantine). National Tour: Waitress (Jenna), Evita (Eva Peron), Wicked (Elphaba & Nessa Rose). Regional: The Little Mermaid (Ariel); BFA, University Of Michigan. Television: Gotham (Antonia) on FOX. 

Desi Oakley

Prep Guest Faculty


Travis Greisler

Prep Guest Faculty

Travis Greisler is a New York City-based director and teacher who began his career as a professional actor at the age of nine appearing on Broadway in The Who’s Tommy, Radio City Music Hall’s Xmas Spectacular and the National Tours of Les Miserables and Big.

After graduating from Northwestern University he began working as an associate director on many projects including Tales of the City (score by the Scissor Sisters) at the American Conservatory Theatre alongside Jason Moore, whom he also assisted on the original workshops of The Book of Mormon, and contributed musical staging for Yeast Nation by the writing team behind Urinetown at the NY Fringe. He worked as an assistant director for Michael Greif, David H. Bell, Mark Hoebee, and Dominic Missimi among others at theaters like Chicago Shakespeare, Paper Mill Playhouse and the Marriott Lincolnshire.

He has directed and taught at major universities and theatre programs including last year’s production of Into the Woods at Cap21, The Rocky Horror Show at Yale, The Wild Party and Company at Fordham University, a musical showcase for the class of 2013 at ACT and an immersive musical piece at Princeton University. He created and directed The Orion Experience - an immersive rock concert which had it’s Off-Broadway debut in the summer of 2013 and continues to teach through his company The Other Side of the Table. Other favorite directing credits include: Rated RSO(NYMF, Joe's Pub, The Court LA), Hey You Know What Movie Would Make a Good Musical?, Into the Woods (NU), Lippa's Wild Party, Edges, Jon and Jen and multiple productions at Stagedoor Manor.

Travis is currently the associate director for Broadway's upcoming The Cher Show about the iconic performer which premieres this Fall with an incredible creative team of Tony nominees and winners. He was the assistant director on Fully Committed starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson in 2016 and directed the one night only concert version of Tales of the City the musical based on the classic book series at the Music Box Theatre in April 2017.

Additional Master Class Guest Artists have included:

Gavin Lee, CESD Talent Agency's Kerri Krilla & David Doan,

Bercy Talent Management, SW Artists Agency,

DDO Artists Agency's Mallory Levy, Jonathan Reid Gealt,

Taylor Lauderman, Michael Mott & more!



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