Our Team of Instructors

Gabrielle Berberich

Gabrielle Berberich

The Owner of Michael Howard Studios, a Pulitzer Prize Nominated writer and award-winning producer is an active member of the Michael Howard Studios teaching staff. 

Daniel Singer

Daniel Singer

Daniel is a senior educator of Alexander Teachers on the staff of the American Center for the Alexander Technique Teacher Certification Program. Graduating from the State University of New York at Buffalo, he then trained and was certified to teach the Alexander Technique pursuing post-graduate Alexander studies in London.

Greg Chwerchak

Greg Chwerchak

GREG is a writer/director, has screened award-winning short films at festivals around the world. His feature "Greetings From The Shore" opened theatrically in the U.S. before international release in over 70 countries.

Angela Pietropinto

Angela Pietropinto

Angela received an MFA in Acting from the Graduate Acting Program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. During those formative years, she was exposed to a variety of acting methods and was fortunate to work with such greats as Grotowski, Lloyd Richards, David Mamet, Andre Gregory, Kristen Linklater ,and Olympia Dukakis.

Virginia Scott

Virginia Scott

Virginia Scott specializes in developing, devising, and staging collaboratively created and physically oriented pieces for the theatre and the training of actors for this pursuit.

Michael Bergen

Michael Bergen

BIO HERE

Armando Diaz

Armando Diaz

Armando is widely regarded as one of the best improv teachers in New York City and beyond. His list of teaching credits is a long one: the ImprovOlympic Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and The Peoples Improv Theater. 

Jill Echo

Jill Echo

Jill Echo has been active in the New York City dance community for over twenty years. As a professional modern dancer, Jill has performed with Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, Pearl Lange Dance Company, Janis Brenner & Dancers, Sue Bernhard Dance Works, Cortez & Company, Risa Jaraslow, Karla Wolfangle and Will Swanson.

Adam Swartz

Adam Swartz

Adam is a New York City-based actor, writer and theater-maker.  A protégé of Gabrielle Berberich, he has been teaching at the Studio since 2013.

Polina Klimovitskaya

Polina Klimovitskaya

Polina holds an MFA in Directing from State Theater University, Moscow, Russia, and a Ph. D. from Yale University. She started her work as an actress and director in Moscow.

Will O'Hare

Will O'Hare

Will is a director, photographer, actor and educator in NYC. Recent credits include Julie Taymor's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and serving as the Associate Director on Woody Harrelson’s Off-Broadway production Bullet For Adolf.

Howard Meyer

Howard Meyer

Howard is the founder of Howard Meyer’s Acting Program (in its 25th year) and the founding Artistic Director of Axial Theatre (in its 20th season) both in in Westchester County.

Michael Colby Jones

Michael Colby Jones

Michael is a Registered Rodenburg Teacher (RRT), is currently the Head of the BFA Acting program at Brooklyn College, where he has taught since 2008.

Allison Waguespack

Allison Waguespack

Allison Waguespack is a Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher, and Writer. Her yoga classes offer nourishment for the Physical Body and the Spirit with challenging and creative vinyasa sequences, dynamic music and real life inspiration with a bit of humor thrown in.

Ross Meyerson

Ross Meyerson

Ross Meyerson, Emmy Award-winning Casting Director, is best known for his work as an award winning television and film casting director. He won an Emmy for his work on Damages in 2007 as well as having received seven additional nominations.

Stevie Boothe

Stevie Boothe

Stevie Boothe is the founder of The Boothe Group, bicoastal talent management and production company based out of New York City. 

Jenna Laurenzo

JENNA LAURENZO

JENNA LAURENZO is the award-winning Director, Writer, and Star of Lez Bomb. Lez Bomb made its premiere at Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Festival where it won the best narrative jury award.