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From Stage to Screen

Performing Arts Academy

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From Stage to Screen is Long Island's Top Performing Arts Academy.

"STS", as it's informally known, is in its 10th full year as an acting academy and boasts over 400 students in its program! In spite of it's size, From Stage to Screen is proud of the "family feel" its created for its students and staff.

STS alumni attend some of the best colleges & musical theater programs in the country. Founded by Gene and Jennifer Forman, both who have a background in Musical Theater, Broadcasting & TV/Film, From Stage to Screen hires working Broadway actors to teach its students every facet of the business!

Some of our top instructors include Newsies' Ryan Steele, Aladdin's Adam Jacobs, original Hamilton cast member, Carleigh Bettiol, A Chorus Line & West Side Story's Natalie Cortez, Jenn Colella of Come From Away, as well as Broadway veterans Jeffrey Schechter, Heather Parcells & Josh Grisetti, to name a few!

From Stage to Screen received the award for Best Arts Academy in the Huntington Area by the Huntington Arts Program, multi nominee for Best of Long Island in the Arts and Education category and in 2014, Program Director, Gene Forman received a Tony Award Nomination for Theatre Education.

STS students have performed everywhere, from Walt Disney World in Orlando to theaters in Lincoln Center & Times Square! We are located in Huntington, New York and you can check out our Facebook page at


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We are also excited to announce that Gene was nominated for an



About the Excellence in Theatre Education Award:

The Tony Awards(R) and Carnegie Mellon University are proud to present this honor, established to celebrate the educators who transform lives through the power of the arts.

Visit TonyAwards.com/EducationAward for more details.


Congratulations to Gene! 



Gene Forman (Program Director, Scene Study/TV/Film) has a vast background in both Theatre and TV/Film.  Past theatrical roles in new and revived works include:  Che in Evita, George Bailey in Wonderful Life, Omar in John Patrick Shanley's The Big Funk, Tom Used in Ninth Circle, Danny Zuko in Grease, and Del Demonico in the LI Premiere of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, among others.  He has appeared in over 50 commercials both regionally and nationally.  Gene also appears regularly on All My Children and Saturday Night Live.  He has worked as a Stand-In/Warm-Up Act on the Tony Danza Show, The Apprentice, and for years on the Survivor Finale New York as host Jeff Probst's Stand-In.  Gene's agent workshops have helped many young actors gain representation, appear on Broadway, TV Shows, Commercials, and Soap Operas.  Gene holds a BA from Stony Brook University in Political Science and Theater.

Jenn Rose Forman (Musical Theatre, Theatre Dance) has performed in numerous Long Island & Regional theater productions including Maggie in A Chorus Line, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Marty in Grease, Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show... among others. She studied at the American Theater Dance Workshop which is also affiliated with The Eglevsky Ballet. Jenn performed in The Nutcracker with The Eglevsky Ballet three years in a row at CW Post's Tilles Center. She also spent a year studying Commercial, Sitcom and Soap Opera Techniques, as well as Scene Study at the Actor's Studio in Los Angeles. Jenn currently works at WPIX 11 as a morning show producer and was one of News 12 Long Island's Feature Reporters before her move to WPIX. She has been teaching Musical Theatre and Theatre Dance for 10 years and loves passing her knowledge onto younger generations! Jenn graduated Cum Laude from Hofstra University with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Dance.

Adam Slawitsky (Musical Director, Vocal Coach, Pianist) holds a B.S. in Music Education from Hofstra University and currently teaches in the South Huntington School District. Before becoming a teacher, Adam worked as an actor having toured all over Europe in the European Tour of Grease The Musical !  Holding onto this love for musical theatre, Adam has been Directing and Musical Directing shows for schools and theatres all across Long Island for over ten years.

Jacque Carnahan (Musical Theatre, Tap) is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory with a BFA Cum Laude in Musical Theatre and Emphasis in Theatre Dance Styles. Shortly after graduation, Jacque joined the National Tour of Cinderella performing as the ugly stepsister, Joy. Off-Broadway, Jacque has been seen at The York Theatre as Nicole in The Baker's Wife, Hortense in The Boyfriend, and Primrose and Irene at Musicals Tonight. Jacque's regional credits include: A Little Night Music at Baltimore CenterStage directed by Mark Lamos, The Baker's Wife at Paper Mill Playhouse starring Alice Ripley, Pirates of Penzance at Goodspeed Opera House, Cinderella at Ogunquit Playhouse starring Leslie Uggams, and Beauty and the Beast at Gateway Playhouse. Jacque has also performed as a soloist with The Boston Pops and for the Annual Oscar Hammerstein Award gala honoring Joseph Stein in 2007. Jacque is a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts award recipient in Musical Theatre. Jacque worked on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, an entry in the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival. In New York, Jacque works extensively with Educational Travel Adventures and Behind the Scenes Broadway. These programs bring students from all over the country to Broadway shows and workshops to inspire the next generation of Broadway performers. Originally from California and a graduate of Idyllwild Arts Academy, Jacque is thrilled to be part of the From Stage to Screen program!

Michael Radi (Musical Theatre Pianist and Private Voice Lessons) is an actor/writer/pianist/vocal coach currently living in NYC. He is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo with a BA in Theatre/English, Summa Cum Laude and with Honors. He has been immersed in music and playing piano from a very early age and began taking private voice lessons in high school. Since graduating from college Michael has been performing in professional theatres in Rochester, NY, as well as Summer Stock. His most recent roles include: Rosencrantz (Hamlet) and the Officer (The Comedy Of Errors) at Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Cousin Kevin (The Who's Tommy) at Blackfriar's Theatre, Man 5 (The Triangle Factory Fire Project) and the Pilot (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding) at JCC CenterStage, Pirate/Police/Movement Captain (The Pirates Of Penzance) at Mercury Opera, and several Ensemble/Soloist/Keyboard roles at Texas Family Musicals. Visit his website at www.michaelradi.com.

Nicolina Sciascia has been performing professionally for over ten years.  Some of those credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), Cabaret (Helga), CATS (Jennyanydots), My Fair Lady, Oliver!, and It's A Wonderful Life The Musical.  She was a Principal Soloist for the Cortland City Ballet, and in 2009, Nicolina was a member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.  Nicolina also worked for the Broadway production company The Araca Group, evaluating unreleased plays and evaluating scripts, among other responsibilities, and attended the Tony Awards in 2004 on behalf of their little-known musical, Wicked.

Nicolina has choreographed and directed several musicals and concerts for young performers ranging from 6-18 years old all over Long Island.  Nicolina is extremely well-known for having high expectations and for inspiring young performers to become triple threats, as is evident by the amount of prestigious accolades her shows have received over the years.  This, along with her drive and determination to create greatness through theater and dance, has made her beloved by the colleagues and students she has worked with. 

Stephanie Brooks (Tuesday Intermediate Musical Theatre and Ballet) hails from sunny Arizona where she received a BFA in Dance and minor in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona.  For 13 years, Stephanie has taught students ranging from 18 months to 80 years in ballet, pointe, creative movement, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, acro, hip-hop, musical theatre, and pilates.  Stephanie has experience as a teaching artist at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, Ballet Academy East and Broadway Dance Connection, and as a choreographer for the Westside YMCA’s Kids Company.  

In the fall, Stephanie is working with Tony nominated choreographer Randy Skinner to set the 2016-17 National Tour of 42nd Street. Some favorite credits include: Mary PoppinsWhite Christmas, and My Fair Lady, National Tours of 42nd Street, Mamma Mia!, Ad Deum Dance Company (TX),  the equestrian show Apassionata, and in Chicago aboard the Allure of Seas (RCCL). She is the Co-Founder and Outreach Director of ALMA NYC, an artist collective. www.stephaniebrooks.org

Sarah Glassman (Pianist, Musical Director, Vocal Coach)
Small town Hays, Kansas native Sarah Glassman has certainly found her way over the rainbow in NYC. Sarah began her musical journey as a pianist at age 3 and was taking lessons at the collegiate level by age 9. Her keyboard skills are stellar, with a sight reading ability next to none. After moving to NYC 10 years ago, she began studying under celebrity voice coach Professor William Riley. Sarah has performed in, music directed, and accompanied for productions all over the Tri-State area. She most recently music directed a production of Jekyll and Hyde at the Player's Theater in May, and also with the Clifford Theater in Suffern, NY this past July. She also music directed for cabaret productions at Don't Tell Mama's, one of New York City's finest cabaret clubs. 
Sarah also loves to share her knowledge and passion with others as a vocal and piano coach. You can find Sarah performing every Monday and Thursday night at Uncle Charlie's Piano Bar in midtown Manhattan. Uncle Charlie's was voted New York City's best piano bar in 2016 by Get Out Magazine.

Karen Ng (Friday Hip Hop)  is a dancer, choreographer and teacher who has been teaching dance for over 10 years from humble beginnings in New Zealand, building Triple8Funk Dance Company to teaching at some of New York City’s best studios, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance Capezio, EXPG (Exile Professional Gym) amongst numerous other local studios and institutions. Specializing in Waacking, Hip Hop and Street Jazz, Karen continues to train and perform, everywhere from The One Mic World Hip Hop Festival in Washington D.C., Afropunk Festival, Summerstage NYC, music videos, underground dance battles and choreography showcases. With an enormous passion for sharing the love of dance in all facets, learning not only the dance but the history and music behind street styles, students can expect a high energy class with foundational knowledge, vocabulary to build their own freestyle upon and choreography to put everything into a fun and challenging routine. Whether focusing on performance and choreography for the stage, or freestyle creative movement development, her classes can be tailored to fit students of all ages and levels.

Olivia Reed (Musical Theater, Theater Dance, Master Class) is a NYC based actor who has traveled regionally, nationally, and internationally. She was last seen in the Korean International Tour of Dreamgirls as Michelle. She was also the Deena Understudy, and had the pleasure of going on for the role many times. Prior to her four month stay in Seoul, South Korea, she was in the world premiere of Freaky Friday the Musical at Signature Theater in Virginia. She was the Teen Swing/As Cast, and covered four different ensemble/featured ensemble roles. On that project she had the privilege of working with Tony Award winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away), and Broadway Choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, The Adams Family, Jersey Boys). Upon graduating from Catholic University in Washington D.C. with her Bachelors in Music, she performed in the National Tour of Mamma Mia! for nine months as Lisa. Olivia was very fortunate to work with the Broadway Mamma Mia! team on the tour. Olivia spends her time teaching dance, and master classes when not working on a show, and thoroughly enjoys being a staff member at STS!

Katie Ribis (Musical Theatre) has a BA in Dance from Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts (magna cum laude ) and has been a proud member of Actors' Equity Association since 2009. She has performed throughout the country as a featured dancer, dance captain, and swing in numerous shows. Some of her favorites include: 42nd Street, White Christmas, Will Rogers Follies, Footloose, Cinderella, Aida, My Fair Lady and Crazy 4 You. She was also a NYC Rockette Assistant and a member of several dance companies. She has had the honor of being a guest dancer at the 2002 TDF/Astaire Awards hosted by Ann Reinking, and performing a dedication number for Tommy Tune at the Fred Astaire Awards in 2008. In 2010 Katie had the distinct pleasure of tapping alongside Randy Skinner to the opening number of 42nd Street, when she was a guest dancer along with Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, Marge Champion, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, at The Career Transition for Dancers Silver Jubilee at New York City Center, hosted by Angela Lansbury. Katie has taught master dance classes around Long Island for several years, and she loves being back at Stage to Screen! She is currently enjoying time home with her expanding family.

Steven West (Monday Acting) is an NYC based actor and teaching artist. Some of his favorite on stage credits include Oberon in A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shane in The New Century, TJ Brooks in Southern Baptist Sissies. Steven is honored to have taught workshops and classes to students ages 4 to 85 all over the country. New York based companies include From Stage to Screen, Stages on the Sound, Believe NYC, Wingspan Arts and The Play Group Theatre. Steven holds a BFA in acting from Wayne State University and was honored to have trained at The Moscow Art Theatre School during the summer of 2006.

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589 West Jericho Turnpike, Huntington

(west of Oakwood Road/across from West Hills Day Camp)

For more information call Gene Forman, Director

(631) 423-4440