Our Teachers

Lauren Perilli-McElroy the Artistic Director of Dimensions In Dance and Dimensions On Stage. Lauren fell in love with all things performing before she ever stepped foot on the stage. As an actor, she has originated roles in over 60 plays and musicals. She began her professional training for theatre arts in 1998 as a graduate of Collaborative Arts Project Pre-Professional Program through NYU Tisch. While studying as an Acting major at Boston University, Lauren performed leading roles in plays such as An Ideal Husband, and How I Learned to Drive. In L.A. and New York, Lauren has worked extensively in regional theatre, commercials and independent films, including one which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. As a director and choreographer her commissions include full length productions for Kingsborough Community College, Poly Prep Country Day School, and other arts-in-ed programs throughout NYC. She is currently a company member of Synthesis Dance Project and performs and tours regularly. Lauren has spent the last seven years teaching acting, dance, private coaching and specialty workshops to children and young adults while continuing to maintain an active professional in the industry.

Kimberly Griffin has been teaching for various arts organizations since 1999, beginning with an Introduction to Theater and Performance course at a local middle school in her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma. During her studies at Boston University she worked as a Teaching Assistant for the School for Theatre teaching Theatre Ensemble, Movement: Principles of Dance, Voice & Speech and Acting for Non-Majors, and created an original theatre piece for the Boston University Summer Theatre.

While living in San Diego pursuing her MFA in Theatre, she taught in the San Diego County schools for The Old Globe Theatre, with Red Door Kids as an On-Camera Audition and Commercial instructor, and led several week-long day camps for San Diego Junior Theatre. Kimberly is an actor living in Brooklyn, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association since 2004. For more information, please visit her website: www.kimberlyparkergreen.com

Erin Rice is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received her BFA in Drama. At NYU she trained extensively in acting, voice and dance while performing leading roles in several musicals and showcases including The Cradle Will Rock, Urinetown and Hello Again. She has performed in countless regional productions in NY, off Broadway, and on Broadway in My Thing of Love. Erin has been teaching musical theatre, ballet and private voice for over 8 years. Erin is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actor’s Guild. She is also a born and bred Brooklynite and is overjoyed to join the Dimensions on Stage faculty.

Emily Freilicher is a Musical Theatre and Cabaret teacher, Voice Coach, and Performer. Currently, she teaches privately in Manhattan as well as at five top performing arts studios in the Tri-State area. She is, also, a guest lecturer on the topic of Content Creation at Emory University. Emily has created and directed several award-nominated cabarets at Emory University, The Iguana, and The Irvington Town Hall. Over the years, she has been involved in the production of over a dozen original cabarets in NYC and Atlanta. She has performed in numerous television commercials and full-length theatrical productions, readings, and showcases with The Lark Theatre Company, We’ve Got Class troupe, 13th St Repertory, The Puzzle Festival of New Works, among others. She has studied Musical Theatre since she was 8-years-old and has had the privilege to work with Rob Kramer, Sherry Overholt, Mimi Turque, and Nancy Cooper, just to name a few. Emily holds a BA from Emory University.

Paul Betz is a singer, actor and teacher living and working in New York City. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida he attended Jacksonville University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre Performance. Throughout college Paul performed and worked at summer stock theaters across the country such as the College Light Opera Company working on his craft in between school years. He then went on to obtain a Masters of Music in Musical Theatre and Opera Performance at Arizona State University. While in Arizona Paul worked with several theatre companies including The Arizona Broadway Theatre and The Phoenix Theatre where he played Enjolras in Les Miserables. He then moved to New York where he performed with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players in The Pirates of Penzance, Ruddigore, and The Yeoman of the Guard at The New York CIty Center and Symphony Space. He performed in Barrington Stage Company’s production of Sweeney Todd starring Tony Award Winner Harriet Harris and Tony Nominee Jeff McCarthy. He has performed with Essential Voices USA and The New York Pops and was a featured soloist in The NY Pops 80th Birthday Concert for Stephen Sondheim at Carnegie Hall alongside Broadway’s Christianne Noll, Alexander Gemignani, Aaron Lazaar, and Kate Baldwin. Paul is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and is also an experienced singing and acting teacher. He has taught with John Robert Powers in Jacksonville, Florida and The Academy for the Performing Arts in Phoenix, AZ. He currently teaches in his own private studio in New York as well as Dimensions on Stage in Brooklyn, NY.