Dana Jay Bein
Dana has been performing stand-up, improv and sketch comedy throughout New England for over 10 years. Hundreds have learned his approach to stand-up comedy at Improv Boston, the Boston Center for Adult Education and Wheelock Family Theatre. Dana has also been a comedy coach for MTV's Made. His comic energy and enthusiasm with WFT students makes for classes full of laughter!
Danny has been a popular teacher and actor at Wheelock Family Theatre for over 10 years. He has appeared in numerous Wheelock Family Theatre productions and was cast in our 30th season production of Annie. Danny is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity, and has appeared in over 25 commercials and several films, including the soon-to-be-released comedy, Jolly. At Wheelock Family Theatre, he specializes in teaching acting, and improvisation courses.
Jennifer has taught inclusion classes for a number of years in the Brookline public schools, and currently has a grades2-3 inclusion class that includes youngsters on the autism spectrum. Jen began teaching ages 6-8 classes at Wheelock Family Theatre three years ago and quickly made a warm, safe, and fun environment for her students. Her experiences with children on the autism spectrum and their particular challenges led her to suggest this new Wheelock Family Theatre course and she is very excited to begin.
Robin has studied dance since early childhood, and has trained under award-winning choreographers. She is proficient in ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical and is a member of Dance Teachers Club of Boston and the American Society of Dance Teachers. Robin has taught dance classes to youngsters from ages 4-18 for over seven years, and her experience working with various ages and levels allows her to break down the steps so that every child can follow along and feel comfortable.
John is an accomplished teacher, performer, and music director whose work has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, First Night, and others. His musical arrangements for the Boston Gay Men's Chorus have been sung at Symphony Hall and at concert venues across the U.S. John is one of Wheelock Family Theatre's veteran artist-educators and his friendly and professional teaching style has earned him a large following.
M. Lynda Robinson
Lynda is known as one of Boston's finest actors and teachers, with 20 years experience performing at local professional theatres and teaching at area colleges and universities. Lynda has also taught film acting at Boston Casting, Kevin Fennessey Casting, and many other film acting agencies and schools. She is also a director, playwright, and private acting coach. This year, Lynda received the 2010 Champions of the Arts Award for Distinguished Theatre Educator from Arts/Learning.
Lisa was raised and educated in England, where she received her advanced drama degree and taught in London and throughout the U.K. Lisa has performed and taught Shakespeare, Greek Theatre, Pantomime, Clowning, Improvisation, and more for many years at professional theatres and schools in both the U.S. and Europe. She has taught at Wheelock Family Theatre for the past year, including the popular and highly successful WFT Story Troupers program this summer.