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NJ THESPIANS STUDENT STATE BOARD

Jordyn David


Jordyn David is a junior at Robbinsville High School is thrilled to be on the NJ STO board! She will also be serving as Vice President for Troupe 7161. She has performed on the RHS stage in both the fall drama and the spring musical. Some of her favorite productions include Peter and the Starcatcher (Lord Aster), The Drowsy Chaperone and The Wizard of Oz. When she isn’t on stage, Jordyn enjoys painting, photography, baking cupcakes, and watching Disney movies. So is so excited to serve on the STO board this year! See you all at ThesFest!


Sarah Heller


Sarah Heller is a senior at Robbinsville High School who is super excited to be a part of the NJ STO board this year. She has performed in many productions within troupe 7161 as well as theatre productions outside of school and is now super excited to be one of this year’s improv captains. Some of the productions she has been in include A Murder is Announced, Dear Edwina, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Bring it On! When she isn’t performing on stage, she enjoys singing and surfing. She’s prepared to happily serve the NJ STO board as a social media director and can’t wait to see what this year has to bring!


Ashley Friedman


Ashley Friedman is a senior Acting Major at the OCVTS Performing Arts Academy, and is serving Troupe 6185 as President. Some of her past credits include Peter Pan (Director/Choreographer), Almost Maine (Gayle), The Skin of Our Teeth (Ivy), and Matilda (Assistant Director). Ashley interned at Two River Theatre the previous year as a Metro Scholar, and has actively participated with La Strada Ensemble Theatre with acting, directing, stage managing, and playwriting.  She is excited to be Assistant Direct her school’s production of Beauty and The Beast this year, and to serve on the NJ STO Board!


Claire Nicosia


Claire is a senior at Northern Burlington.  She is currently the Vice President of Troupe 4762.  In school, Claire is a member of the Thespian Society, NJDFL, Fall Play, Spring Musical, Debate Team, and DECA.  She participates in theatre year-round, attending performing arts camps and classes in the summer.  Claire is happy to be joining the STO Board for a second year and hopes to see you all at ThesFest!



Lauren Rodgers


Lauren is a senior at Toms River East High School.  She is currently the President of Troupe 3459.  She’s involved not only in her Thespian troupe but she is a part of National Honor Society, Student council, and she is the founder and editor of @raiderpublco on instagram; a school photo journal and news page launching September 2018.  Lauren performs and works in the theatre year round as well as working as a figure skating coach.  She is so grateful for the opportunity to be an STO this year and can’t wait for the year to come!



Stephanie Minock


Steph is a senior at Northern Burlington County Regional High School. She is currently the president of Troupe 4762 and has held previous officer positions. She has been involved in many shows which include: David and Lisa, Fiddler on the Roof, Radium Girls, and Grease. Steph performs and stage manages throughout the year. Outside of theatre, she enjoys sleeping, eating, and painting. Steph is super excited for ThesFest 2018 to be the best one yet!


Owen Harrison


Owen Harrison is a junior at Hopewell Valley Central High School, and is a proud member of Thespian Troupe 7964. He is super excited to be serving on the STO Board for the 2017-18 year! On stage, he has been seen as Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods, Arthur Holmwood in Dracula, a Player in Pippin, and Linville in Damn Yankees. When not on stage, Owen is the lead singer of a barbershop quartet The Perfect Fourths, and sings in multiple choirs. He is happy to be serving the STO Board as Vice-Chair.


Camille Ladendorf


Camille Ladendorf is a Junior at Hopewell Valley Central High School, where she participates in Thespian Troupe 7964. She cannot wait to dive into the 2017-2018 school year, especially because of her new role as a NJ State Thespian Officer. She has appeared on stage recently as Gabriella in High School Musical, and as an ensemble member in Damn Yankees and Pippin. She finds pure joy in making music, dancing, acting on stage, and spending time with her dog! Camille is also a member of the honors choir as well as other musical groups at her school. She has high hopes for the year to come and can’t wait to see what the future holds.


Stephanie Schille


Steph is an excessively attractive yet extremely humble Senior at Toms River High School North where she participates in Thespian Troupe 7455 and the Nautical Stars Theater Company as the Historian. Steph loves everything theater, maybe even more than her couch, and is truly honored to call herself an official NJ State Thespian Officer this year. Steph has most recently graced the stage in the musicals Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, and Bring It On. Steph is beyond hyped to be a part of the amazing festival that is NJ ThesFest and looks forward to working her darndest to make this year's festival phantasmagorical! Side note, Steph always wears mismatched socks and would like everyone to be well aware of this fact, thank you.


Dan Siebern


Dan Siebern is a Senior at Toms River High School North, where he is an active member of Thespian Troupe 7455 and the Nautical Stars Theatre Company. He is incredibly excited for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year as an STO, Vice President of Troupe 7455, and coffee addict. He has been a part of the Nautical Stars for 3 years, and after being an absolutely 100% crucial part of tech crew for the first 2 years, has only broken legs (almost literally) onstage as a cheerleader and ensemble member in North’s latest show, Bring It On. He is incredibly passionate about theatre and helping the ITS grow and flourish, and is ready to help however possible. Though freaking out about college, Dan is excited and ready to begin the new year and bring new, fun ideas to the STO board, starting with Taco Tuesdays!


Emma Nafz


Emma Nafz is a senior at Morris County School of Technology. She has been president of troupe 7890 as well as stage manager for musicals, plays, and dance shows. Emma is excited to begin her first year on the state thespian board as she continues her pursuits in technical theatre both in her school and community.




Perry Santos


Perry is very excited to be part of the STO Board. Perry is no stranger to the stage performing in Dear Edwina Jr. (Bobby Newsome), Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Dodo Bird), Guys and Dolls Jr. (Nathan Detroit), 13 Past Midnight (Skyler Trent), Fiddler on the Roof (Mendel), Radium Girls, and most recently Into the Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince). When not performing he competes in the theatre/forensics team NJDFL and sings in the Chorale. Perry also serves as the Secretary Officer for Northern Burlington’s chapter of the International Thespian Society #4762. Outside of theatre Perry enjoys taking naps and eating chocolate. He is very excited to continue his involvement in the theatre community and hopes for the success of the NJ Thespian State Board,


Melisa Flynn


Melisa is currently a junior at Northern Burlington High School, a proud member of Thespian Troupe 4762, and is extremely excited to be an STO this year. She’s been involved in shows such as Fiddler on the Roof (Bielke) and Into the Woods (Baker’s Wife), and is currently a captain for her school’s theatre/forensics competition team. When she is not on stage, she is an active member of her school’s Student Council chapter. In her free time, Melisa enjoys petting dogs, over thinking every decision she’s ever made, and casually browsing twitter. Hope to see you at Thesfest this year!