WAYNE HOFFMAN (Acting) has worked for over thirty years in the entertainment industry. As an actor, he toured the U.S., Canada and Europe in Annie, Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera, and Guys and Dolls and performed in regional theatres, Off-Broadway, TV radio commercials, and cruise ship revues. He has also worked as an accompanist-vocal coach and a stage manager. From 1999-2006, he served as co-owner and artistic director for Story Salad Productions, producing theatre for young audiences that toured theatres and schools across the US. He conceived and directed 8 Story Salad musicals based on school curriculum and popular stories for young readers. He has directed 3 national tours of Sweet Youth Productions’ I Feel Great!-The Health and Nutrition Show, 7 national tours of Random House Children’s Books’ Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour as well as Junie B’s promotional scrapbook video. Wayne is now in his 4th year as casting director for Two Beans Productions’ national tours. He is a proud member of AEA, SSDC, AGVA, SAG and AFTRA.
ROBERT BIANCA (Theatre Dance) trained classically with Gabriela Darvash. He danced in several regional ballet companies including Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Garden State Theatre. Robert danced in A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, and Sweet Charity. He has been a featured performer in many regional musicals including Mame, The Boyfriend, West Side Story, and others. He was in the national tour of Cats, and 42nd Street. In New York he performed in Annie Get Your Gun starring Patti Lupone at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. He was also one of the original members of the “Fosse Workshop” where he danced featured roles in Sweet Charity, the Concert at Avery Fisher Hall. As a choreographer, Robert is best known for his work in The It Girl at the York Theatre in NYC. He choreographed A Soldier’s Tale for The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony, as well as Twenty Fingers, Twenty Toes, at The Downtown Plays for the Tribeca Theatre Festival, and The Music Man at the Hartt School. Robert has an extensive teaching resume, and is thrilled to be working at Coupé.
TERRI KLAUSNER (Musical Theatre, Vocal Technique) starred on Broadway in A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies and as Eva Peron in Evita. Her Off-Broadway credits include Goblin Market, Bed & Sofa, Lies and Legends, New Tunes, The Cole Porter Review and Oh! Coward! garnering two Drama Desk Award nominations, A New York Drama League award and an Obie Award. She has had nominations from the National Academy of Concerts and Cabaret Arts and received the Bistro Award for her performance in This Life; The Songs of Portia Nelson. She has performed at Carnegie Hall and at the White House, and has appeared at the 92nd St Y in their Lyrics and Lyricists Series and in the Celebrity Series What Makes It Great?, The Songs of Stephen Sondheim. Terri’s voice adds support to the Rockettes for their Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall and she can be heard on numerous cast albums. She has also invited Coupé’s Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble to perform with her at Carnegie Hall and the New World Stages in NYC. She performed and was the Vocal Coach in 2007 -08 at Jacob’s Pillow in the Jazz/Musical Theatre Program. Terri has appeared at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, The Metropolitan Room, Birdland and was a featured performer in The Town Hall Broadway by the Year series. Recently, Terri joined other members of the original cast of Sophisticated Ladies for the 30th Anniversary with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at Birdland in NY. She created “The Ellington Project” for RYDE’s Arts in Ed program receiving an ACoR grant in 2008 and 2010. She has done extensive voice-over work and is one of the main vocalists on Steve Marzullo’s CD “Show Some Beauty.” Terri has created work for Musical Theatre and RYDE students in Spring Showcase for the past eight years.