Pamela Pentony is an actress, singer and dancer who has been teaching for twenty-five years. Presently she has a large private teaching practice and developed the Jazz Vocal Program at Bard College, which she still teaches. She has taught workshops for Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Employee Wellness Program and other corporate clients. She was the Director for the Woodstock Youth Theater, Coordinator of The Studio at UPAC and the founder of the Woodstock Theater Workshop; a member of the Woodstock Actor’s Theatre and Bird-On-A-Cliff Shakespeare Company. Miss Pentony has and extremely broad range of professional and teaching experience. She has appeared on the Broadway stage as well as Off-Broadway and in the New York Shakespeare Festival’s Public Theater and in the National Theater (The Young Vic) in London. Her career encompasses legitimate theater, choreography and music direction, commercials (she received the American Women in Radio and Television’s Ninth Annual Award) and film. She has appeared in productions with Tommy Lee Jones, Patti LuPone, Richard Gere, Barry Manilow and Nell Carter, among others, and has studied extensively with Sanford Meisner, Uta Hagen, Joseph Pouhe, Richard Camillucci and JoJo Smith.

“I believe in nurturing the natural creativity in each person. The creative spark that we all have sometimes just needs the breath of experience to become a life-long passion. I teach acting, voice and dance in an organic and individual approach with an emphasis on specific skills and an overall view of the whole person and their future. Classes are taught as workshops to develop skills and encourage cooperation.”