Spring and Summer 2018 Important Dates

March 25th - Shrek Workshop Performance at 3:00pm 

March 30th-April 8th - Spring Break, Studio Closed

May 4th-6th - Mary Poppins JR Performances

May 18th-20th - Chicago Performances

May 28th - Memorial Day, Studio Closed

June 9th & 10th - Spring Cabaret

June 18th-22nd - Aladdin Camp

June 25th-29th - We've Got Magic To Do

July 9th-27th - Stagelights Mainstage Musical Theater Intensive

August 1st-3rd - Descendants Mini-Camp

August 6th-10th - Return to Neverland Camp

August 13th-17th - Broadway Dreams Camp



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Where Dramatic Arts Meet Play

In this day and age, we are determined to give our children every advantage in the areas of academics.  We ask a lot of kids daily.  Pay attention.  Do your work. Sit still.  Be neat.  Success only comes from hard work.  Well, we at STAGELIGHTS believe the ARTS provide a necessary balance in children's lives. We still offer the challenge of pulling a show together, memorizing lines, and working as a team.  But, we say get up and DANCE, make a MESS, speak out LOUD, and don’t wait to create MASTERPIECES! Color OUTSIDE the lines!  Be your own INDIVIDUAL!

We Focus on 3 Core Components of Performance

  • Vocal Expression
  • Physical Movement
  • Imaginative Exploration

These simple components can be built upon for a lifetime of learning in the ARTS!

Amazing Exploration

At STAGELIGHTS, we truly want to illuminate your child’s unique gifts.  Our lessons center on fun and exploration.  Theater is a process and children have to feel comfortable to learn and progress.  Our year-long classes and summer camps feature fun scenes, songs, and dances, but, we hold strong to our INSTRUCTION style, exposing kids to all the elements of stagecraft! Students will explore characterization, improvisation, creative movement, vocal technique, comedic timing, puppetry and more within each fall, spring, or summer session!  At the end of each session or camp, students will put on a show- a LEARNING PERFORMANCE guaranteed to entertain and enlighten you!  Stagelights is one studio that will keep you and your child interested until the very last curtain call!


Meet the Teachers

Pamela Kinter - Director/Acting Coach

Pamela Kinter is the Founder and Artistic Director of Stagelights. She is a performer and director, but above all, an educator.  Her professional career began at the University of Maryland, with degrees in Acting Technique and Directing. She was asked to direct a children’s theatre production in Chicago over twenty years ago when…lightning struck! She realized that the natural ability of children to create, explore, and simply TRY was something to be encouraged and celebrated! Pam founded Stagelights in Greensboro, NC in 2010 to help children in the Triad explore the joys of theatre. She is proud to be growing Stagelights into a high quality, educational theatre program that was recently named, as a partner with Guilford County Child Development, in a national STEAM grant to bring theatre arts to the youngest and most economically challenged Triad students. Pam is beyond excited to be fulfilling her life-long dream of offering full-year, theatre arts programs! 


Amy Shope - Choreographer/Dance Instructor

Amy Shope is a professional dance teacher, performer, choreographer, and writer in the Triad area. Amy trained at the Anna Marie Dance Studio in Wilmington, DE from the age of 4, learning ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and musical theatre. She received her BA in Dance and BS in Chemistry from Connecticut College in 2012 before receiving her MA in Dance Theories and Practices at UNC-Greensboro in 2014. She then entered the exciting world of dance teaching and musical theater choreography, starting with Brightest Star in the summer of 2013. Shows she has choreographed include The Music Man Jr.; Fiddler on the Roof Jr.; You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown; Alice in Wonderland Jr.; Annie Get Your Gun; Bye Bye Birdie; Legally Blonde; Kiss Me, Kate; Spamalot; The Pajama Game; and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Amy is a freelance writer for Dance Spirit and Dance Retailer News magazines and has presented her dance research at the Society of Dance History Scholars conferences in Trondheim, Norway (2013) and at Iowa State University (2014). Amy is a certified Essentrics™ instructor; she teaches adult workout classes to strengthen and stretch all muscles of the body to help create a leaner, fitter, and younger physique. She also loves to can always try a sample of one of her yummy creations when you drop in for classes! 


Jake Hemminger - Vocal Instructor

Tenor Jake Hemminger is pursuing a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he studies with Dr. Robert Wells. This past summer, he made his debut with North Carolina Summer Rep as Anthony in Sweeney Todd. In 2016, Jake was a national finalist in the NSAL Musical Theatre Competition in Phoenix, AZ. He also made his international debut as the tenor soloist for Schubert’s Mass in G and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in F during the MidAmerica Productions Choral Series in Florence, Italy.

Jake graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Music Technology with Honors in Voice. He has also trained at the Harrower Opera Workshop in Atlanta, GA, and the Druid City Opera Workshop in Tuscaloosa, AL, developing skills in acting, dancing, stage combat, and music entrepreneurship. Jake has an affinity for Educational Opera Outreach, having performed for thousands of elementary school students in outreach productions of The Magic Flute and The Barber of Seville. Jake has experience teaching private voice in a variety of styles to singers of all ages. He has taught at the Montgomery School of Music, the Prattville Music Academy, and for the BFA Musical Theatre program at Florida State University as a Graduate Assistant. His teaching philosophy focuses on helping singers discover their vocal potential by emphasizing the importance of proper alignment and breathing, and how these factors relate to and influence vocal technique and vocal exercise. Jake intends to continue his vocal study and education, aspiring to a career in performance, academia, and voice science. Learn more at

Jen Brounstein - Vocal Instructor

Jen Brounstein is a native of Long Island, New York where she teaches private voice and piano lessons. She is a graduate student studying Vocal Performance/Pedagogy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the studio of Dr. Robert Wells. Ms. Brounstein received her BM in Vocal Performance at the State University of New York at Fredonia where she performed the roles of Sister 1 in Robert Moran’s Desert of Roses and Syliane in the Hillman Opera’s production of The Merry Widow.  In October 2016, she performed the role of Dater #21 in Michael Ching’s Speed Dating Tonight! with the UNCG Opera Theatre. In February 2017, Ms. Brounstein performed the  lead role of Lucy in Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone for the Greensboro Opera/UNCG Opera Theater “Opera at the Carolina” which was seen by over 6,000 Guilford County students. Ms. Brounstein is looking forward to performing the role of Papagena in Mozart’s The Magic Flute for “Opera at the Carolina” in February 2018 as well as in the full UNCG Opera Theater production in April 2018.

As a voice teacher, Ms. Brounstein believes in the fundamentals of healthy singing and achieving a free and consistent sound in all genres through proper breathing technique and proper alignment. It is her strong belief that singing has the ability to build confidence, increase self-awareness, lower stress levels and promote an overall more positive sense of self for anyone regardless of the amount of music training they have had. 

Ekin Ustunel - Piano Instructor/Accompanist

Ekin Cemre Üstünel started her piano education at the age of six in Turkey. From 2000 until 2003 she studied under Öykü Petek Bilgili and Levon Eroyan. Beginning in 2003, she attended Mimar Sinan State Conservatory for Piano Education, where she studied uner Perim Hamidoğlu. From 2004-2012, she performed numerous solo and chamber music concerts across Turkey. In 2007, she became the winner of Mimar Sinan Fine-Arts University Concerto Competition and performed Mozart's Piano Concerto (KV 456) with the Orchestra of Mimar Sinan State Conservatory. In 2008 and 2009, she studied in the Académie Internationale d'été de Nice under renowned pianists Hüseyin Sermet and Laurent Cabasso, who were also the faculty of École normale supérieure, Paris. She also participated in materclasses of Milena Mollova, Emre Elivar, and Toros Can. Her education then continued under Perim Hadimoğlu and Burcu Aktaş as the senior student of Mimar Sinan State Conservatory. In 2013 she took the Mansion Reward for Piano Duo from Edirne Mimar Sinan Rotary Club, Chamber Music Competition. In late 2014, Ekin moved to the United States and started to study under Greg McCallum to recover from an injury she sustained. While studying under McCallum, she learned and adapted the ways of injury preventive piano technique that was developed by McCallum. Followering her recovery, Ustunel performed solo recitals, concerto performances, and other solo concerts in 2015. In March 2016, she won first place in the 38th annual Dr. Sharyn Edwards Piano Competition. Follwing this, she had a chance to take lessons with renowned performer Dr. Paolo Andre Gualdi, faculty member at Francis Marion University. Graduating from Mimar Sinan FAU as an honor student in June 2016 and successfully auditioning for UNCG, Ustunel started her education as a student of the Piano Performance Master's Program under Dr. Andrew Willis. In October 2016, she became one of five students to study with Ann Schein, who is famous for not only a very successful piano career but also being Arthur Rubenstein's pupil. In January 2017, she participated in the UNCG Student Arist Competition and was selected as one of the two winners among fifteen finalists. In May 2017, Ustunel performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 18 with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra. 

Antonela Frasheri - Accompanist

Born in a family of teachers in Korce, Albania, Antonela Frasheri had her first piano lesson at the age of 6. She attended “Tefta Tashko Koco” conservatory until the age of 15, when she and her family moved to Winston-Salem, NC. After immigrating to the States, Antonela attended RJ Reynolds High School, a magnet school that offered her the opportunity to perform in various concerts with the school’s orchestra. In 2012, Antonela performed Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Winston Salem Symphony as a soloist. In her remaining high school years, she performed with the Winston Salem Youth Orchestra. Antonela is a scholarship student at her fourth year pursuing a Music Performance degree at UNC-Greensboro, where she studies with Dr. John Salmon. Previous teachers include Dr. Inara Zandmane, Dr. Pamela Howland, Entela Kotelli, and Alida Brokeri. In 2016, Antonela received a grant from the Undergraduate, Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office at UNCG, which gave her the opportunity to travel and do research in Milan, Rome, Naples, Venice and other cities of Italy. Apart from freelancing, she is currently the pianist at Tabernacle United Methodist, a piano teacher in High Point and also an instructor at UNCG under the Community Collaborative program. Antonela was an Assistant Musical Director at Brightest Star this past summer, a program that made her fall in love with teaching. Since then, Antonela has had the pleasure to help the talented students of Stagelights with their Cinderella, Kids and The Pajama Game productions. Except pursuing her passion for music and teaching, Antonela is interested in finding connections between music, nature and culture; she is currently working on a project about the Italian adventures of Franz Liszt.


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2307 W. Cone Blvd, Suite 110

Greensboro, NC 27408

(336) 370-6337