Linda Duci has been the owner and director of The Country Academy of Dance for over 30 years and has danced and choreographed professionally throughout the tri-state area. Linda is best known for Directing and Choreographing Musical Theatre in Westchester and Putnam counties. Linda trained at the School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Ailey and Graham Schools and with numerous Broadway and Television Choreographers. Her goal is to offer all levels of performers new experiences in a fun, immersive atmosphere.
Christopher Rich has an extensive background in theater as director, musical director, writer and performer, in addition to his 25+ years as a vocal coach and piano instructor. He studied piano performance at The Juilliard School, as well as arranging and orchestration at Berklee College of Music. Early on in his career, he founded and was Director of the “All For Arts” Performing Arts Center in Bedford Hills (NY), Smithtown (NY) and West Haven (CT) for more than ten years. Most recently, he originated the roles of Jameson and Shaw in the premier of “The Composition of Herman Melville” at NYC’s Metropolitan Playhouse, served as assistant musical director for Long Wharf Theatre’s production of “Guys and Dolls”, played Arnold in “The Boys Next Door” at the Rich Forum, and performed a principal role in a staged reading of a new operetta, “Songs Beyond News” at NYC’s Producers Club. Christopher is currently writing an original musical, “Living in the Lines” and is fine-tuning his series of fairy tale musicals to be made available for theatrical productions nationwide.