Anna Corella was introduced to theatre at the age of three and has been on the stage doing what she loves ever since. An alumni to Corella Productions and now director for the company, Anna has been able to experience both sides to the theatre.
Growing up in Chicago, Anna’s dance and musical theatre experience is vast. Studying in Chicago with The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, The All About Dance Company, and The Second City Training Center. Anna also studied in Erie, Pennsylvania with The Erie Playhouse, McDowell Center for the Performing Arts and The Performing Arts Collective Alliance.
Having Anna grow up with Corella Productions has taught her many valuable lessons that she later has taken with her in her adult life: the confidence to speak in front of a large group of people, the acceptance of the difference in others around you, being committed and motivated to always do better in tasks, and most importantly the confidence in yourself.
Those traits are just a few of the many valuable soft skills Anna teaches to her students. While developing their performance skills, students are instilled with qualities and character that will last a lifetime.
Patty Corella’s musical theatre and dance background are extensive. Having studied in Chicago, IL with River North Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Company, The Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts and The Joel Hall Dance Company; in Erie, PA with the Dance Theatre of Erie and the Performing Arts Center of Erie; and Pittsburgh, PA at Point Park University. Patty moved to Chicago in 1991, where she performed with some of the most prestigious theater companies including Steppenwolf Theater, Lookinglass Theatre Company, Circle Theatre and Mercury Theatre, where she was nominated for a Jeff Award. The birth of Patty’s daughters, Anna, Stella, and Charlotte ignited her passion for children’s theatre. She founded Corella Productions in 2002, now being the longest running Children’s Theatre Company within the Chicago Public Schools, and recently awarded by Right At School as the 2023 the Nations Best After-School Program!
Assistant Director/Vocal Director
Allyn Jones has been doing theater for over 10 years and is so excited to help foster a love of performing arts in young actors and singers. She is entering her 5th year as a vocal performance major at Moody Bible Institute training as a soprano. Additionally she is a Meisner Acting technique student at Green Shirt Studio. Allyn is an award winning musical theater performer in the Chicago NATS (CCNATS) chapter, and works as a voice and audition coach for ages 7 and up. To get in touch connect via Instagram @allyn_faith.
Lindsay Vendetti is a singer-songwriter currently living in Erie, Pennsylvania. Lindsay has been singing since she was a child resulting in her winning the RockErie Music Award for Best Female Vocalist consecutively for 3 Years. Those wins secured her place as the First Singer to be inducted into the RockErie Hall of Fame, and also even hosting the Awards years later.
Lindsay loves working with children and giving the next generation of singers and performers confidence for their musical careers.