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 became involved in the theatre at the age of 12, performing in local productions in Erie, PA, and she has been performing ever since! Her performance career now spans four decades.
Patty’s musical theatre and dance training are extensive. She has studied in Chicago with River North Dance Company and Hubbard Street Dance Company; in Erie, PA with The Dance Theatre of Erie and the Performing Arts Center of Erie; and in Pittsburgh, PA at Point Park College.
The birth of Patty’s daughters, Anna, Stella, and Charlotte, ignited her passion for children’s theatre. She founded Corella Productions in 2002, with the desired outcome being to spark that passion in other children.
Patty and the staff of Corella Productions are dedicated teachers and mentors. While developing their performance skills, students are instilled with new levels of self-esteem and confidence, qualities that last a lifetime.
When you see your students and children on stage for the first time, you’ll see them in a new light…more articulate, fearless, and outgoing than you ever thought they’d be…and with huge smiles on their faces.
Hailing from Ft. Walton Beach Florida, James has been involved in the theatrical world since childhood. Recently celebrating his 80th production, his regional and stock credits included leads in Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, My Fair Lady, City of Angels, Brigadoon, Cats, Miss Saigon, 42nd Street, Next FallL, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, and so much more! He has also performed in the World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA with Joffrey Ballet and performs with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
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.