Andrew Ceglio - Founding Artistic Director
Andrew is a San Jose native and has over 15 years of experience working in the theatre arts. Throughout his career, Andrew has had the opportunity to work as a professional artist in many different capacities. Beginning his professional career in 2001, Andrew has performed in over 40 local and regional productions. Some favorite credits include: Snoopy in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” with Jewel Theatre, Jon in “Tick, Tick…..Boom!” with The Artists Theatre Repertory Ensemble, Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors” with Cabrillo Stage and Man #2 in “Songs For A New World” with Odyssey Theatre. From 2001-2003 he studied with Professor Janie Scott of San Jose State University and her performing troupe “Company One.” In 2002, Andrew teamed up with Greg Weber, CEO and creative Director of “Webtone: Sound & Vision,” and began his career as a voice-over artist. Now with over 10 years experience, he has provided the voices for over 30 different video game characters in collaboration with companies like Namco, Crystal Dynamics and SEGA. Some favorite voice credits include: Sgt. Hatter in “Virtual On Marz,” Redmond in “Whiplash” and Hyuga in the critically acclaimed series “Phantasy Star Universe.” In 2004, Andrew began teaching theatre arts through various programs in and around the bay area. He spent 3 years with Blackford Elementary School in Campbell as an independent artist, teaching theatre basics to 2nd grade students. From 2006 to 2010, Andrew worked as an actor and director for “Theatre of all Possibilities,” an educational theatre company touring schools in the greater Bay Area. In addition to his teaching, in 2004 Andrew became the Asst. Manager with Theatre On San Pedro Square in San Jose. His close work with the theatre’s Founding Artistic Director, Gary DeMattei provided him with valuable knowledge and professional training. One year later, he was promoted to Resident Manager of Operations, and remained there until the company changed ownership in 2008. Andrew began a new path as a Director and Choreographer with Cabrillo Stage’s 2008 summer production of “Forever Plaid.” He then joined with Tabard Theatre of San Jose to adapt and direct an original version of the literary classic “The Little Prince.” Other directing credits include: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” with Cabrillo Stage (Original and Re-mount). “Into The Woods” with Scotts Valley Performing Arts and “Scrooge” with Cabrillo Stage (Original and Re-mount). Andrew currently resides in Capitola where he continues his work as an actor, director, choreographer and private acting coach.
Ariel Buck - Founding Executive Director
Ariel holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory where she served as the school Speech and Dialect coach from 2002-2003. Ariel has performed around the globe including Austria, Germany and Japan. She began her professional career in Tokyo where she spent two years working as a performer and recording artist for Disney. From there she moved to New York to pursue her acting career working primarily as a promotional model for various companies including Coca Cola, HBC Bank, The National Heart Foundation and NBC’s The Apprentice. Regional credits include A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theatre, MA) and Plain and Fancy (The Barn Theatre, IN). In 2007 she came out to California to play Audrey in Cabrillo Stage’s Little Shop of Horrors. Other Cabrillo Stage credits include: The 2009 and 2010 productions of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Women 2) and the 2010 production of Cabaret (Faulein Kost). Other local credits include SVPA’s Into The Woods (Baker’s Wife) Tabard Theatre’s Little Prince (Fox/Snake) and CMTSJ Marquee Productions’ Ragtime (Mother). Recently she has started a private voice and theatre-coaching studio with her partner Andrew Ceglio. In addition to her work in the theatre Ariel has had 18 years of experience working with children in a variety of capacities. In 1999 she was the Director of Childcare at Ann Arbor Learning Community, a charter school in Ann Arbor Michigan. She has been everything from a children’s sailing and waterskiing instructor to a live-in nanny! Recently she has spent her days working as an Instructional Aide for children with disablities in the greater Santa Cruz County area.