Chris Lape (Producer): coming soon!
Sarah Santilli (Stage Director): This is Sarah's twelfth year at Jones Middle School teaching Vocal and General Music and eighteenth year teaching overall. Local productions include Secret Garden (Rose) with BRAVO; Mary Poppins (Katie Nanna, Featured Dancer), Tarzan the Musical (Mother), The Little Mermaid (Atina), and Seussical (Bird Girl) with Westerville Civic Theatre; Cinderella and Mary Poppins with Butterfly Guild; and She Loves Me (Customer #1), Side Show (Venus de Milo/Violet US), and Les Misérables with Gallery Players. Sarah directed for the Columbus Children's Choir and has produced/directed several school and community shows in Central and Northwest Ohio. She has music education degrees from The Ohio State University and Capital University, where she also received Kodály Certification and recently taught graduate level Musicianship.
Patrick Bertke (Assistant Director): Patrick is a Senior at Upper Arlington High School and has participated in Fall production since the 6th grade. In school, he is the bass section leader of Vocal Ensemble and additionally sings in Symphonic Choir and Camerata. In the winter, you may see him in musical theater productions at the high school as well. Recent credits include 42nd Street (Julian Marsh), Something Rotten! (Nigel Bottom), and Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella (Ensemble). He is thrilled that musical theater plays such a prominent role in his life and that he can be a part of it at both high and middle school levels!
Amy Leacock (Music Director): Amy Leacock graduated from BGSU with a degree in vocal music education and is a director and accompanist for the UAHS choral department. Her previous experiences include one year at Jones Middle School, ten years at Arbor Hills Junior High in Sylvania, OH and two years at Pleasant View School for The Arts in North Canton, OH. She is a certified adjudicator through the Ohio Music Educator’s Association. Mrs. Leacock served as the Chancel and Treble Choir director at the Sylvania United Church of Christ for four years. She is currently the assistant director of the Scioto Valley Chorus and was the baritone of the 2009 International Championship Sweet Adeline quartet Moxie Ladies! She sang jingles and commercials in Toledo for five years; the old WNCI jingles were sung by her group. She is in demand as a clinician for Sweet Adeline’s Young Women in Harmony and travels throughout the US for camps and clinics and Honor Choirs. Amy's musical theater experiences include: stage directing, music directing, choreographer, pit player, pit director, and actress in countless musicals. She runs a Musical Theatre camp in the summer at Muskingum University. She and her husband Chris are the proud parents of two daughters McKenzie and Ava.
Sophie Miller (Choreographer): Sophie Miller is a senior at Upper Arlington High School and returns to Fall Pro as choreographer after being the assistant choreographer for Mary Poppins Jr. and Matilda Jr. She also performed in Shrek Jr. as a featured dancer and 3 Blind Mice. As a student at Marjorie Jones School of Dance, Sophie has many dance credits to her name, including teaching Ballet, Tap, and Hip Hop, demonstrating Ballet, Tap, and Jazz, co-Choreographer for the Competition Tap Dance 2021-2022, and as co-President of Youth Outreach United where she teaches dance at the Boys and Girls Club. She has participated in many summer intensives, including Ohio Dance Masters, Dance Masters of America, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and Giordano Dance Intensive in Chicago. Sophie plans to attend a university in Ohio and study special education.
Rose Babington (Choreography Mentor): Rose is pleased to be involved with Fall Pro for the first time. Rose has been performing for over 25 years, most recently at the 2022 Thurber House Awards and in Cinderella (Butterfly Guild) and Cabaret (Short North Stage). Local directing and choreography credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, the Jebby Awards, and coming this winter, Butterfly Guild's The Sound of Music at the Palace Theater. By day, she serves as Senior Director for the State Partnerships team at ACT, the national testing organization. She thanks her husband Rob and daughter Leona for their support and applauds Sophie and the student choreography assistants who put so much talent, leadership, and energy into the show.
Anthony Stype (Tech Director): Anthony is a theatrical jack-of-all-trades, whose love for the craft began in sixth grade when he joined the tech crew for Fall Production at Jones Middle School. He earned his B.A. in Theatre at The Ohio State University and moved to Chicago where he worked as a stagehand for the The Goodman Theater. Anthony currently serves as UA’s district performing arts supervisor. His handiwork can also be seen all around central Ohio in the form of dazzling lighting designs, sturdily-built sets, and pleasing projections. Anthony would like to thank his wife, fellow JMS alum Robyn Rae Stype, for her never-ending love and support.
Patricia Mendoza (Assistant Director): This is Patricia's 20th year teaching Spanish at Jones and 4th year assisting with Fall Pro. She loves spending time with family, especially traveling together. Patricia enjoys trying new foods, listening to music, and dancing and playing tennis to stay active. Her family has two dogs including a new puppy! The JMS fall production crew is amazing and the students have definitely given her the theater bug!
Alice Aichele (Backstage and Technology Assistant): Alice teaches 8th Grade American History at Jones and has been working in UA for sixteen years. Although not a theatre veteran, Alice is an avid theatre goer and has a daughter who has been bitten by the theatre bug. Alice helps off stage with several of the logistical aspects of the show and is excited to be part of this great Jones tradition.
Parent Coordinators 2021:
Raeanna O’Brien, Andy Swary, Caren Wildman