Sarah Santilli (Producer): This is Sarah's thirteenth year at Jones Middle School teaching Vocal and General Music and nineteenth 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; Mary Poppins, Cinderella and Sound of Music (Music Director) with Butterfly Guild; and She Loves Me (Customer #1), Side Show (Venus de Milo/Violet US), and Les Misérables with Gallery Players. Sarah previously 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 teaches graduate level courses.
Dana Boda (Stage Director): Dana Boda graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. After graduating, she moved to New York and was cast in commercials, print ads, and musicals. Favorite credits include: touring the country as Eliza Doolittle in the Cameron Macintosh/Trevor Nunn production of My Fair Lady, Luisa in The Fantasticks at Barrington Stage Company, Jellylorum in Cats (original choreography), Vicki in A Grand Night for Singing at Short North Stage, and Maria in West Side Story where she met husband, Ryan Boda, who played Tony. Most recently she had the honor of playing Maria in the Butterfly Guild’s production of The Sound of Music. Dana has also spent time volunteering at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (High School) as a reading tutor to kids in Harlem and as a substitute teacher in Florida. In her free time, she shuttles sons Logan (8), James (3), and Barrett (3) to various activities. She is thrilled to be joining this wonderful and talented group and cannot wait to watch the kids shine on stage!
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.
Kate Hauswirth (Student Choreographer): This is Kate’s third year helping put on Jones Fall Pro! Previous credits include: Shrek Jr (Young Fiona), Mary Poppins Jr (Jane), and Frozen Jr (Anna) at Jones Middle School, 42nd Street (Phyllis Dale) and Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain/Featured Dancer) with UAHS, BalletMet’s Cinderella (Young Cinderella) and BalletMet’s The Nutcracker (Page/Party Girl/Ginger), etc. She participates in the Vocal Ensemble, Concert Chorale, and Bel Canto Choirs at UAHS and has choreographed dance numbers for the high school’s Follies (2021/22 and 2022/23). She can’t wait to be part of continuing JMS’s Fall Pro traditions!
Kate Hauswirth (Student Choreographer): This is Kate’s third year helping put on Jones Fall Pro! Previous credits include: Shrek Jr (Young Fiona), Mary Poppins Jr (Jane), and Frozen Jr (Anna) at Jones Middle School, 42nd Street (Phyllis Dale) and Beauty and the Beast (Dance Captain/Featured Dancer) with UAHS, BalletMet’s Cinderella (Young Cinderella) and BalletMet’s The Nutcracker (Page/Party Girl/Ginger), etc. She participates in the Vocal Ensemble, Symphonic, and Bel Canto Choirs at UAHS and has choreographed dance numbers for the high school’s Follies (2021/22 and 2022/23). She can’t wait to be part of continuing JMS’s Fall Pro traditions!
Tom Galligan (Tech Director): coming soon!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 2023:
Gretchen Griffith, Raeanna O’Brien, and Caren Wildman[email protected]