Jennifer Bosco Landon


Jennifer Bosco Landon- A native Southern Californian, Jennifer studied ballet, tap, jazz, pas de duex, adagio, and gymnastics in San Bernardino, CA at Vera Lynn School of the Dance. There she trained under Laura Maruna-Roach and Vera Lynn. Later she danced in Montclair, CA at the California Dance Center where she trained with Laurence Blake and Victoria Koenig. She has many accolades for her dance performances including winning many southern California dance competitions. In 1988, Jennifer was selected to train at Ballet West in Aspen, Colorado. She also studied voice and piano and has performed 3 seasons with Junior University in San Bernardino, CA.

Jennifer started teaching dance through the Burbank Parks and Recreation in 2002, prior to opening The Red Chair School of Performing Arts in 2004. She was also a Gymboree teacher for six years. She is currently an Affiliate Teacher with the American Ballet Theatre through level 5 and Certified ABT Teacher through level 7. 

Jennifer is also founder, Director and a Choreographer of The Red Chair Children's Production Company, which has produced shows such as: The Nutcracker Ballet, Aladdin, Cinderella, High School Musical, and Annie. She received a BA from the University of Southern California. Jennifer was named "Best Dance Instructor" in Burbank for 2013 by the LA Times Burbank Leader.

Gabrielle Edinburgh-Wald


Gabrielle Edinburgh-Wald is a graduate of Cal State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.  She has been teaching Acting Scene Study at The Red Chair School of Performing Arts since 2005. Gabrielle is a founder of The Red Chair Children’s Production Company where she has co-produced and directed Cinderella and Aladdin.  She has also directed High School Musical and Annie.  This is Gabrielle's 12th year performing in The Nutcracker which she also co-produces. She studied acting under Robert F. Lyons and Ann Eldridge, voice under Victoria Cutler and tap and jazz under the direction of Marge Patka. She was accepted by the Mark Taper Forum Musical Workshop in Los Angeles and has acted in lead roles including Bonjour La Bonjour, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Gypsy, David and Lisa, and Women Behind Bars. Gabrielle has performed in children's touring theatre productions including Cinderella and Stone Soup and taught preschool for ten years. She also worked as a Gymboree music teacher for six years.  She played Louisa May Alcott at the Tumbleweed Festival and, most recently, performed in an original one-act play entitled The Cutting Room Floor with the Drama West ensemble theatre company. She also performed in the Web production of The Moon Cycle. Gabrielle lives in Sherman Oaks with her husband and their dog, Cooper.

Anna Smith


Anna began her love for the theater as a child while at Boston Children's Theater. In her teens and twenties she worked back stage in many capacities for theatre companies in Massachusetts including stage managing and assistant directing. As a co-founder of RCCPC she produced numerous productions, including The Nutcracker and Annie at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA.  
Anna is the co-founder of Urban Homeschoolers, a self directed education resource center in Los Angeles. She lives in Los Angeles with her three daughters, and husband. 

Naomi Casali


Naomi was born in Tokyo and started dancing ballet in Japan at the age of 6 for 10 years. She returned to dancing ballet while in college for another three more years. She also sang with Mishima Children’s Choir in Japan for 10 years starting at the age of 6. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Fashion Merchandising & minor in Japanese. While she was a music major in voice performance at CSUS, she performed in various operas in the music department. In 1983, she was casted as one of two amateurs in “Flower Drum Song” with Asian American Music Theatre, performing at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. She also sang the national anthem at the Oakland Worriers game in March of 1997.  She has been performing with RCCP since 2008 in various roles, and in 2013, she was Clara’s mysterious uncle Drosselymeyer. This is Naomi’s 11th year performing in The Nutcracker returning as Clara’s grandmother. Naomi has been living in Los Angeles for 21 years with her husband and two children.

Sylvia Kelman


Sylvia Kelman has had a passion for dance and theatre since she was a little girl. She is a native Southern California girl and is a graduate of Cal State University at Northridge with a B.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Film Arts. Sylvia has worked in accounting for the film industry, bookkeeping for small businesses and as a Gymboree teacher.

Along with her fellow founders, Sylvia opened The Red Chair Children's Production Company in 2005. Sylvia is also a founder and co-owner of The Red Chair School of Performing Arts/RC Dance Center. The Red Chair Children's Production Co. is a non-profit theatre company that which has produced shows such as: The Nutcracker Ballet, Aladdin, Cinderella, High School Musical, Annie and numerous dance showcases for children.

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