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Julie Stanford Appointed Education Coordinator for Algonquin Arts

October 26, 2009

Manasquan, NJ - Algonquin Arts has appointed a new Education Coordinator, Julie Stanford, whose primary role is to coordinate all education events and theatre school programs for the Education Department. Ms. Stanford is also a Theatre School teacher, the sole teacher of The Head Start Program, and the Assistant Teacher for the Acting Studio at Asbury Park High School directed by Algonquin Arts.

Ms. Stanford, a resident of Middletown, is a graduate of Montclair State University, where she received her B.A. in Theatre Studies. Following her education, she worked as the Drama Teacher for Maranatha Christian Academy in Hazlet and then as a multi-departmental Program Coordinator for the Vital Theatre Company in NY. It was there that she also served as an Assistant Director for several productions.

Ms. Stanford�s talents also include live performance as a professional Actor�s Equity Actor. Her most recent roles include My Heart in a Suitcase, a touring show produced by ArtsPower and The Tempest produced by Brookdale�s Summer Shakespeare ensemble.

Regarding her appointment as Education Coordinator, Ms. Stanford stated: �I am thrilled to be a new team member at Algonquin Arts. This position allows me the opportunity to exercise everything I enjoy and am passionate about, ranging from teaching classes to assisting the education department with events and student enrollment.�

Algonquin Arts Director of Arts & Education, William Whitefield, is excited to have Ms. Stanford as a new addition to the staff: �We are excited to welcome Julie to the Education staff here at Algonquin Arts. She has extensive experience not only as an actor and teacher, but also in theatre production having worked with Vital Theatre Company in New York. Also, she is from the area and is very well acquainted with the local theatre scene.�

To learn more about the Algonquin Arts Education Department, including theatre classes and upcoming live events, contact Julie Stanford at 732-528-9224 or [email protected].
Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Janice Blanton Plangere & Jules Plangere III, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.