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Our Team

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Roxy brings a specialty in dance and movement to our program, along with insight to character development and motivation.


Samantha is a Licensed Social Worker and youth development professional making change through non profit leadership.

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 Upon graduating from New Jersey City University in 2018 with a BA in Art Therapy, she opened a creative space to share her love of ceramics with people of all ages and capabilities. 

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Sam started as a Junior Counselor at Camp Liberty, eventually moving on to become the Set Designer for 10+ years, producing full stage scenery with the kids. 


Affectionately known as Miss Mary, she has been working with children for over 50 years and is one of the original members of the Team.


Dom specialized as an adjunct instructor in theater at NJCU for over 25 years. He joined the Team in the 1980s and continues to work as a drama workshop leader.

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Since 2007, Danny has brought his expertise in drama, comedy, improv, and puppetry to the youth of Jersey City as a teaching artist.

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An Artist and Designer with over 10 years of experience, Lionel holds a BA in Digital Design & Illustration/ Computer Science.

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Her formal artistic studies have taken her around the world, from Paris to California, through various Continued Education courses with the School of Visual Arts and the New York Film Academy.


When he's not with the Team leading music, Bob is a tenured professor at NJCU teaching classes in the history and social impact of media.

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Joey Rosario is a theatre educator, director, choreographer, and musical theater performer. He first joined the team as a teaching artist at Camp Liberty.


Dina has been a teaching artist for over 18 years in both New York and New Jersey. She also works as an actress in the theatre with an emphasis on improv performance.


For over 15 years Dani has led drama, writing, & movement workshops as a teaching artist. She is also an award winning 
performance artist and published writer.


Founder of the Team, Carmine has been leading theater and education projects with young people since 1970.

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