Rory Scholl (Improv) lives in New York and has been an improviser and entertainer for over 14 years, and is currently a teacher for and member of the touring improve troupe, Chicago City Limits (www.chicagocitylimits.com) In addition to teaching corporate comedy and workshops to such companies as Disney, Time Warner, and Nokia, Rory is the lead guitarist in the all improvised rock-n-roll storytelling band, the BTK Band, who start touring in the summer of 2011. He is co-director of The Creative Outlets, promotions and events company that uses comics to assist agencies in campaigns (www.thecreativeoutlets.com) He eats almonds to lower his cholesterol.

 

 

Emily Riedel (Dance, Choreographer) is a choreographer and performer based in Westchester County, New York. For the past twelve years she has trained in classical ballet and modern, as well as jazz, hip hop, theater dance, contemporary, lyrical, and is especially well versed in tap dance. She has taught and assisted beginner to advanced levels of dance at Westchester Ballet Center, Croton Children’s Theatre, and the Croton Academy of Arts. As a choreographer, Emily has created dances for Croton Children’s Theatre, PVC Middle School, Dance for Peace, Croton Academy of Arts, and served as Dance Captain for Actors Conservatory Theatre of Westchester. Emily received a full merit scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet Schools Summer Jazz Intensive Program, continued her professional dance training at the Joffrey last year.

 

Joseph Riedel (Prepare for Impact) is a Writer, Director, and Performer who returned to New York after spending six years in Chicago. During his time in the midwest Joseph performed on improv teams at the IO Theatre, and worked as a writer, director, and producer on a number of Transmedia productions for web, television, commercials, as well as live theatrical events. A lover of television critical analysis, Joseph has also dedicated a lot of time working with publications such as the online scholarly resource "The Watercooler Journal" where he wrote journalistic articles on television studies. The creation of his autobiographical web series “A Good Sense of Tumor” will be featured on NPR’s Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson throughout the year, where they will interview and document him as he develops the series.

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECTIONS STAFF

  Rachel Norfleet (CONNECTIONS) has a masters degree in elementary education from Bank Street College of Education.  Rachel           lives in Croton with her husband, two children and 3 cats.