MEET THE DRAMA ROCKS TEAM!
Jane Belenky Smith
Jane has over 18 years of experience working in educational nonprofits. Her administrative experience includes both work in film, video, and stage production, as well as educational programs in school and summer camp environments dealing with children ranging in age from preschool to 18.
Director, Drama Rocks Inc.
Rob has over 14 years experience as a music teacher, band director, and producer of musical theater productions both in schools and at summer camp. He has worked with kids aged nursery to high school. In his role as a music teacher at Columbia Academy he developed a comprehensive music curriculum focused on vocal, instrumental, and musical theater performance for ages 3-14.
His work in musical theater has included producing shows both in an academic and a summer camp setting at Columbia Academy and Drama Rocks LLC. He auditioned students, cast characters, served as a vocal coach during rehearsals, and ran the sound during the productions.
FUN, CREATIVITY, CONFIDENCE!
The mission of Drama Rocks is to make musical theater a fun and rewarding experience first and foremost. We believe students will be more motivated to work harder and grow as performers if they feel a sense of community and enjoyment in the process. We also believe it is important for the performers to have input in each show giving them a feeling of ownership that provides a spark of intrinsic motivation. Whether your child has dreams of Broadway or just wants a fun summer theater experience, Drama Rocks will open the door to possibilities and allow them to enjoy the process along the way.
Producer, Drama Rocks
Performing Arts Director for Washington Episcopal School
Ron Valenzia has over 16 years experience and has produced/directed over 30 children’s musicals in schools and summer camps, including, Alice in Wonderland, Seussical, Legally Blonde Jr., Annie, Footloose, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, High School Musical, Mulan, Little Mermaid, and Wizard of Oz.