Our Team

  • Shona Roebuck

    Owner/Performing Arts Teacher

    A B.A. graduate from Rutgers University, Shona Roebuck has many years experience working on stage and film. Shona has had key roles in well-known musical productions such as Carrie, Legally Blonde, Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods and Grease. Shona has also had dramatic roles in Streetcar Named Desire, Crucible and La Chanatrice Chauve, a French language production. Shona pulls from all of her singing, dancing and acting experience from stage and film to deliver tutorship, inspiration and mentoring to her classes. Although Shona knows that hard work and dedication are important to achieving one’s goals and dreams, she also believes that learning should be engaging and above all fun, especially for the younger members of her classes.

  • Lauren Kirk

    Dance Teacher

    Miss Lauren first found a love for dance at the age of three. During her early years she competed nationally and was a company member at Broadway Dance Center’s children and teen program in New York City. In high school Miss Lauren attended the New Jersey Governor’s School for the Arts, a summer program that selects top arts students from high schools across the state and in 2011 graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Dance and American Studies. During her time at Rutgers she danced with the modern dance company Insurgo Stage Project and performed/choreographed for several student performances. Upon graduation, she began teaching jazz, hip hop, and ballet in various studios throughout northern New Jersey. During the day Miss Lauren can be found working at the national music ed non-profit, Little Kids Rock. At Little Kids Rock she has had the opportunity to choreograph for music students who perform at the annual benefit with artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Nathan Sykes, Wiz Khalifa, and Jon Batiste. Miss Lauren started working at Miss Shona’s PAC in 2017 and loves sharing her joy of dance with her students!

  • Tom Frascatore

    Acting Coach

    Mr¬. Tom found a love for the stage at the young age of 13 and has not been able to leave it since. Performing and directing for over 40 years, Mr. Tom has developed a love for the preparation and technique for actors of all ages. Well versed in helping Actors discover and chart character evolution in relation to the greater piece, resource management and creative space utilization. Mr. Tom has directed and taught all over the tri-state area including the local Paper Mill Playhouse. Mr Tom is honored to be the Acting Teacher/Coach at Miss Shona’s PAC where he started in 2017 and loves bringing a passion for the craft to each of his students.

  • Keli Eason

    Dance Teacher

    Miss Keli began her training in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop at The Lorraine Victoria School of Performing Arts at 4 years old. As a teenager, Miss Keli trained at Dance Arts and performed with the Passaic County Technical Institute Dance Ensemble. She began her teaching journey at various dance studios throughout NJ while attending Seton Hall University and joined Miss Shona in 2018. As a Special Education teacher at the Gregory School in West Orange during the day, Miss Keli is thrilled to bring her passion for teaching and love of dance to the studio each week!

  • Jenna Burniston

    Dance Teacher

    Miss Jenna is originally from Maplewood and is an elementary special education teacher in SOMSD! She loves to connect her passion for education with her love of dance and theatre through teaching at Miss Shona’s PAC. Miss Jenna joined Miss Shona’s PAC in 2017 and can be seen teaching summer classes, assisting in musical theatre classes, subbing, and working in the office. She is also the Camp Manager at our partner organization, MMTC (Morrow’s Musical Theatre Camp)!

  • Kate Rivera

    Office Manager

    Miss Kate has been working as the Office Manager for Miss Shona’s PAC since 2020. She spent the last 13 years working in Stage Management, most recently working on Broadway’s Beetlejuice, Mean Girls and Aladdin. Miss Kate can also be found as camp counselor during summer camp!