Kristy Graves

Kristy began performing professionally when she was 10 years old, touring in Annie playing the title role. She then settled in NYC and appeared on Broadway, Off- Broadway, in feature films and in many television commercials and series including As the World Turns and Star Search. She is proud to have worked on stage with some of the great legends such as Bernadette Peters, Tony Randall, and director/choreographer Susan Stroman, as well as in film with Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Gwen Verdon, Blythe Danner, Matt Dillon, William Hurt and Omar Epps. Kristy is very pleased to be settling down as a mother of three and working with children in the field of her dreams.

Teressa Kallay

Teressa Kallay is a former Radio City Rockette and a musical theater veteran.  She has done numerous regional theater productions, cruise ships and well as the My Fair Lady National Tour. The creator of Kid's Corner Dance Program, Teressa also teaches ballet and creative movement at the Montclair YMCA and St. James Pre-school. Teressa started teaching musical theater dance classes in high school and continued her studies with a degree in musical theater and with many great instructors in New York.  She has choreographed for the Melochords, The Theater League of Clifton, as well as for Orchesis Dance Company.

Lisa McElwee

Lisa has been seen in New York and New Jersey regional theater in leading roles as well as in her one woman cabaret shows.  She won the 1995 Big Bee Award for for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for Luisa in Nutley Little Theatre's production of THE FANTASTIKS.  She has studied acting at Circle in the Square, Stella Adler Conservatory, Sande Shurin Studio, and HB Studio. She grew up in Glen Ridge, performing on the Ridgewood Avenue School Stage.

Kathryn Osborne

Kathryn has been in love with theatre and performance since she was 6 and is thrilled to be a part of Gas Lamp Theatre.  An Actor, Singer, Director, and Drama Instructor, she has performed, taught, and directed in New York and regionally throughout the country for over 25 years.  She graduated from The University of Texas with a BFA in performance. Some of her favorite roles have included Raina in Arms and the Man, Ophelia in Hamlet, and Clarice in The Servant of Two Masters. Some of her favorite shows that she has directed are The Trip to Bountiful, and The Stronger.

Susan Knight Carlin

Susan continues to work as a professional actress with recent roles in the David Chase film "Not Fade Away," " The Onion" web series and "Fringe", as well as several national commercials. Her extensive stage work includes Lincoln Center, The Public Theatre and Playwright's Horizons Off-Broaday, as well as New Jersey's PaperMill Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre and McCarter. Susan teaches at Pace University and Montclair State University and is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Lisa Grimes

Lisa Grimes has been choreographing and teaching for Gas Lamp for over 5 years choreographing for Jr. and Teen Glee as well as the Gas Lamp Summer Camps. Lisa has worked on the following Gas Lamp productions: Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Tarzan, Drowsy Chaperone, Shrek, Urinetown and will be choreographing the 2016 main stage production of Mary Poppins. Lisa is the Managing Director of Freespace Dance, a professional Modern Dance Company, where she was a founding member of the company and performed professionally for over 8 years before taking the administrative position. She is the coordinator and a primary teacher for Freespace Dance’s dance program, residencies and after school enrichment programs. She is also a teaching artist for many school districts in the state through Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Lisa is the Executive Director at Dance New Jersey, an organization committed to advocating the excellence of dance education and dance in the state. Lisa is also on staff at Montclair State University where she graduated with a BFA in Dance. Lisa is grateful for the opportunity to work with Gas Lamp allowing her to share her passion of dance with their students and community.

Guest Directors: Heather Ballantyne & Erin Dilly
Heather Ballantyne
Shari Ornstein
Heather Dilly

Heather Dilly has been a professional working actress for over 20 years.  She has starred in numerous off broadway shows (Walk Two Moons, Bag Fulla Money, Screenplay) and worked regionally all over the country.  She has also worked in film/television and voice overs where she voiced Mommy and Miss Maganza in Nickelodeon’s Pinky Dinky Doo.  She wrote the award winning short film “The Look Away Life”.  For the last 4 years Heather has been a teaching artist here in New Jersey and before that an acting coach in NYC.