Jenna Mee Dosch (Accompanist) graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 2015, receiving a Masters of Music degree in Music Performance with an emphasis on collaborative piano. Undergraduate work was completed in 2013 at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a degree in piano performance. Jenna now lives in New York City where she has been a musical director for productions at The Studio in New Canaan, CT, Polaris Productions in NYC, at Staples School in Westport, CT and Three Act Theatre in NYC. She is also musical director for McLeod Summer Playhouse in Carbondale, IL each summer. She continues to collaborate with vocalists and instrumentalists for recitals and performances. Jenna has been with the Musical Theater program since its inception in 2007, and she is thrilled to continue her involvement, and to watch this program grow.
Nickie Kromminga Hill (Choreographer) is thrilled to be back for her 7th summer at SLAC! Nickie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Dance from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. She also holds a MN Teaching License in K-12 Theater and Dance and taught for five years at Anoka Middle School for the Arts. She is also a freelance choreographer and has enjoyed working with many schools and theatres in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area including the Guthrie, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, and Main Street School for the Performing Arts, just to name a few. As a performer, Nickie was seen on stages all over the Greater Minneapolis Area. Most notably she has performed at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre where she has been seen in 18 mainstage productions including Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, All Shook Up, West Side Story and Singin' In The Rain. Nickie is currently performing in Mamma Mia at CDT. Nickie sings with Chick Cheer, a holiday a capella group (www.chickcheer.com) and she is also the founder of the non-profit The Spread Sunshine Gang, an organization dedicated to Random Acts of Kindness and Pay-It-Forward events (thespreadsunshinegang.org)
Eric Mark Olson (EMO) (Program Director), now a long time resident of New York City, is the Program Director and Directing Faculty for Music Theatre camps and Adult Musical Theatre Workshop at the SLAC. Receiving his education in the Theatre Arts and Dance Program at The University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, EMO first began his professional performance career in the Twin Cities. He appeared in numerous productions at The Minnesota Opera, Chanhassen Dinner Theaters, Minneapolis Musical Theatre, New Breath Productions, Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum, The MN Fringe Festival, and others. In New York, he has continued his path of performance, appearing in a variety of venues as both an actor and a singer most recently as Father in “Ragtime.” He continued his professional development with various artists/studios in NYC over the past decade, including training at the Atlantic Acting School. EMO has since become a professional Stage Director, Choreographer and Theatre Education Specialist. In NYC he has directed and choreographed both children’s and adult professional theatre and musical theatre productions. Recent professional credits include “Chaundria & The Giant”, “Entangled”, “A Pie-Rat’s Tale” and “Next To Normal”. Additionally, he is a book writer/lyricist, completing two original children's musical called “The Golden Contender” and “A Pie-Rats Tale” and is working on a new adult musical “Finding George." EMO is currently the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Three Act Theatre Company in NYC, and is also employed by Arts Connection as a Director/Choreographer, a Professional Development Coach/Facilitator, and a Teaching Artist for various theatre/playmaking residencies across the city.