Meet Our Teachers

Here is the list of all available ONLINE private lessons/coaching sessions at The Secret Theatre Academy. All of our teachers are fully Vaccinated. 

Richard Mazda
Drama, Acting Coach, and Shakespare
Richard Mazda is a UK born actor, writer and director who is now a proud American. He was the Artistic Director of the Secret which he founded and built in 2007.
Samantha Syah
Director/ Musical Director
Samantha Sayah (Director/ Musical Director) is an NYC based Actor, Singer, Musician, and Teaching Artist. Directing credits include Matilda Jr. & Into the Woods Jr. with the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan. As an actor, she was last seen playing Girl in Once at the Geva Theatre Center. Additional theatre credits include Summer Theatre of New Canaan, Astoria Performing Arts Center, Disney Cruise Line, and Tokyo Disney Resort. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Montclair State University. To Richard, the cast, crew, and designers- Thank You. May you never lose sight of “the thing that makes it worth the journeying.” IG: @samanthasayah
Kaila Wooten
Actor, Singer and Musician
Kaila Wooten believes the voice is an instrument just like any other. She got her start singing sessions in Nashville and she now teaches private voice lessons to all ages. BFA (NYU)
Paige "Queen TuT" Stewart
Teacher, Dancer and Choreographer
Paige Stewart is a very accomplished dancer and teacher who has danced for Nick Cannon, Arianna Grande, BET, Wyclef Jean and many, many others. She has a very extensive resume as a dance teacher and choreography and is the founder of the Kingdom Dance Company based in Jamaica, Queens. She specializes in teaching Hip Hop, Street, African, and the kind of styles seen in modern pop videos. She loves to teach dance techniques and is particularly proud of her work building communities within the groups and classrooms she teaches in.
Marc Nuñez
MARC NUÑEZ was born in Switzerland and raised in California. He is a Filipino-American, Queens-based Teacher, Choreographer, and Dancer. Professionally, Marc has danced for Rihanna, Todrick Hall, Donald McKayle's Etude Ensemble, Mike Esperanza's BARE Dance Company and Entity Contemporary Dance, as well as played roles in musicals including Peter Pan (international tour starring Cathy Rigby), Disney's Newsies, Cabaret and The King and I. Marc has directed productions of The Wizard of Oz and choreographed Sweeney Todd (Media Theatre). Marc holds a BFA in Dance Performance with Excellence in Choreography from the University of California, Irvine.
Mary Lauren
Drama, Tap, and Musical Theatre
Mary Lauren has had work seen in NY, NJ, CA, and NM. She has her BFA in theatre, with a musical theatre concentration. She has directed children for 15+ years.