Sherri Snow is an active soloist, educator and philanthropist in the Boston area. She currently leads NEMPAC as the Executive Director and also continues to maintain a small private teaching studio. Originally from Connecticut, Sherri is a Massachusetts native at heart. She grounded herself as a classical singer earning her Master’s Degree in Opera Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Boston University. She has performed as a soloist with the St. Leonard Society, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the NEMPAC Opera Project, the Harvard Early Music Society and Opera del West. Her operatic roles include: Papagena, The Magic Flute; Micaela, Carmen; Monica, The Medium; Geraldine, The Hand of Bridge; Nursing Sister, Suor Angelica; and Laetitia, The Old Maid and The Thief.
Sherri began at NEMPAC as the Private Music Instruction Coordinator. In 2013, Sherri became the Executive Director of NEMPAC. She has encouraged the growth of NEMPAC as a “performing arts center” by increasing performance opportunities for artists and attracting new audiences to the North End. She founded both the NEMPAC Summer and Winter Concert Series, now in their fourth seasons, the Children’s Music Theatre Troupe program, and co-founded the Opera Project in 2012. Sherri is passionate about her work at NEMPAC and wants to ensure children in the community receive the same opportunities in music education that she once had!
Alexandra Dietrich, Music Director, has taught voice for the past seven years, first in Maine, and now in Massachusetts. She joined the NEMPAC faculty in the fall of 2011, teaching the musical theatre troupe as their music director for productions of “The Wizard of Oz”, “Annie”, and “Alice in Wonderland”. Since then, she has taught acting and voice for the past two summer camps, most recently music directing their fantastic week of staging and performing “Peter Pan”. She has also conducted the middle school choir at the Eliot School and is currently directing the St. John School Honors Choir. Recently, she led a R.O.C.K.S. presentation on the Prado discussing “The American Songbook”, to children ranging from 5-12 years in age.
Alexandra is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Performance and Music Education, studying choral and orchestral conducting under Dr. Robert Russell and Dr. Peter Martin, respectively. After moving to Massachusetts, she attended the Longy School of Music for her Graduate Performance Degree in Opera. She is an active performer and singer in the New England area, and regularly appears with local opera companies and orchestras.
Grant Jacoby, Choreographer, was born and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where he began his dance training at the Kathy McCrohon Dance Center and as a featured dancer in countless musicals. Grant graduated Magna Cum Laude from Connecticut College in 2013, where he received his BA in Dance and Theater. He also studied at Trinity/La MaMa Urban Arts Semester, Bates Dance Festival, MADE in France, and Movement Workshop Group’s Graham Intensive.
He has performed in works by Lisa Race, Heidi Henderson, Mark Dendy, Annie Kloppenberg, Lauren Simpson, Intimations Dance, and Mariah Steele and in venues such as Triskelion Arts, Festival St-Ambroise Fringe de Montreal, SomDance, AUNTS/Arts @ Renaissance, and the American College Dance Festival.
Grant founded his own modern dance company, Grant Jacoby & Dancers, in October 2013, and has presented work throughout New York City, Boston, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and France including, but not limited to: La MaMa ETC, Green Street Studios, The Dance Complex, Les Champs Melisey, Third Life Studios, RAW Boston, and The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, as well as residencies at The Dragon’s Egg and Green Street Studios.
Aside from his company work, he has also choreographed at The Roxbury Latin School, Next Door Theater, OnStage Dance Company, as well as the premiere workshop and production of Friday the 13th: The Musical at Connecticut College. Grant currently teaches at Boston Ballet and performs for Quicksilver Dance and other independent choreographers.
Rebecca Miller, originally from New York, is a New England-based theater artist. She graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in Theater Arts and a minor in history. Rebecca fell in love with the arts while training with Looking for Shakespeare (NYU Steinhardt) and at Usdan Center for the Arts. At Brandeis, Rebecca acted and directed in productions with the Brandeis Theater Company and undergraduate theater groups. Her first play, Amaranthine, was performed as part of the annual Brandeis Department of Theater Arts Senior Festival and won the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play.
Currently, Rebecca is the development assistant at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, where she has also assisted Academy Award Nominee Richard and Sharon Jenkins on Oliver! at Trinity Repertory Company and served as a director for Trinity Rep’s Write Here, Write Now Student Playwriting Festival for young writers between ages 14 and 17. She has had the opportunity to learn from leaders in the arts at organizations such as the Broadway League, the Actors Fund, and SpeakEasy Stage Company. She cannot wait to build an amazing summer theater experience with her students!