Who's Who at Aspire Performing Arts Company
Lisa Beth Vettoso (Founder/Artistic Director)
Aspire Performing Arts Company represents the culmination of Lisa’s 20+ years of experience in the arts and fulfills her dream of working with children in her own theatre company. Previously, Lisa was Artistic Director of the BG Theatre Club for five seasons, directing, choreographing, and producing 15 productions. Lisa holds a B.A. in Communication and Theatre from Villanova University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre from New York University. She is currently the Executive Director of the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, NJ. Lisa has also worked with such prestigious organizations such as The New York Pops, American Repertory Ballet, the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, Carnegie Hall, and the State Theatre. Her directing highlights include Grease, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Wedding Singer, Children of Eden, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek the Musical, Legally Blonde, Footloose, 13, and many more.
Randi Seffinger (Junior Performing Ensemble Production Director)
Randi Seffinger is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Speech. She has directed productions for Porch Light Productions (Glen Rock, NJ) including Annie Jr. and Grease and has been an Instructor/Director for the theatre program at the Wyckoff Family YMCA. Randi was previously Assistant Director/Stage Manager for Hansel and Gretel at Opera 691 in Wyckoff, NJ and served as Assistant Director for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ramapo High School. When she is not behind the scenes, Randi spends her time on stage and has performed in various productions throughout Bergen County, including the Perry Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Porch Light Productions and Buzz Theatre Production’s Next to Normal. For Aspire, she has directed Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr., Mary Poppins Jr., Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr., Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr., Disney's My Son Pinocchio, Jr., Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr., and Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.