Who's Who at Aspire Performing Arts Company
Lisa Beth Vettoso (Executive/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 through her own performing arts company. She began studying a variety of forms of dance at an early age, performing and competing throughout middle and high school. While studying Communication and Theatre at Villanova University, she was a member of the Villanova Dance Ensemble, as well as theatre and musical theatre groups, performing in, choreographing, and directing multiple productions. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Educational Theatre from New York University, Lisa worked in the education departments of several arts institutions, including Carnegie Hall, the State Theatre of NJ, and Arts Horizons. Recently, Lisa was the first Managing Director of the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable, an organization devoted to arts education throughout New York City and surrounding areas. After 3+ years as Director of Educational and Community Programming for the American Repertory Ballet, Lisa recently joined The New York Pops as their Director of Education, where she is responsible for the PopsEd programs. Prior to beginning Aspire PAC, Lisa was Artistic Director of the BG Theatre Club for five seasons, directing, choreographing, and producing 15 productions. Her directing highlights include The Wedding Singer, Children of Eden, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Shop of Horrors, Shrek the Musical, Legally Blonde, Footloose, 13, Into the Woods Jr., Seussical Jr., 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 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.