“All The World’s A Stage”- Shakespeare
TAMRYN SHAMI | Co-founder
Graduating from F.I.T. in 2001 with a BA in fashion management, Tamryn has had the amazing opportunity to work and travel across the globe to design and develop for top fashion retailers. Throughout her career, she participated in retail forums to share her knowledge of fashion and business.
In 2013, Tamryn and her husband welcomed their twins. And in 2018, welcomed a new baby girl. To keep up in the industry, she started teaching at a local university. Tamryn’s teaching experience was rewarding in that she loved to share in her fashion experience and expertise to the next generation. Tamryn’s love for community & passion for creativity still comes through in various ways as she participates in the community and within her children’s school. Tamryn’s desire to foster her own children’s talents is really what inspired her to bring Spotlight Kids NY to the downtown neighborhood.
DANIELLE BURAKOVSKY | Co-Founder
Receiving her MFA in Costume Design from Tulane University. Danielle has worked on various projects in Fashion, TV, Film, and Theater, which included Law & Order SVU, She’s Funny That Way and Vinyl. She also had the amazing opportunity to work as an assistant costume designer for the TV Series, Gotham for which she was nominated for an Emmy in 2015.
Danielle’s love of theater began when she was a young child. Now that she and her husband are raising their two small children in downtown Manhattan, she wanted to give NYC kids like hers a glimpse of how creativity and passion can truly start at any age. She is thrilled to bring Spotlight Kids NY to the community she and her family have grown to love.
Meet Our Staff
LAUREN CAMP | Lead Teaching Artist & Dance Artist
SARAH BARTLEY | Teaching Artist/ Vocal Artist
Sarah Bartley moved to NYC when she was 18 to pursue her dreams of acting. Sarah recently graduated from The New School For Drama with a BFA in acting, where she spent 4 years perfecting her craft and engaging her community through art. During her time at The New School, she was a teaching artist at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education focusing on acting and body positivity. She has been involved in theatre since she was young, and has dabbled in directing and writing as well.
Sarah has joined Spotlightkids NY, to continue on the path of giving the young children of downtown Manhattan a glimpse of what art and theater are truly all about. She’s excited to come on board in 2019, and be in the Spotlight.
CHELSEA CAMP | Teaching Artist/ Dance Artist
MARY KATE ABNER | Assistant Teaching Artist
Mary Kate Abner is a student, performer, and teaching artist based in New York City. She is a sophomore at New York University, majoring in Educational Theatre with a minor in Public Policy. Mary Kate has been working with SLK for over a year, and loves getting to see her students’ talents shine. She also teaches high school drama students at Luna Stage and mentors freshmen at NYU. Some of her favorite shows that she has worked on include Seussical, Tarzan, and Beauty and the Beast. Mary Kate is thrilled to bring her passion for theatre to the young artists at Spotlight Kids!
CHRISTOPHER MILLIGAN | Voice Coach/Dance Artist
QUINN CORCORAN | Teaching Artist
Quinn Corcoran is originally from Pennsylvania, where he grew up performing in theatre from a young age. He moved to New York to pursue his passion of performing and graduated from Pace University in downtown Manhattan with a BA in Acting together under the International Performance Ensemble. His journey has taken him to schools and universities across the country where he has engaged young people with educational theatre. He has even performed in Bangkok, Thailand! His first love, though, was always singing and music! Besides being an instrumentalist and music director, he is also a director, a playwright, and a composer.
Quinn is excited to be joining the Spotlight team to help inspire the creativity and curiosity of children through the magical world of theatre!