A Who's Who at FAC


Artistic Director/Studio Owner
Dance/Theater Instructor

Caitlin joined the FAC staff in the Fall of 2011 as the dance instructor/in-house choreographer and has continued on to teach both group and private theatre classes. After choreographing 8 full scale musicals, and producing several dance and theatre showcases, Caitlin is now the proud owner and director of Fine Arts Connection. Caitlin is also a public theater educator for Elizabeth Public Schools with a BA from Montclair State University in Theater Studies with over 13 years of experience teaching various dance and performing arts classes to youth and adults of all ages. Caitlin is thrilled for the opportunity she has been given to provide a quality educational experience, and to share her love for the arts with the FAC community. 

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Studio Manager

Private Piano Instructor

Sandy, being born and raised in Montville, now a resident of Lake Hiawatha, has been a part of the FAC family since 2006. Sandy has her degree in Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt., with 9 years of experience in the hospitality industry. In addition to managing the studio at FAC, Sandy has taught beginner level piano lessons. Sandy is also a teacher at PBJC teaching basic Hebrew language, as well as a substitute for the nursery school program. In her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, and cooking.



Private Vocal/Piano Instructor

Songwriting Coach

Audition/College Prep Coach

New Jersey born and raised Singer/Songwriter/Lyricist/Arranger/Vocal Coach, Shauna has a Bachelors in Professional Music with a concentrate in performance from Berklee College of Music and a Masters in Music Education from Boston University. For over 10 years, Shauna has been teaching private voice, piano, and general music to all styles and ages. Shauna's passion for music and teaching will continue to be a leading influence for future generations.  

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Private Guitar/Bass Instructor

Music Theory Coach

Sean is a highly talented and verstile musician, and a thoroughly skilled guitarist. He has been providing premiere guitar instruction to FAC students of all levels of skill and experience throughout the years. Aside from teaching, Sean is a working musician with an exciting career. We are thrilled to have Sean on staff to share his talent and knowledge with our FAC community.



Private Voice/Piano Instructor

Music Theory Coach

College Prep/Audition Vocal Coach

Mrs. Markowski (Kristen) is thrilled to become a member of the FAC Family. As the Choral Director of Montville Township High School for the past 7 years, she has had a strong connection to the program and the students who attend FAC, and is excited to become a part of that! At the beginning of November, Kristen will be leaving MTHS and starting her new adventure as the Choral Director at Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway - teaching Concert Choir, Advanced Concert Choir, and Music Theory - while vocally directing for their theater program. 


Kristen received her B.M. in Vocal Music Education from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. While not teaching, Kristen is still an active performer in the classical music scene as a soprano soloist and accompanies for various groups and ensembles throughout Morris County. She also enjoys being Mom to three wonderful boys! 


Group Theater/Dance Instructor/Private Acting Coach

Brianna holds a Bachelors in Theatre Studies from Centenary University, magna cum laude. Brianna is a part of the Equity Membership Candidacy Program, for which she has performed as an actor in various professional productions. Brianna worked with Centenary Stage Company’s Young Audience Series to perform and teach different acting, singing and movement based workshops. Brianna was originally a student at Fine Arts Connection for about 10 years, so she is very proud to now teach there. 

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Greg Paradis (voice, piano, acting) is excited to rejoin the FAC family after a brief hiatus. He graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2010 and has taught voice, piano, and acting in private and group settings since then. He forayed into public performing arts education for 8 years as the theatre teacher and music director at Caldwell West Caldwell High and Middle Schools, leading such productions as Matilda, Legally Blonde, Godspell, Puffs, The Laramie Project, and Mamma Mia!. Additionally, he has taught, directed, and/or MDed at theatres and studios across the tristate such as Paper Mill Playhouse, Hangar Theatre (Ithaca NY), Centenary Stage Company, Old Library Theatre, Bergen PAC, and CAPAS. He is partway through a vocal music education Master's through Rutgers Mason Gross and spends his free time baking and decorating fancy cakes.


Private Vocal/Piano/Acting Instructor

Heather has been involved in the arts for 15 years. She is pleased to be teaching at the Fine Arts Connection where she first started taking classes. She studied the arts in both New York City and Los Angeles and graduated from American Musical and Dramatic Academy with her BFA in musical theater. 

Heather is proud to have been in a multitude of shows ranging from over 20 Mainstage productions, cabarets, and black box productions as well as working backstage as a stage hand for many productions in New Jersey and New York. She also has had choral experience with New Jersey’s state, regional and county choirs and she continues to be involved in the arts.

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Owner/Director Emeritus

Loren is a professional actor and theatre educator who has been the heartbeat and lifeline of FAC for over a decade. Through his never ending pursuit of providing premium theatrical education to any and all students, Loren has fostered a one of a kind program that connects the community with the performing arts, and provides students with unique opportunities and experiences. While his journey has taken him across state lines, he will always have a home here at FAC!

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Group Theater Instructor

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