Born into a family of performers, Shane’s been on stage and backstage, one way or another, since he was six months old when his father carried him onto the Kennedy Center Main Stage for a performance of the ballet “Petrushka.” In 2006, he came back home to the Bay Area to pursue his true calling in life… teaching. For the last ten years, Shane has taught and directed theatre at Aragon High School. His past Aragon musical productions include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Mamma Mia, Legally Blonde, And Then There Were None, Young Frankenstein, The Crucible, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 9 to 5, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical, Into The Woods, Chicago, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Batboy, Curtains, and The Producers. Shane has his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Notre Dame de Namur University, and an M.F.A. from The Actor’s Studio.
Music and Vocal Director
Rick is excited to continue working with Aragon after conducting Mamma Mia, UrineTown, Legally Blonde, Young Frankenstein & Sweeney Todd. Rick has worked with schools, colleges, community & professional theatres on hundreds of shows, including Theatre Royal (Drury, London), Chester Repertory (Wales), Gilbert & Sullivan (Bedford,UK), and the Royal Derngate Theatre (Northampton,UK). He served as Resident Music Director for Peninsula Center Stage, Palo Alto Players and L’Act. World/Regional Premieres including: Secret Garden, Triumph of Love & Krieger & Russell’s Side Show and Lucky Duck. Recognized with awards and nominations for best musical direction by Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Theatre Bay Area, Dean Goodman Awards… for 42nd Street, Damn Yankees, Jesus Christ Superstar, Bells are Ringing, Oklahoma , Assassins and Sweeney Todd. Contractor for artists & music preparation for studio recordings used by theme parks including: Kings Entertainment and Marriots.
Marisa enjoys sharing the love, spirit and soul of dance with students of all ages. She began teaching classical ballet in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2005 and has taught at ODC Dance Commons, Stanford University, University of San Francisco, and LINES Dance Center. Marisa has performed with Peninsula Ballet Theater, North Coast Dance, Santa Clara Ballet, and Columbia City Ballet. Other performing credits include Hip-hop, Modern, Jazz/Theater Dance, Latin, African and Baroque/Renaissance dance. Marisa has a B.A. in Dance from SF State University, holds a California single subject credential in Dance, and has studied in the Certificate Program at the Ailey School in New York City. As Aragon’s dance teacher, she is excited to be part of the creative team for Grease and is thrilled for this collaboration between the Drama and Dance departments!
Fred returned to the Bay Area in 2016 after living in Kentucky for 13 years. Fred has been involved on and off stage for 40+ years. After growing up around theater, Fred wanted to be involved with young artists to support their efforts and the arts. Fred is currently the Technical Director of Performing Arts at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton and a designer and teaching artist freelancing around the Bay Area. Fred’s motto is “All the world’s a stage but someone has got it build it first…