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Staff Bios 
Patricia P. Pineda (Associate Producer, Assistant Director, Associate Musical Director & Voice Instructor) received her Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She also studied at the UNC Greensboro where she was honored as the Farrow (Voice) Scholar.  Performance credits include the Pineda Lyric, Cranford Dramatic Club, the Forum Theatre, Little Opera Company of NJ, UNCG Opera, Greensboro Opera and soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.  Production credits include producing, directing, musical directing, costuming (NJACT Perry Award Nom), hair/makeup design and advertising.  Having studied Fashion Merchendising at Virginia Commonwealth University, Ms. Pineda is also a professional headshot photographer.  Ms. Pineda is a proud member of NATS.  www.patriciappineda.com
Valerie Pineda (Executive Director, Producer & Voice Instructor) was co-founder and Executive Director of the Little Opera Company of NJ, now known as Pineda Lyric Opera Company. She has been acknowledged by the Union County Cultural and Heritage Division for her outstanding contributions to the arts and arts education. With the NJ Workshop for the Arts, Ms. Pineda worked as musical director and producer for Westfield Summer Workshop Theater and also created and managed WSW’s Showcase Theater. She has directed, produced, musical-directed, and taught voice throughout New Jersey. As a soprano, Ms. Pineda studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Boston Conservatory. She has soloed in Boston Symphony Hall, and PNC Arts Center and appeared with many regional opera companies. Ms. Pineda is a registered NATS voice instructor.
Juan P. Pineda (Artistic Director, Stage Director & Voice Instructor) is a Broadway veteran, international artist, and proud member of Actor's Equity Association.  Mr. Pineda has performed in Avery Fischer Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Public Theater, and at The Broadway Theater, where he starred as "Thuy" in the Broadway production of Miss Saigon.  He has also performed roles in productions of The King & IL'Elisir d'amoreCavelleria Rusticana, Babes in Toyland, and Turandot in the US and abroad.  Mr. Pineda has been recognized and performed at Lincoln Center's Concert of Excellence, honoring leading Asian Artists.  Mr. Pineda is co-founder of the Little Opera Company of NJ now known as the Pineda Lyric and has directed, recorded, and taught voice, acting, and musical theatre throughout New Jersey.
Fausto Pineda (Stage Director & Choreographer) is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and a proud member of Actor's Equity Association.  As a performer he has appeared in Nat'l Tours of The King & I and Grease & at many of the country's leading regional  theatres including The Kennedy Center, Maine State Music Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre and Actors' Playhouse (Carbonell Award nomination).  In NYC he has appeared in six seasons with NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players (Symphony Space and City Center), NAATCO (Antigone), Encompass Opera and numerous readings and workshops for ASCAP, BMI and the York Theatre.  Mr. Pineda has directed and choreographed for The Little Opera Company, Pineda Lyric, Cranford Dramatic Club (NJACT Perry Award nomination for Outstanding Choreography, Oklahoma), Westfield Summer Workshop and Pineda Conservatory.  www.faustopineda.com  
Board of Directors

Joel Glasser-Baker
President

Audrey Lewis
Vice President

Valerie Pineda
Executive Director

Juan Pineda
Artistic Director

Andria Kiel
Treasurer

Becky Randazzo
Secretary


Directors
Sue Dilzell
Anne Riegel

Ex Officio
Patricia P. Pineda
Fausto Pineda
Voice Instructors
Valerie Pineda
Juan Pineda
Patricia Pineda
Dylan Shelofsky
Madeleine Evarts

Summer Staff
Valerie Pineda
Juan Pineda
Patricia Pineda
Fausto Pineda
Melissa Garrity
Chris Grimm
Ra-Sean Holloway
Christopher Johnson
Zach Love
Dylan Shelofsky
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Madeleine Evarts (Voice Instructor) is a member of the National Association of Teacher’s of Singing. She has performed extensively with many opera companies and regional orchestras including The Opera Project, The Baroque Orchestra of NJ, the Pineda Lyric Opera Company, Eastern Opera and the NY Lyric Opera. Some of the roles she has performed include Adina in L’Elisir D’Amore, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Dido in Dido and Aeneas and First Touriere in Suor Angelica. She was also awarded 1st place in the NATS Doris Lenz Festival of Singing in 2010 and also has performed in a variety of musical theater performances. Ms. Evarts is also a proud alum of the Pineda Conservatory Voice Studio and Pineda Lyric Young Artist Program.