Staff

Fiona Santos: Artistic Director

Fiona Santos is a Music Director, Pianist, Vocalist, Performer, and Instructor for Theatre, Film, TV, and Live Events. 


Jason Brantman: Artistic Director

Jason Brantman is a Director of Theatre, Film, TV, and Live Events, currently living in New York. Recent divergent credits include a piece for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - broadcast on TBS, and the West Point Holiday Show - broadcast on Fox.

For the past 17 years, Jason has been on the directing team for the US OPEN Tennis ceremonies, getting to work with incredible musical legends ranging from Phil Collins, Art Garfunkel, James Taylor, Harry Connick Jr., Tony Bennett, Carole King, and Liza Minnelli to film/tv stars Liev Shrieber and Phylicia Rashad to theatre icons Leslie Odom Jr, Norm Lewis, Idina Menzel, Ben Vereen, and Twyla Tharp, to fabulous divas Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Queen Latifah, and Cyndi Lauper.  This event has been broadcast live on CBS and ESPN to millions of homes around the world, and includes Jason's favorite part - directing 40 Marines unfurling the largest American flag in the northeast. 

Some other favorite projects include the following for Alliance Connection: Summer with the Stars - a week of events and concerts in Cancun, Mexico - featuring 13 stars from American Idol plus host Joey Fatone ('N Sync). Another - the Ultimate Rock and Roll Experience – was a week of events at the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic – culminating in a New Year’s Eve concert with band members from Billy Joel, Survivor, .38 Special, Starship, Wet Willie, and Night Ranger. All of these events helped raise funds for the awesome organization Little Kids Rock - providing modern-band curriculum, teacher training, instruments and resources to disadvantaged public school students across America.

Other live events include: productions for Walt Disney Entertainment, ABC's "The View," associate director for the IBM e-server Spectacular event at Radio City Music Hall (featuring the band Smash Mouth), and production stage manager for The Water Coolers - both off-Broadway and as a show for corporations such as Microsoft, Toyota, JP Morgan, Lego, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas, and the launch of Microsoft's Xbox 360.

NYC and regional theatre directing credits include: Spring Awakening and Peter and the Starcatcher for Sharon Playhouse (Artistic Director - John Simpkins), the world premiere of Lady Chardonney at Theatre Row on 42nd Street, and the NYC premiere of Are We There Yet? at Queens Theatre. 

In addition to directing plays, musicals, and live events, Jason has been the director of several improvisation troupes across the northeast.  He received his improvisation training at SAK Comedy Lab (training ground for Wayne Brady). 

On the filmmaking front, Jason has had the privilege of working with Emmy Award Winning Documentary filmmaker Slawomir Grunberg.

Jason has a passion for animals, and loves collaborating with them whenever possible.  He had the honor of being part of the opening team of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, performing in a breathtaking free-flight bird show called Flights of Wonder (developed and run by one of the foremost animal trainers in the world – Steve Martin). During his time at Disney World Orlando, Jason got to perform at each of the 4 Disney Theme Parks.

Jason is a proud member of SDC - the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and AEA - Actors' Equity Association.

Jason is a graduate of Cornell University, and very much enjoys bringing his love of theatre to the next generation.  At the college level, he has been an adjunct professor at NYU and a director & guest lecturer at Cornell University.  At the pre-college level, Jason is show director for the CASA programs at Queens Theatre & Queens College, providing theatre arts programs to hundreds of inner city students in Queens. He has been a senior director at Long Lake Camp for the Arts, has directed at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, and has worked with the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center - Youth Theatre Program.  Jason is currently the co-artistic director of Broadway Training Center with his inspirational partner Fiona Santos and their mercurial child Mouser.


Heather LoSchiavo: Managing Director, Acting/Dance Instructor, Summer Director

ImageThe professional acting community knows Heather to be an inspirational force. Her students have been seen on Broadway, listened to on the radio, featured in numerous major motion pictures as well as Independent Films, TV series, and National Commercials.

Heather’s emerging artists have been accepted to highly competitive programs in NYC and her beginning professionals have furthered their training at such prestigious schools as: Cal Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Emerson College, Harvard, Hunter College, Hofstra, Ithaca College, Juilliard, Marymount Manhattan College, Muhlenberg College, New York University, Northwestern, Pace University, Point Park University, Skidmore, SUNY Purchase, University of Southern California, University of the Arts, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, Vassar, Wagner College and Yale.

Her own experience began at The Neighborhood Playhouse Jr. School in the late eighties. She went on to earn a BFA degree from Marymount Manhattan College and cultivated further her professional training experiences with Caymichael Patten in NYC and LA. She has worked at The Public Theater and The New Victory Theater, performed at Lincoln Center, Dixon Place, The 92nd Street Y, BAM, Brooklyn College, ATA, The Trilogy, Producers Club, NADA, HERE, Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, The Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, The American Theatre, Classic Stage (CSC), Chicago City Limits, on ABC, NBC, HBO, the Chiller Network and as a VO scratch track artist for US magazine, Pampers, Jello and Playtex.

Past collaborations include affiliations with directors from The Henry Street Settlement, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Signature Theatre Company, The Women’s Project, The Second Stage Theatre, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Circle Repertory Company, Playwright’s Horizons, American Place Theatre and The Nuyorican Poets Café.

Heather is a long-time member of SAG/AFTRA having worked all over the country and abroad as a professional actor. She facilitates master classes and workshops throughout the US while maintaining long standing faculty positions at: The Neighborhood Playhouse Jr. School, Waterwell's Drama Program at PPAS as their Department Head of Acting, and also with Broadway Training Center of Westchester as their Managing Director.


Tricia Inzirillo: Administrator

Tricia Inzirillo, a native New Yorker, has recently moved back to the area, after spending three years as a preschool music teacher in Maryland.  She received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance with a concentration in Musical Theatre from New York University.  After graduating, Tricia spent two years performing in New York City and traveling across the country with the popular children’s musical, Fancy Nancy, originating the role of Wanda. She can be heard on the Fancy Nancy the Musical soundtrack. She has performed all over New York and around the country in productions such as: Children of Eden, Fiddler on the Roof, Sweet Smell of Success, A Christmas Carol, Rent, and many more.  Tricia is a lover of animals, all things chocolate, and reading.  She is thrilled to be the newest member of the BTC family.


Sprout: School Mascot

Sprout's legacy lives on, not only in the studio named after her, but in the spirit of camaraderie and closeness the group feels during circle up.

Sprout is thrilled to be a part of the BTC family. She can often be found at the Studio, where she has become fast friends with all the students. "Theater is in my blood," she readily admits as she nuzzles up to you for a little attention - yeah, that's right, just behind the ears. Sprout likes nothing better than to be around for the explosion of energy that always bursts forth during the final week leading up to a big new production. Well, OK, maybe lazing around on the couch in the office comes close. Someday, Sprout hopes to direct a BTC production all on her own, but for now she's happy just absorbing everything that goes on at this wonderful place. Sprout shares her life outside the Studio with Jason and Fiona. <-->

Mouser: New Addition

Mouser is excited to join the BTC family. She can sometimes be found scrutinizing classes from the couches by the main entrance, the area now known as Mouser's Pad. She shares her life outside the Studio with Jason and Fiona.

 


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Who We Are
Broadway Training Center of Westchester, under the artistic direction of Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos, was recently awarded Best Theatre Classes in Southern Westchester by Westchester Magazine.  This premier performing arts school, located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, provides children, teens, and adults with Broadway oriented performing arts training focusing on the joy of accomplishment and the enrichment of personal expression through classroom and performance work. Broadway Training Center of Westchester is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.