Suzanne Slade is a SAG-Aftra and Equity actor, singer, musician, songwriter, producer, and British dialect coach residing in Los Angeles. She has taught throughout NYC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Denver, and Los Angeles as a children's theatre director, choreographer, instrument instructor, and coach for over 20 years.
Suzanne's approach is to keep every child's imagination intact as they grow as a performer and good human being. Every class is fun and filled with exercises and tools to allow each child to work at their pace and potential. She has also worked with companies that focus on children with their own special skills such as Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and ADHD.
Every child has a dream to create and explore their imagination. Suzanne strives to help every child discover that dream.
A native of the U.K., Suzanne started dialect coaching to help fellow actors add another skill to their toolkit. Helping with auditions and working on dialogue has been a wonderful addition to Suzanne's teaching.
As a performer, Suzanne has worked in TV and Film since age 4 and has performed in hundreds of musicals on Nat'l/Internat'l Tours, cruise ships, Off-Broadway, and Regional Theatres.
As a musician, Suzanne has fronted and performed with many bands such as Daenerys and the Targaryens, H2Awesome!, Battle P, The Damed, and The Marthas.
Suzanne and Jeff also co-own the children's program, Simon and Simone, an weekly show featuring Simon, a fun and purple puppet and his best friend and human, Simone. They sing songs, learn something new each episode, and meet new friends in the creative world around them.
Jeff LaGreca is a writer, creative director, teacher, actor, singer, puppeteer and improviser who resides in Los Angeles, CA. He has studied and worked with Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Jeff Richmond, (30 Rock, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Second City) Adam McKay, (Anchorman, The Big Short) Todd Stashwick, (12 Monkeys) Mick Napier, (The Annoyance Theater, Chicago) Matt Besser (Improv4Humans), Matt Walsh (VEEP), Ian Roberts, (Upright Citizens Brigade) Gary Austin, (The Groundlings) and Hilary Stern, (The Groundlings). Jeff taught regularly with companies like Broadway Classroom, an educational program that lets middle school and high school students work on their craft alongside working Broadway professionals. Jeff has worked with the 52nd Street Project in New York City, where he taught, performed and made foam-core sets. He did four years with the Centre Stage program with Queens Theater in the Park, a playmaking program that teaches young people to write and perform their own work, from inception to production. The past three years, he has worked for Swallow Hill Music Association, developing their summer theater/music camps and collaborating with the students on creating original musical works. Jeff has directed and written tons of shows including Minimum Wage, a musical which made it’s Off Broadway debut in NYC and Bijou and the Bots, The Gargoyle Garden (a creepy new children's musical and Fringe NYC Excellence Award Winner!) And a contemporary re-telling of Prokofiev’s (The Trial of) Peter and the (Were) Wolf for the Astoria Symphony. He has just completed work on his first full length YA novel, and is writing a series of children’s books, Roger and Eugene Both Gave Me Thumbs Down, Milton’s Grabbers, The Pesky French Fry, The Gargoyle Garden and the recently published Hideously Heinous. Jeff also is a founder of the Denver Independent Comic Expo (DinkDenver.com) and plays in the nerd bands, H2Awesome! & Daenerys & the Targaryens with his awesome wife, Suze.