About

Our Teachers

Lights, Camera, Acting! is the fulfillment of our dream. We hope you and your family will join us in becoming the best we can be!

About

Our Teachers

Lights, Camera, Acting! is the fulfillment of our dream. We hope you and your family will join us in becoming the best we can be!

Aviva Meyrowitz

Aviva Meyrowitz

LCA Owner, Artistic Director, K-12th Grade

Aviva received a B.A. in theater arts and an M.A. in education from Rutgers University and acted in small theaters and independent films in New York City. During every class she took, every play she did, and every scene she shot, she imagined creating a fun and accepting environment for others to gain confidence and experience too. Aviva has taught children’s theatre classes, run theater programs at summer camps, and worked with up-and-coming stars of all ages. Being a mom to Lilah, Sadie, and Evan is still her favorite job of all though!

Kira Coviello

Kira Coviello

LCA Company Manager, K-12th Grade

Kira is a mom to three sweet little girls, and also happens to be an award-winning actor, dancer, and choreographer. She received her BA in musical theater performance and dance from Wagner College in NYC, one of the highest ranked musical theater programs in the country. At Wagner, she received the Nathan and Ruth Wolff award for academic achievement and excellence in dance, and an Irene Ryan nomination.

Kirby Vuocolo

Kirby Vuocolo

LCA K-12th Grade, Voice, and Acting a Song

Kirby has always had a passion for music and musical theater, and there is nothing she enjoys more than sharing that with students. As an Elon University graduate with a degree in music education and Spanish, Kirby has been working as an elementary orchestra teacher in the Central Bucks School district. She has since begun a Master’s in music education with a focus in music psychology at Lebanon Valley College. In addition to performing musical theater, Kirby has been involved in pit orchestras, vocal directing, set design, choreography, and sound. She’s delighted to be a part of the fabulous LCA crew!
Isabella Rota-Talarico

Isabella Rota-Talarico

LCA K-12th Grade

Isabella is so excited to join the LCA family. She has been performing in theater, dance, and film since she began her professional training at the age of 9. In addition, Isabella attended a performing arts middle school, high school, and most recently received her BA in Musical Theatre from DeSales University. Her passion for performing has only continued to blossom throughout her studies and has developed into a natural love for teaching. Isabella loves working with young, creative minds and thoroughly enjoys sharing in her student’s excitement as they “find” themselves in each new character.

Colin Clark

Colin Clark

LCA Film Classes

Colin is a Philadelphia based Filmmaker and Video Editor who holds a bachelor’s in Media Studies and Production from Temple University. He began shooting music and skateboarding videos with local Philadelphia talent and from there he got interested in creating documentaries. After making a couple 5 minute documentaries on his own, Colin teamed up with some friends winning best editing at Temple University for a documentary called Across the Bridge. From there he got the opportunity to work on the Award Winning Netflix Original Basketball or Nothing. As someone who is interested in all things media, Colin also experiments in graphic design and 3D Modeling. Colin believes in exploring your talents and broadening the horizons for what you can achieve. He is looking forward to helping everyone at LCA.

Elyssa Barberio

Elyssa Barberio

Director of Studio Operations and Marketing

Elyssa has enjoyed being a part of the LCA community as a mom of two and is super excited to transition to LCA staff! She is a singer and theater nerd at heart and loves the joy and safe haven LCA brings to our local youth. Elyssa graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Biology, had a successful career in Pharmaceutical Sales and then transitioned to the job she’s most proud of, Mom for the last 10 years. She is thrilled to put her variety of talents to work here at LCA!

Josh McCune

Josh McCune

LCA Adult Improv

Josh joined LCA two years ago as the instructor for long-form improv. He has performed consistently for the last six years at the college and semi-professional level and has performed in scores of shows with his semi-professional troupe, the Lancaster Improv Players all over Pennsylvania, New York, and Maryland. Josh is the head athletic trainer and instructor for biomechanics of human movement at Bucks County Community College. He enjoys staying active with the improv community through teaching and performing year round, but in his (limited) downtime, he enjoys playing soccer, bowling, and spending time with friends and family.

Nora Trabin

Nora Trabin

LCA K-12th Grade, Adult Improv

Nora is thrilled to join the Lights! Camera! Acting! team. An elementary school teacher by trade, she has extensive experience in dance, musical theater, drama, improv, and stand-up comedy. She’s a former member of Philly Improv Theater’s house team, Mayor Karen, and has performed professionally in theaters throughout Philadelphia and Montgomery County. Some of her favorite roles include Puck from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Babette from Beauty and the Beast. Her most important roles are mom to Cece and Ronnie, and wife to Ben.

Cecelia Ziman-DeStefano

Cecelia Ziman-DeStefano

LCA Online Classes

Cecelia’s passion for improv was ignited in high school and grew in college when she auditioned for Improv Molotov, the group on campus. In school, she played Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Logan Schwartzandgrubenierre in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and won two Greater Philadelphia Cappies for playing Grusha in the Government Inspector. As the group leader of Improv Molotov, Cecelia led short-form workshops and taught new members long-form character and scene development. After graduating, Cecelia delved deeper into advanced longform and more relationship-focused actor’s improv. When not improving, Cecelia works as a Philadelphia potter and hopes to go to grad school for forensic psychology.

Our Mission

“LCA is a place where your differences are embraced and encouraged alongside your ability to express yourself. Acting and improv build confidence in our students and channels their creativity in ways that help them be their best selves.”

—Aviva Meyrowitz, Executive Director