Meet The Team
Founding Artistic/Executive Director
Sandra is the founding Artistic/Executive Director of The Shadow Box Theatre. For more than half a century, her dedication and love of children, as well as her tenacious awareness that children are our future, has driven her to keep SBT alive, vital and cogent. Originally a modern dancer her love of movement was how she expected to dedicate her life’s work. To make a living she also became an early childhood educator. However, her marriage and three wonderful children made her dance career take a backseat. Life unfolded in unexpected ways and while teaching in a community program she created a show to earn funds for the program. Out of this community project The Shadow Box Theatre was born. And so for the past 50+ years with her dedication to the community SBT has kept her creative spirit vital and her dedication to creating for children a forever piece of her life.
Raymond created and operates SBT's new reservations system. He oversees ticketing and reservations for school groups and individuals, and the general administration of SBT's executive office. He was formerly administrator/director of NY Dinner Theatre (1993-2007) and artistic director of Theatre in the Schools, as well as an audio book narrator for Blackstone Audio and Hovel Audio. He is an active actor/director, poet, musician, and filmmaker.
Greg, a singer, songwriter, musician, and performing artist - is The Shadow Box Theatre's Music Director and also performs with the company. He has been a core company member since 1989, creating memorable roles in 'The African Drum,' 'The Firefly Star,' and many other SBT productions. Greg also tours with SBT's 'Storybook Theatre: Stories that Sing!' shows, serving as guitarist/performer.
Choreographer, Dancer, Social Media Manager
and Company Member
Gina Mayers is a professional dancer from Bridgetown Barbados. She started her early training in Ballet and Jazz at The Dance Place Barbados. She completed Royal Academy of Dance Advanced Graded examinations from 4 to Grade 8 with Distinctions. In 2010, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Creative Arts: Dance and Film from The University of the West Indies Barbados with Honors. In 2011 she attended The Ailey School (part of the multi-award winning and historic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre). Gina’s other credits include, soloist in the ASHA Dance Company, The Buglisi Dance Theater: Table of Silence 9/11 Project, The Dance Cartel’s Dance Safari project and with The Linda Diamond Company in the restaging of Anna Sokolow’s Classic work “Una Semana.” She also danced with Insight Dance Company in the world premiere of “The Emperor's New Clothes,” a contemporary ballet. Gina is currently a principal dancer with the acclaimed, award-winning, Shadow Box Theatre. She has reprised the principal role of “Mother Earth” in The Earth and Me from 2013 to present day. She also performed as ‘Punda Malia the Zebra’, ‘The Lion’ and ‘The Ancestors’ in the acclaimed musical The African Drum. Gina is an accomplished teacher and choreographer. She re- choreographed Little is Big & Sing Out for Peace, and also developed the movement component of the Shadow Box Theatre’s One Foot In, One Foot Out workshop curriculum at Children of Promise; an organization to nurture the children of incarcerated parents. Gina is excited for another season at SBT where she continues to grow and inspire as an artist!
Assistant Theatrical Director
Marcus Turnage is in his 14th season at Shadowbox theatre. A classically trained singer, he loves putting on magic for the children. Marcus is excited to be working alongside Sandy.
Board of Directors
Ruth Anne Alsop