Administration and Staff

Christina Kay

  Christina Kay is a versatile singer and teacher with a particular enthusiasm for concert, early, and new music repertoire. As a professional chorister who has sung in choirs since middle school, she is excited to share her love of choral singing with the students at Highbridge Voices. Before moving to New York City, Christina […]

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Claire Kuttler

Praised for her “glistening torrents of sound” (Opera News), American lyric soprano Claire Kuttler is a versatile singing actress, whose characters come to life with psychological depth and intensity onstage. Ms. Kuttler is a graduate of the Mannes College of Music with a Professional Studies Diploma, the University of Maryland, College Park with a Master’s degree and from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN with a Bachelor of Music degree, Magna Cum Laude.

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Janice Lanzetta

Janice Lanzetta is a decorated teacher with twenty years of experience as an English teacher in Mount Vernon School District. Throughout her career, Janice taugh English, College Prep, SAT Prep, and Regents Prep to students in grades 9-12. As a newly retired teacher, Janice is glad to be able to spend some of her free […]

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Briana McGhee

Briana McGhee is a health educator,public health professional, and youth advocate. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Temple University, and a Master of Public Health degree from New York Medical College.

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Ava Nazar

Ava Nazar is a New York based pianist. Born in Iran, she has had numerous performances as soloist and chamber musician in her home country and across the United States in venues such as Merkin Hall, National Sawdust, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Ava has been featured at Académies Internationales d’été du Grand Nancy in France, has received scholarship to […]

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Peter Petkovsek

Peter first started working for Highbridge Voices in 2015. He holds a MA from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and a MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University in NYC. He’s an avid hiker and skier, and loves to backpack around the world.

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Teresa Ranieri

Teresa Ranieri has been a District 9, NYC educator for twenty-three years, teaching in the Highbridge community for twenty-one years. While at PS 11 and PS 126, the library was the heart of the classroom as students developed a love of reading. She is currently a Universal Literacy Coach as part of New York City’s Equity and Excellence initiative, supporting teachers in providing an equitable education so that all students are given the opportunity to read and write on grade level by the third grade.

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Amanda Rivera

Amanda Rivera is a 2016 graduate of Highbridge Voices. Currently a full-time student at Lehman College, Amanda comes back to Highbridge Voices to assist with both administrative and program needs. You can often find her helping our youngest students with their reading or homework, and she is an outstanding role model to our older students.

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Julia Snowden

Julia Snowden, originally from Massachusetts, is a New York City based Mezzo-Soprano whose reputation for a broad acting range and fine musicianship are finding her in increasingly exciting artistic venues across the United States. Julia has a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

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Nikita Turnbull

A graduate of the Highbridge Voices program, Nikita Turnbull earned her high school diploma from St. Jean Baptiste High School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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