the creative team
Branford (Choreographer) is thrilled to be a part of the creative team at Shoreline Theatre Company. Paola has been co-owner of StudioOne Dance Center in Branford for the past 10 years. Aside from teaching and operating her studio, Paola has choreographed numerous musical theatre productions such as James and the Giant Peach and The Little Mermaid at Walsh. She also serves as choreographer for Artful Living Productions in Killingworth where she choreographed productions of Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and The Music Man. She is also currently working on Beauty and the Beast. Paola received a B.S. in Corporate Communications at SCSU. She resides in Branford with her husband Bill and her daughter Bella
Summer Theatre Camp and Resident Director
Chris Lemieux is an actor, director, writer, and teaching artist based in Branford, Connecticut. Lemieux graduated from BHS in 2009. He went on to receive a BFA in Acting from Pace University. He has performed in many tours and regional shows around the US and is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. As an actor for STC, Chris appeared as Leo Bloom in The Producers and Amos Hart in Chicago. Chris is also a resident actor at the Legacy Theatre, appearing on stage in A Play That Goes Wrong as Robert, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown as Charlie Brown, and he has returned every year to play the Ghost of Christmas Present, Marley, and Fezziwig in Legacy’s annual production of Christmas Carol. As a director for Shoreline, Chris directed Peter and the Starcatcher, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Puffs..., and their summer youth shows for the past six years and plans on returning for Shoreline’s youth production in summer 2024!