Our Team

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Maegan Woodin

Co-Founder

Maegan Moved To NYC When She Was 18 Years Old To Pursue A Career In Ballet, Landing A Touring Contract With Both Ballet For Young Audiences And Naganuma Dance. She Has Had The Opportunity To Perform With Such Esteemed Choreographers Such As Julie Bour, David Fernandez, Nicole Fosse, Darcy Naganuma, And Pamela Pribisco. She Has Taught At Various Schools In NYC Such As: Ballet Academy East, Steps On Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School, Caedmon School And Dalton. She Currently Performs With Shirdance And Works As A Shoe Model For Blowfish Shoes. After Completing A Degree At Fordham University In 2013, She Started The Floral Design Company, Three Stems. Currently, Maegan Teaches Private Ballet Classes Throughout The City And Loves Teaching Juliette And Ella’s Playdate With Her Good Friend Sarah.

Sarah Brummer

Co-Founder

Sarah Studied Voice At Indiana University And Graduated With A Degree In Musical Theatre. She Has Performed With Several Theatre Companies And Touring Companies Across The Country, Toured As A Backup Singer For The Legendary LaLa Brooks, Recorded An Album In 2011 That Was Produced By Ted Mason Of Modern English (I’ll Stop The World And Melt With You”) And In 2014 Began Writing And Recording Her Second Album With Co-Writer And Swedish Guitarist, Jona Carson. In 2015 Sarah’s Daughter, Juliette, Was Born And She Found Her New Passion- A Passion For Children! She And Maegan Met When Their Daughters Were 5 Months Old And Began Having Frequent Playdates With Their Girls. These Magical Playdates Inspired Maegan And Sarah To Create A Class And Now Almost 2 Years Later They Are Teaching Over 400 Students Each Week And Loving Every Minute Of It!

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Sophy Castro

Teacher

Sophy was born in Guatemala…singing. She moved to NY to make “it” happen in 2017.  At only 22

years old, she received the Award for Artists of the Year 2018 in her home country in the Pop singer category. She Was Also Winner of 9 medals in the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, and The Apollo Theater Amateur’s night first place.


Her songs are featured in iTunes and Spotify and her videos are in Vevo. Her song "Away" was number one in sales on iTunes on the day of the launch.

Sophy has given several concerts for fund raising being nationally broadcast. She has also been in numerous presentations featuring Disney songs, musicals such as Annie and Mamma Mia in Guatemala and recently Urine Town, Two Thousand Miles, Ramona and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change in NYC.

She is currently living and working in New York, where she just graduated from Circle in the Square Theater School, Musical Theater Program. 

Sara DiPasquale

Teacher

Sara DiPasquale is a Rochester NY bred actor, singer and creator living in Brooklyn, NY. She received her associate’s degree in theatre from The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and some of her recent acting credits include “The Winter’s Tale” at Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, “Five Women” at New York Theatre Festival, and “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry” at Sundog Theatre. In 2020 she was a part of an off-broadway sketch comedy troupe through The Actor’s Project and also created and acted in her own web-series called “Asymptomatic,” which you can watch on Youtube! For more on her recent projects, visit www.saradipasquale.com. Connect with her on instagram @sara_dipasquale. Sara absolutely loves working with Juliette and Ella’s Playdate and seeing the kids’ happy, smiling faces every week!

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Christiana Meeks

Teacher

Christiana graduated from The Boston Conservatory for both her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Master of Music degree in Opera Performance. She has a wide variety of performance experience ranging from opera, musical theatre, chorale, background vocals, puppetry and improv. Christiana was a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for two years where she sang with The Boston Pops, The Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Tanglewood Festival. She has sung with world renowned conductors such as John Williams, Andris Nelson and Eric Whitacre. She has had the honor to perform at The Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Carnegie Hall. After graduating from her master degree, she began teaching music and drama at a variety of schools/colleges (ages 3-adult) in her hometown of Monterey, California. She has experience in Vocal Coaching, Music Directing and Directing. Christiana worked as an Education Coordinator and performed as a Cover at the Off Broadway show Pip’s Island. Regional Productions include Dyanne in Pacific Repertory’s Million Dollar Quartet and Gloria the Hippo in Madagascar! A Musical Adventure. Christiana loves to play her Ukulele and share the gift of music. She is passionate about encouraging others to express themselves through the performing arts.

Sarah Franklin

Teacher

 Sarah Franklin has been singing and dancing since she can remember. Originally from central Florida, she grew up surrounded by all things Disney and thus, performing professionally became her dream. Sarah recently graduated from Long Island University (Post) with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, she made her move to the Upper East Side at the top of 2021. Sarah has always had a passion for storytelling, and she is so excited to share this joy with everyone at Juliette and Ella’s Play date!

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Emmy O’Dell Belcher

Teacher

Emmy O’Dell Belcher is a South Florida native, and a 2021 graduate of Long Island University, Post Campus, where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. She has been singing and dancing for as long as she could walk and talk, and has a true passion for performing. She absolutely loves singing, dancing, and playing with all the budding, young performers at Juliette and Ella’s play date, and hopes to spread the joy of music and dance in each and every class. To stay up to date on all things Emmy, visit her website www.emmyodellbelcher.com, or connect with her on Instagram @emmyodellbelcher.

  

Alexandra

Teacher

Alexandra has been with J&E since March of 2020. She has been a professional performer and dramaturg in the city since 2015, and has performed both regionally and Off-Broadway. You may have seen Alexandra performing as part of Wildlife Theatre, the theatre company that performs all the educational plays and musicals at the New York City zoos and aquarium. Alexandra is currently earning a Masters degree in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida (go gators!), and she actively researches new and innovative ways to facilitate arts engagement that fosters cognitive development and wholistic wellbeing. 
Her favorite color is green, and her favorite animal is a giraffe. Alexandra loves her students and can’t wait to meet you!

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