Meet Our Teaching Artists
Shelly O’Hara-Tapp, Executive Director, founded Musical Theatre 360 in 2002. Shelly has directed children’s theatre in the New York, Pittsburgh, and Bucks County areas. She has an extreme passion for Musical Theatre and Opera, and has been a member of DPAC/MMT in Lambertville, NJ since 2012. Some of her favorite roles include Carlotta in Phantom, The Mayor’s Wife in Seussical, Lily in The Secret Garden, and Madame Dindon in La Cage aux Folles.
Shelly has performed opera, operetta, oratorio, and musical theater in the United States and in Europe. Her Giulietta (Bellini) was praised by the NY Times as “attractive, focused, and projected with assurance and warmth.” Other major roles include Queen of the Night (Mozart), and Semele (Handel). She’s been a featured soloist for Washington (DC) Oratorio Society and Trinity Church, Manhattan. She has also performed at Chautauqua, Da Capo Opera, Alice Tully Hall, Bel Canto Opera of Philadelphia, and Juilliard’s Daniel Ferro Program. She is a winner of the Liederkranz Competition, Wagner Young Artist Award, and a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Shelly holds a B.A. from The Cleveland Institute of Music, M.M. Shenandoah Conservatory, and Professional Studies, Mannes in New York.
Jaimie Geddes is thrilled to be part of Musical Theatre 360! She is currently a dance and musical theatre teaching artist at Coalesce: Center for Dance Artistry and Music Mountain Theatre (MMT). She is also a resident company member at MMT where her most recent roles include: Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Cassie in A Chorus Line, Sandy in Grease, Miss Shields in A Christmas Story, and Niki Harris in Curtains.
Jaimie has been dancing for 30 years and holds numerous regional and national titles from her 10 years as a competitive dancer. Her favorite part of teaching is helping the next generation of performers to grow and learn; her students are now regional and national champions and are seen in starring roles in their educational theatre productions. She holds a B.F.A in Musical Theatre with a concentration in Dance from NYU.
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