Meet the Instructors
madelynne Caralli - dance instructor
Madelynne Caralli is a classically trained Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Contemporary dancer. She has 18 years of training and performance experience. She currently works as a dance instructor, choreographer and entertainer in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She performs for several production companies including RWS Entertainment Group, Stage Right!, Lovely Day Events and Latshaw Productions. Madelynne is also a volunteer at the Lamp Theatre helping with special event planning, social media, and marketing.
Mary furlo - yoga instructor
Mary Furlo has a background in Elementary/Early Childhood Education (Penn State University) and Business (Seton Hill University). . Mary owned and operated Wisdom and Wonders, Inc. Child Care and Yoga Studio from 2004 to 2007, where she had the pleasure of bringing yoga into the lives of children and adults. She received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2008 at Wisdom and Wellness and became an E-RYT in 2013, RCYT in 2014 and YACEP in 2017. After years of working at various schools and Universities, and currently a Career Advisor she is happy to have returned to her true passion of teaching yoga to children and adults. Mary co-founded Satya Yoga, LLC. in Greensburg, PA , and she is dedicated to sharing yoga with people of all ages throughout the community. Mary believes that our children are our future, and by bringing the practice of yoga into their lives, she is sharing peace, one child at a time, on and off the mat.
Melissa Newell - Acting instructor
Melissa has a B.A. in Music Education and a minor in Theatre Performance from Seton Hill University. She also has a Masters in Inclusion Education from SHU. She has been teaching Music for Penn Hills School District for 13 years. Melissa has choreographed for several school districts and is currently the choreographer for Leechburg Area School District. She also teaches dance at Kelsey’s Dance and Fitness in Plum. Melissa has performed for several theaters and companies including Split Stage Productions, Theatre Factory, Apple Hill Playhouse, and New Kensington Civic Theatre. She is so excited to be a part of Kids Week again this year.
Kristy Walter - craft instructor
Kristy Walter is an Art Therapist and Bereavement Counselor for Excela Health Home Care and Hospice. She works with individuals of all ages as well as families to express their grief, emotions, and feelings through both the creative process and traditional talk therapy.