Acting, Musical Theatre & Film

MEGAN CLANCY comes from a performing arts family, and began performing at the age of 3. She has attended the Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC, where she studied Musical Theater and vocal at the Harlem School of the Arts and Dance with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. She has studied Dance and Theatre Arts at City College of New York; where she also obtained a degree in Psychology. Megan has also studied Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap and Ballet at Broadway Dance Center and the New Dance Group. Megan has performed with The Harlem Repertory Theatre and has had the pleasure of being an assistant dance teacher at the 92nd street Y; Harkness Dance Center. Megan has also had the privilege of working with students in NYC public schools teaching musical theater, theater history and dance. Megan enjoys performing and teaching students of all ages and abilities. Megan is also a choreographer for the GCAC Competition Dance Team and is very proud of the members of the competition team for all their amazing achievements and dedication.

DARYA GAUTHIER, as a Gold Coast Arts instructor since 2015, Darya Gauthier teaches Art and Theatre. She currently works as a freelance artist creating paintings, graphic design projects, and murals for commission. She is a set designer for various theatrical productions on Long Island, and a member of a Brooklyn-based theatre company (GF&CO), where she assistant directs original performance works. Darya loves working with children and unlocking their creative potential through the arts!



ROBERT HOFFMANN, a graduate of Hunter College with a Master’s in Music Education, has developed his vocal and teaching ability through a variety of life experiences. He has directed, and continues to direct, Broadway Bound shows here at the Gold Coast Arts Center. He is an award winning composer who has compiled a library of over 400 songs. “My hope is that children learn how to work as a team and to help one another in order to meet the goals that I have set for them.” Robert is also a performer in the arts and has recently performed at a benefit theatre production for St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital. He has been a skilled vocalist, private instructor, and drama teacher for the last twenty-five years.


AMANDA MONTONI has been trained in dance for over 21 years. She has been teaching students from the age of three years old to adults for many years now as well. It is one of her passions that has branched put into musical theatre and the performing arts world. When she is not teaching, she works as a choreographer at schools and companies around Long Island and Queens.  

Amanda Montoni’s drive in life is musical theatre. Trained throughout high school and college, she moved onto performing professionally. She is also a co-founder/producer of a theatre company in Jamaica Estates, Queens, and works as a director/choreographer in schools, companies, and theatre groups throughout Queens and Long Island. She has taught students from the young age of 3 to adults. Theatre sparks imagination and creation, and she loves to see student imagination come to life. www.amandamontoni.com

BRETT ROELOFS has taught musical theater for years at “In the Spotlight” and “TheaterKidz” Performing Arts Academies, having directed young actors age 7-17 in over 40 musicals throughout New York.  As a pianist and composer, he has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, the New York Center for Contemporary Opera, Merkin Concert Hall, NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, the Davenport Theatre, the Producer’s Club, 777 Theatre, Times Square Art Center, the Waldorf Astoria, NY Irish Arts Center, LaTea Theatre, Flushing Town Hall, and the Warwick Music Festival.  Brett’s musical, “Birthday Boy”, enjoyed a successful run as part of last summer’s Planet Connections Theatre Festivity on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.


MATTHEW WOOD received his Bachelors’ in Drama & Theatre from Queens College (Class of 2009). He has studied Irish Theatre at the University of Galway in Galway, Ireland through Queens College with Susan Einhorn.  While studying Drama and Theatre at Queens College, he was lucky enough to receive instruction and guidance from several talented actors, such as Academy Award Nominee Stephen Rea, Paul Michael Valley, John Hickok, and Tony Award Nominee Charles Repole. One of his proudest accomplishments was being directed by Charles Repole where he played Moonface Martin in Anything goes. He also was lucky enough to study film acting with Zach Galligan (star of Gremlins). Before graduating in 2009, he received the Robin Hirshfield Miller Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. Through the Gold Coast Arts Center, he taught the Theatre Arts/Drama outreach program at Bleeker JHS 185, The Caroline Atkinson School in Freeport, Long Island, and is an instructor during Vacation Arts at the Gold Coast Arts Center. He also taught Theatre for New York Edge in PS 193 in Whitestone, Queens, where he wrote and designed Theatre Curriculum as a part of the Curriculum Team on Zoom for under privileged children during the 2020 pandemic. He also ran the ASA theatre program for five years at North Shore Hebrew Academy. In 2014, he studied at T. Schreiber Studio and was lucky enough to do their six-week Conservatory.