Acting Instructor, A former Peppermint Player and CTW student. He is a native of Newark, NJ. At the age of six he discovered his passion towards the arts when he was chosen as the lead in his very first play, he began auditioning and appeared in commercials and television some which include Kraft Mayonnaise, Sonic the Hedgehog, Blossom, The Cosby show spin-off, Here and Now and Bloopers TV (Japanese Networks). Some of his theater credits include Macbeth, Split Second, Biloxi Blues, Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting, Terror by Gaslight, Sirens, I Hate Hamlet, You Can’t Take It with You, and the musical A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum. While in high school, he studied at Rider University with the SAI (Summer Arts Institute) under the direction of NYU’s Maureen Heffernan, and Darryl Wilson. He presently holds a BA in English and Theater from NJCU. While being a highly active member of the Drama League through the guidance of Anderson Johnson and Adria Firestone; he has also studied with the Actors Shakespeare Company, under the direction of Collette Rice and Michael Basile.

In 2003, he realized the necessity for arts education in schools and began his journey directing and guiding students in afterschool acting assemblies for Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Millburn, Chatham, Madison, and Plainfield school districts; funded through the IHAD (I Have A Dream Foundation) and Playwrights Theater. Presently, he his finishing his first Children’s book about courage and acceptance entitled “Stitch and Switch”.

Acting instructor Jaeden Jones