Andy Planck is a proud graduate of Ball State University and member of Actors' Equity Association. New York Credits include: National Tour of MAN OF LA MANCHA (Captain of the Inquisition, Muleteer), National Tour of THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL REVERE (King George III, Dr. Joseph Warren), Gallery Players (NYC) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Trevor Graydon).
Selected Regional Credits include: Paramount Theatre (Chicago) - CATS (Old Deuteronomy); Marriott Theatre (Chicago) - CATS (Old Deuteronomy, Gus, Bustopher Jones U/S), PRINCESS AND THE PEA (Papa/Biff U/S), THE NUTCRACKER (Uncle Drosselmeyer, Henry U/S); Barn Theatre (Michigan) - 1776 (Richard Henry Lee), THE FULL MONTY (Teddy Slaughter), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Avram), LI'L ABNER (Hairless Joe), HAIR (Electric Blues Soloist); Festival 56 (Illinois) - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (Minstrel), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Dentist), TWELFTH NIGHT (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING **World Premiere** (John Absolute)
Directing/Music Directing/Choreography Credits include: Three Rivers Music Theatre - THE LAST FIVE YEARS, HAIR, and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (Director); Arena Dinner Theatre - THE APPLE TREE (Director, Choreographer), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Music Director); Bishop Luers High School - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Choreographer, Asst. Director), LES MISERABLES (Choreographer, Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Choreographer, Asst. Director), HELLO DOLLY (Asst. Director, Scenic Designer), GODSPELL (Music Director), ANYTHING GOES (Choreographer, Asst. Director, Scenic Designer)
Andy has been teaching voice and performance since 2007. His students have been admitted to some of the nation's most prestigious musical theatre and music programs/universities; won many regional and national awards and competitions; are consistently working in professional musical theatre and opera. Andy was also the Assistant Performing Arts Director at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, IN from 2009-2012. While at BLHS, he directed the KNIGHT STARS Women's Show Choir and assistant directed THE MINSTRELS, assisting them to many regional and national Grand Champion trophies.
Andy is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Renee Gonzales is an accomplished vocalist and actress who has worked in regional theatres (The Barn Theatre), cabarets (The Duplex, NYC), jazz clubs (Parkside Lounge, NYC), and performed in the WINNIE THE POOH national tour with TheatreWorks, USA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Ball State University and pursued her performance career in New York City for 8 years. Renee recently returned to Fort Wayne, where she is thrilled to be teaching voice at Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. She also sings with Renee Gonzales and Friends, a sophisticated jazz trio. She can be heard putting her unique spin on the Great American Songbook every Wednesday evening at Koze Thai Cuisine and Bar. The trio will be seen this year at Club Soda, the prestigious Covington Art Fair, at the Creative Arts Council of Wells County Jazz on the Patio, and the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District’s highly successful series, Lunch on the Plaza and Busker Fest. Renee was welcomed back for a second season as the female soloist for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Holiday Pops touring production and was seen earlier this year in the FW Phil’s Master Works Series as Antonina Tchaikovsky in Tchaikovsky: Revealed. Local performance credits include DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Christine Colgate), SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Kathy Selden), MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (Missy), SHREK (Gingy/Dance Captain), CRAZY FOR YOU (Tess), THE PAJAMA GAME and MY FAIR LADY at the Civic Theatre and VANYA AND SONYA AND MASHA AND SPIKE (Cassandra) at Arena Dinner Theatre. For more information, visit www.reneegonzales.com.
Daisy is a native of Fort Wayne, and a graduate of Snider High School. She grew up training in ballet and other forms of dance at the Fort Wayne Ballet, and had the privilege of receiving training from the Joffrey Ballet NYC, Ballet Austin, Richmond Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet and with many world renowned master teachers, such as John Magnus. Daisy has performed in countless ballet and dance productions throughout the years, as well as many theatre productions. Her theatre credits include such shows as On The Town, You Can’t Take It With You, My Three Angels, Dracula Baby, and just this year Daisy made her professional theatre debut in Three Rivers Music Theatre’s production of Hair. Daisy has also appeared in commercials, independent films, and currently acts in a web-based series as a product spokesperson for an international hardware company. Daisy has been teaching various forms of dance for many years at the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, IPFW’s Community Arts Academy, Homestead High School, American Style Ballroom and now Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy. She has also choreographed for many area dance productions and musicals. Daisy is a proud graduate of the University of Saint Francis with a B.S. in Biology and an A.S.N. in Nursing, graduating first in her class. She is a Registered Nurse in the State of Indiana. Daisy is so happy to be a part of the Triple Threat family as the new Dance Studio Director and cannot wait to teach Fort Wayne’s talented students.
Rachel Klein, a Fort Wayne native, is active in the performing arts. Rachel received her technical training from several studios in the area, studied ballet and dance history at Ball State University, and attended the Fort Wayne Ballet’s summer intensive under the direction of Jeremy Blanton and Karen Gibbons Brown. Rachel actively attends conventions and workshops to continue her education in dance.
As a member of the professional company dAnce.Kontemporary, Rachel regularly performs throughout the community. With dAnce.Kontemporary, Rachel has performed in many shows including Synesthesia No. 1, Together Alone, and Pathway: Longitude/Latitude. Independently, Rachel has appeared in Holiday Pops (Fort Wayne Philharmonic), what moves you (Fort Wayne Fringe), and Lovestruck (Fort Wayne Dance Collective), among many others. As a guest instructor, Rachel has taught and choreographed for Fort Wayne Youtheatre. As a competitive dancer and former Miss America Organization contestant, Rachel has earned many awards and received recognition for her technique, passion, and ability.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts and recently earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Saint Francis. Rachel’s passion for teaching reaches far beyond the studio; recently, Rachel was awarded the Women’s Bureau Empowerment Award for Advocacy for her dedication to educating young adults working towards obtaining their High School Equivalency. Outside of dance, Rachel currently works in nonprofit resource development and enjoys spending time with her Corgi, Mae, and Sugar Gliders, Anthony and Wayne.
Olivia received her technical training (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, musical theatre) from the Fort Wayne Ballet beginning at the age of 6 under instructors such as Karen Gibbons Brown, Tracy Tritz, and Jeremy Blanton. With the Fort Wayne Ballet, she performed in productions including The Nutcracker (snowflake, flower corp. etc.) and Sleeping Beauty (Carabosse). She spent two summers training with the Radio City Rockettes at their intensive program. Olivia also performed in a 9/11 Tribute piece with the Buglisi Dance Theatre in New York City. In Fort Wayne, Olivia has been in many productions in the local theatre community. She appeared in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (ensemble, dance captain) at the Civic Theatre, Catch Me If You Can (ensemble, dance captain) at the University of St. Francis, and Bat Boy at Arena Dinner Theatre. In addition Olivia performed as a dancer in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s production of Holiday Pops. As a choreographer, she has worked with Miami Middle School’s show choir (2012-2015) and with the men’s show choir at Bishop Luers High School (2013-2016).
Brennan Stillman has trained in the Fort Wayne area since the age of 3 and was a competitive dancer until the age of 18. She has studied ballet under the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus, passing grades six up through the Vocational Intermediate Foundation. Brennan continued her dance training with Joel Hall in Chicago, Spotlight Dance in Florida, and at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles.
Brennan has taught and choreographed in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas since 2004. Her competitive dancers have won numerous awards regionally and nationally, including Judges Choice, Choreography, and Performance awards. This past year one of her groups received a “Golden Ticket” to the invitation-only World Dance Championship in New Jersey. Locally she has choreographed for the FWDC’s Choreographer’s Lab and for their annual Halloween show, as well as for Columbia City’s musicals and show choir.
Brennan was a full-time performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, performing in shows, parades, and as characters throughout the parks.
Originally from New York City, Vicki started dancing at the age of 3. Aside from studying dance and movement, she has performed with the That's Dancin' studio competition team, the St. John’s University Dance Team (captain) and various theater productions including West Side Story (her favorite). Vicki also taught jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop and salsa to dancers of all ages.
Since moving to Fort Wayne in 2010 Vicki has performed in, and regularly choreographs for the Fort Wayne Dance Collective's annual Halloween show and the Choreographers Laboratory performance. She starred as Daisy McGee in the 2011 family concert, The Gift of Daisy McGee.
This is Vicki's first year as an instructor at Triple Threat, and she is ecstatic to be teaching TheatreJAZZ with some New York flair.
Ashlee received her classical technique and instructor training at Fort Wayne Ballet under Karen Gibbons-Brown, Radmilla Teodorovic Novosel, Eleanora Pokhitonova Hartung, and Jeremy Blanton. While with Fort Wayne Ballet, she performed in the Corps de Ballet as well as soloist roles such as Russian and Arabian in The Nutcracker, Moth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Winter Fairy in Cinderella. She also studied character dance with Radmilla Teodorovic Novosel and Eleanora Pokhitonova Hartung, and performed Mazurka lead in La Fill Mal Guarde, and Spanish Lead in Swan Lake. She also set Czardas from Swan Lake on Fort Wayne Ballet’s Youth Company. She was also involved with outreach programs and performed multi-cultural lecture demonstrations at Fort Wayne area schools.
Gloria Minnich has been teaching theatre and dance since 2004. She is very active in the local theatre scene, performing at Arena Dinner Theatre, First Presbyterian Theatre, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, and IPFW. She is an Anthony Award and multiple Arena Award winner. She is also a member of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective Touring Company, which performs throughout the state of Indiana. An avid traveler, Gloria has traveled to Europe annually since 2007 and has studied with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of England, and Drama Resource, taking courses in acting, puppetry, Shakespeare, Commedia dell' Arte, directing, storytelling, voice, movement, and stage combat, among others. She has also trained with Kelly Hunter, exploring the techniques of the Hunter Heartbeat Method, which uses the iambic rhythms of Shakespeare's language to break through barriers and improve communication for those living with autism.