on the pier

Rhonda Carol, Founder-Director

"Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the
sculptor to discover it."    

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Rhonda Carol
MFA Sarah Lawrence College; Graduate Degree   Guildford, England;  Founder/ Director Calliope;
Formerly Co-Director NRAD Medical Wellness

Welcome to Calliope,
Our instructors are renowned in their fields and have national and international credentials offering the finest training and support found anywhere.
-Rhonda Carol-


Richard Trent
Artistic Director

Arts Program;
Founding Member

Karen Olsen
Workshops and Events
Master’s Degree Juilliard; Master's Degree Yale University; Ph.D. NYU,

BFA The Ohio State University; Performer-
Master Teacher-
Choreographer; Calliope Artist-in-Residence 

Roger Sencer
L.M.S.W., Psychotherapist; T'ai Chi Chu'an and
Chi Kung Sifu

Jeanne P. Kogut, BA
Founding Member;
Former faculty The Boston Conservatory; Member Royal Academy of Dance & Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Great Britain

Carmella Stone-Klein
MA New York University; Registered Art Therapist; Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher


Stacey Lynn Hirschmann
Certified Yoga Teacher

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Irene Failenbogen
Registered Yoga Teacher; Degree in Body Expression, National School of Dance, Buenos Aires; Singer

Elizabeth Franzen

BA, Certified Yoga Teacher

Linda Fuller
Rebound Evolve Wellness at Calliope; Registerd Yoga
Teacher; IAYT Certified
Yoga Therapist; CES;
Reiki Master

Dana Olson
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Myra Slepoy
BSBA Boston University
Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher


Ranya Renee, MA
BA Theatre & Linguistics Yale University; Dancer-Choreographer

Linda Mandelbaum
Board Certified
Health Coach; AADP


Leonore Rotondi-Salvia
BS LIU; Masters in Clinical Dietetics; Holistic 


Jacqueline Caufield, MS, PT 

Jill Studley
Director Roslyn Theater; NYU Tisch School of 
the Arts