Dr. Michael Andron is the Founding Artistic Director of JCAT, the J's Cultural Arts Theatre in North Miami Beach and has been directing theatre for youth and adults in South Florida for over 25 years. A true "Jewish Renaissance" man, he is also an ordained, practicing Mohel, and is recognized as a leader in the human potential movement: He is a T'ai Ch'i Grandmaster and yoga adept with over 40 years teaching experience. He has lectured and taught extensively around the world and has been featured in the media. He has served as adjunct faculty in the departments of psychology and medicine at Wake Forest University. He is also the co-author, with his son Benjamin, of The Essential Guide to Energy Healing from Alpha Books/Penguin Group. Visit him at www.andron.org.
serves as JCAT's Assistant Artistic Director which means, acting teacher, coach, and all-round “Drama Mama.” The world-famous acting teacher, Larry Silverberg, has certified her to teach the Meisner approach to acting. Lillian has also appeared in dozens of productions including Golda, Dracula, Noises Off, An Inspector Calls, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Collected Stories, Women's Minyan, Doubt and most recently, Lost in Yonkers. She would like to thank her JCAT family and Gary Bomzer for helping JCAT to flourish, and her husband Michael for encouraging, directing, browbeating, and forcing her to challenge herself at every turn.
Samantha Shapiro has coached and directed children’s theater throughout Florida for almost a decade, with an emphasis on preparing students for auditioning in the real world. She guides students to develop a work ethic and passion for theater that is both rigorous and reinvigorating. She is thrilled to be teaching classes for JCAT Youth.
Liat Zippin has been involved in theatre for the past 20 years and has been an active member of JCAT from the beginning. She has been seen on our stage in many productions, including "Inherit The Wind" and "The Fantasticks." Liat is a certified dance educator and has been teaching drama and dance to kids from Pre-K -12th grade.