roxanne pignanelli, Adminstrative coordinator
Raised in Pueblo, Colorado, "Roxy" was the student body president of her alma mater, Pueblo South High and is acknowledged in the "Who's Who ion American High School Students." She continued on to receive her undergraduate theatre, dance and education degrees from studies at both CSU-Ft Collins and CU-Boulder; completed by a Masters of Arts in Education from Lesley University, Boston, MA. Her professional career in both theatre and music expanded over 25 years; producing theatre from Seattle to New Haven where she served on the faculty of the esteemed Yale School of Drama. As a concert promoter she was an associate producer of the "LiveAid" Philadelphia presentation and a partner in the Pacificoncerts Company that produced many headliners including the first major presentation of the band Guns n' Roses.
kennedy pugh, Director of Teaching Artists
An esteemed member of the vocal music and theatrical community in Pueblo, Kennedy is a Pueblo County High graduate with degrees in music, theatre and speech and has toured the country as a professional performing in musical theatre Broadway runs. Kennedy's professional career spans years of performing on such significant stages as the Virginia Stage Company, Lyric Stage and New Rep in Boston, Waterfront Playhouse in Key West, and the Denver Center and Arvada Center to name a few. Nominated for the Denver Post Ovation Award, his talents are vast and varied as a 'triple threat.'
brook mead, Vocal Music
As a professional working musician in the esteemed rock band "Martini Shot", Brook also brings over 20 years of Vocal Music instruction and direction to the community. Having served as the vocal music director and instructor at Pueblo Centennial High School, Mead brings more than 20 years of vocal music instruction and direction to the academy. Currently serving as vocal music director and instructor at Centennial High School, Brook has produced and directed several musicals for the students of Pueblo City Schools. He is a music graduate of Colorado State University and holds a Masters Degree from Lesley University in Digital Technology. has produced several musicals for Pueblo City Schools (D60).
aubrey vialpando, Dance Instruction
A dance and physical education instructor at Pueblo County High, Aubrey is a graduate of South High School and has studied dance throughout the state. Presenting performances at County High and competitions regionally and nationally she is a choreographer of award winning companies.
Ledama Tajeu, instrumental Music
Ledama Tajeu comes to Pueblo from Denver where he served as a music educator in the Denver Public School system. Ledama is originally from Kenya and spent his childhood in Chicago studying music. He holds two Masters Degrees in music (Education, Arrangement and Digital Music) from the University of Alabama. As a professional musician he spent many years 'gigging' in Chicago, Alabama, and touring as a trumpet player.
Joseph Andenucio Jr, Theatre Arts
"Joey" is a Pueblo native. He graduated from Pueblo County High School in 2005. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where he received a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance and Bachelor or Arts in English Literature. He moved to New York City in the fall of 2009. He continued his passion of performance with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and a career in fashion. He moved back to Pueblo in 2014 to pursue a career in education. He received his teaching certification through the University of Colorado at Denver. Joey taught Drama, Musical Theatre, and Home Economics at the Pueblo Academy of Arts and is actively involved with local theatre. Currently on the Board of Broadway Theatre League, he is also pursuing his Master's in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education through Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Gerard Flores, Technical Theatre Set Construction
Gerard Flores is the building trades and woodworking instructor at Pueblo County High School.