Cresskill Performing Arts Faculty


Betsy Daly

Betsy Daly has been running successful dance/acting/musical theater/fencing studios in the NY/NJ area for the past 15 years, for age 2-1/2 through adults. Her grandmother had a dance and theater studio during the Great Depression with notable students including Donald O’Connor. Ms. Daly is happy to continue this family tradition. … Read More

Anneliese Burns Wilson

Anneliese Burns Wilson has been working professionally in the dance field for over 30 years. She guest teaches nationally and internationally in dance, anatomy, and pilates.  Anneliese is the founder of abc for dance, and her training materials and syllabi are used in over 2000 studios and schools worldwide.  Her students have gone on … Read More

Susanna Pressley

Susanna Pressley has trained with some of the most respected teachers in the world, at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle as well as AMDA in NYC. She has been teaching dance for most of her life, having grown up in her Mom’s dance studios. Susanna is the founder … Read More

Laura Haley

Laura received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Performance from Hofstra University, and since then she has toured nationally and internationally throughout Europe, South America and Asia four years with Cirque Le Masque’s “Carnival.” She is now performing as part of “The Hoopla Girls,”a duo aerial team out of NYC that … Read More

Stephen Daly

Stephen Daly started fencing as a child, and has been at it ever since.  He attended NJIT, concentrating on computer science.  Stephen plays many musical instruments, writes poetry, and likes fencing because it is not only a sport, but an art.

Warren James

Warren’s perfomance credits include:  National Tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Blanco, 1st B’way National); Off-Broadway: Hazel Flagg (Billings, Theatre Row); The Poisons (Mansart, NYC Intl. Fringe Festival); Regional:  West Side Story (Bernardo, Opera North); A Chorus Line (Don, Berkshire Theatre Festival); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Charles, Cape Playhouse); 42nd Street (Oscar, … Read More

Jacob Pressley

Jacob is an actor entrepreneur who loves teaching. He earned a BFA in Theatre Performance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle before touring the country as the host of an interactive show for kids and families. Since settling in NYC Jacob has established a few small businesses including … Read More

Cheryl Crabtree Woertz

Cheryl teaches piano and voice and performs all over the tri-state area in plays, musicals, cabarets, and for CPA fundraisers.  She studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger, and she is a favorite at Cresskill Performing Arts.