JP Ferragamo

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Theatre Director
Mr.JP@talentfactoryri.com

JP FERRAGAMO is a professional Actor/Singer/Teacher from NYC and a proud member of The Actors Equity Association, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society and The National Association of Teachers of Singing. He attended the Mannes College of Music / New School University and is also a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

As an educator, he has spent over a decade improving and revitalizing Theatre and Music programs privately and publicly throughout RI at all levels. These programs have flourished and continue to grow, and so have their individual students, beyond expectations. Under his instruction, he has guided his students to achieve and excel at their individual schools. For many of them, at a professional level. JP’s students have performed in Trinity Rep’s A Christmas Carol, Theater by the Sea’s The Sound of Music, Annie and The Wizard of Oz, as well as other regional professional productions.

As a professional actor himself, JP has appeared in many professional regional productions along the east coast.  Most recently appearing as the Big Bopper at Theatre by the Sea in The Buddy Holly Story, as well as the Cover/ Standby for TV star Charles Shaughnessy (from “The Nanny”) in My Fair Lady. He has had the pleasure to work side-by-side with many Broadway favorites and Tony Award Winners. 

JP is thrilled to be joining The Talent Factory Team. He hopes to elevate, challenge and encourage the TF Theatre Company by adding more key essential core classes and create additional performance opportunities outside of competitions including cabarets, workshops and full scale theatrical productions. 

Reviews

The Talent Factory Reviews
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Hi Dana,

I just wanted to tell you what a great experience I had observing this week!! 

Backing up a bit, when we were carefully selecting which studio we were moving to, Taylor participated in a camp week last summer (2012).   Even though you were in a temporary studio, the atmosphere was exactly what I hoped it would be.  Everyone was so friendly and truly passionate about dance. It was fun and serious at the same time. We were hooked. 

 

Last year she grew so much as a dancer thanks to the dedication of you and your staff. I felt like she was so far behind other dancers of her age when she started. Although she still has so much to learn, I am amazed at how far she has come. Not only has her skill improved but her love of dance is immeasurable. I can't thank you all enough, especially Miss Keryn, who has totally transformed my little girl. 

 

So, to my point, this is my first time ever observing classes. I can't tell you how much this week affirmed my choice to become a part of TFDC. The classes were very professional, organized and effective.  But what I knew in my heart, I finally saw with my own eyes. Every teacher was so passionate and really cares about every student.  Their energy and enthusiasm was so intense that I wanted to dance!! Lol. Miss Tara, Miss Keryn, Miss Kayla & yourself are truly special people. 

I'm so glad I finally took the time to sit in on classes and was able to feel the pure joy that she does for dance. What an amazing program and we are thrilled to be a part of it all. Thank you for all you do. 

Thank YOU. The hard work, talent and caring you and your staff put into everything you do is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to next year's show! -June
Dana: Thank you for doing such a great job. You are really very gifted at your art. You push the kids to reach their best during the year and then are so supportive during the recital. You are complete grace under pressure. Enjoy some relaxation -Amy
THANK YOU for all your hard work in putting together yet ANOTHER fab recital. It's really so amazing to watch it all come together so "professionally"! -Cathy
The show was extremely professional and ran so smoothly it was amazing. I credit you and thank you for providing a wonderful experience for our family.
Thank you for all that you and your staff do! Talent factory is such a great place for to grow up and we feel so lucky. Thank you for all you offer our daughters.