CAST MEMBERS

Marina Kamen aka MARINA

Writer/Director/Choreographer/Lead Performer

Ms. Kamen is a Certified Fitness Expert in addition to Grammy Nominated & Billboard Charting Recording Artist, Composer, Producer, Director, Casting Director, Choreographer, Vocalist, Violinist and Mother of 3 children. Ms. Kamen has been covered in The LA Times, NY Post, Prevention Magazine, Woman's World and been seen on ShopNBC, The Tyra Banks Show, ABCNews, The Discovery Health Network, Noggin & PBS. Her voice has been heard on countless commercial products including Verizon with James Earl Jones, Exxon Moblie, Pop Tarts Tourneau & Disney Destinations. Ms.Kamen has worked in the entertainment Industry for over 35 years with an array of celebrity talent including Britteny Spears, Liza Minnelli, Patti Labelle, James Earl Jones,  & Carnie Wison and has choreographed for Columbia Records, BMG & Atlantic Records in addition to acting as Spokesperson for The NYC division of The Naras Foundation which Hosts The Grammy Awards. She trained at The American Ballet Theater, Luigi's, Broadway Dance Center in addition to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Ms. Kamen has also lost 100 Pounds! Ms. Kamen is the winner of the "People’s Choice Award" for her catalogue of over 1,200 Original Music selections and Musical Fitness Audio & Video Workout Programs.

Tyler Kamen

Tyler Michael Kamen is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College. He is a a Musician and Production wiz proficient in Protools Recording, PhotoShop & Final Cut Pro video editing. Mr. Kamen has worked on numerous Television Production Teams including Britney Spears' Global TV Campaign with Hasbro & DDB Needham, Rex Arrow Films music video for Mac Miller in addition to working with HBO, Vaynor Media, StarQuest International Talent Competition and currently with Digiday.

Tyler has written with MARINA for years Producing Original Music with her in the studios at Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. He is thrilled to have written additional material for MARINA's High-nrg LIVE!…an Interactive Musical Theatre WORKOUT Experience! Tyler also can be seen playing around the NYC Club scene!

Dorothy Lennox

Dorothy Lennox is a dancer, singer, actor, musician and model born and raised in San Antonio, TX.  Dorothy started her New York City life at Luigi Jazz, Alvin Ailey and The Broadway Artist's Alliance.  She now dances with AS Ballet NY and has performed in Europe with the parent company AS Ballett Switzerland. Dorothy's aspirations are The Radio City Rockettes and Broadway and she is beyond excited to be a member of the cast of MARINA’s High-nrg "LIVE!" ...an Interactive Musical Theatre Workout Experience!

Teresa Hui

Teresa Hui is a singer, actress, musician, producer, writer, and print model born and raised in New York City. She has performed all over the world, including at Disneyland Paris, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Don't Tell Mama, the Duplex and various concert venues and comedy clubs throughout NYC. She is classically-trained in voice, and studied at Westminster Choir College in Princeton. Teresa has appeared on PBS "Great Performances" in Candide, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Patti Lupone, and has sung backup for Patti LaBelle. Other credits include a workshop of new musical comedy Love Quirks at Theatre 54, Aisle Six (FringeNYC), Fairy Tale (NYMF), and she will be performing in the workshop of a new musical titled Under Her Hat! as part of the E.A.T. Festival of New Works. As a singer and ukulele player, Teresa placed 3rd at Amateur Night at Showtime at the Apollo. Teresa is also a creator, producer, actor, writer and director for  new comedic web series "These Three Girls," which is currently in production. TV/Film credits include "That's What She Said" starring Anne Heche, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival, a starring role in "The Unity of All Things," which was selected for various film festivals in Switzerland, Canada and Chicago, the Dr. Oz Show, and a PSA for Spread the Word to End the Word featuring Jane Lynch.

Teresa has worked with MARINA and Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. on numerous television projects both on-camera and behind-the-camera, and is absolutely THRILLED to be a part of MARINA’s High-nrg LIVE!…an Interactive Musical Theatre WORKOUT Experience!

Samantha Amaral

Samantha Amaral is a NYC based dancer/choreographer/actress. Ms. Amaral has choreographed over 35 musical projects. Samantha has been nominated for NJ Theater Association and Papermill Playhouse "Outstanding Choreography" awards, and was fortunate enough to win two Basie Awards for her work on Drowsy Chaperone and All Shook Up. Samantha danced on the National Tour of Sesame Street Live and was part of a promotional flash mob for X-Box Kinect, dancing with Ne-Yo and Lady Sovereign. She recently performed in Play/Date, an immersive theater experience in NYC.

Samantha was hired by Marina on 2 Television Projects. In addition, Ms. Amaral acted as a Dance Assistant for Ms. Kamen on a Global Television Campaign for Britney Spears' Produced by MARINA & Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc.

Emily Carroo

Emily Carroo, originally from Chicago Illinois moved to NYC in 2012. Ms. Carroo has been studying dance and acting since the age of 2 and  continues to study musical theater and acting for film. Now working towards her BFA she will be graduating this Summer 2015.

Emily has worked both in front and behind the camera on multiple Television Projects with MARINA & Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. Emily is excited to be part of MARINA's High-nrg LIVE!…an Interactive Musical Theatre WORKOUT Experience and hopes to inspire others to a healthier lifestyle through the power of Music, Song & Dance!

Wayland T. Harris

Wayland T. Harris I theatrical trained by the University of Delaware combined with Tv and Film training by Robert Russell of Time Warner Productions allows him to deliver a captivating performance. This talent has been featured in Indie productions such as Unstable by Anthony Spadaccini; Beauty to be determine by Troy Jackson and internet series On the Block by Nicholas Jones. He has also extended his talents to the mainstream Film Creed by Ryan Coogler. He continues to grow his skills and challenge himself in Prime time Tv shows like Happyish, Person of Interest and Doubt. 

Wayland carries a multitude of talents which helps him stay memorable with each performance he takes on. His tenor voice allows him to perform Classical choral, Hip hop, R&B, Acapella as well as Rock and Alternative music. However he really shines when tackling roles such as Don Quixote, from Man of La Mancha; Mowgli, of the Jungle Book and even Tom Robinson of To Kill a Mocking Bird.

Wayland does not need to be main character to produce a stunning performance through dance and movements. He has choreographed Hip hop and Rave pieces for the University of Delaware’s DRDC (Delaware Dance Repertoire Company) and has been a featured dancer in production such as Pippen , Fiddler on the Roof and Damn Yankees.

His recent endeavors have lead him to work on the series Tiara an original series by Netflix and working with the Kamen Productions High NRG. He finds these project and experiences both rewarding and challenging. His dedication and talents will surely build long lasting and exciting relationships with everyone he encounters.

Nataly Santiago

Nataly Santiago is a singer/dancer & actress who has appeared on Television in numerous Productions including, Nickelodeon, Good Morning NY as well as dancing for Nike,Vogue Fashion Week and The Britney Spears' Dance Rave TV Campaign Produced, Choreographed & Directed by MARINA ℅ Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. She has trained at Broadway Dance Center, American Ballet Theatre,Generation X and Theatre Arts & Drama. Nataly has trained vocally with Marina Kamen at Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. Recording Studios and is thrilled to be a part of High-nrg LIVE!-"THE MUSICAL".

Kiara Carrion

Kiara Carrion is a dancer, singer, actress, model, musician and designer born and raised in New York City.  She currently holds the title of Miss New York Jr. Teen America.  She began her successful career as a gymnast and dancer at the age of 3.  She is technically trained in all dance styles and attends Broadway Dance Center performing Musical Theater and Hip Hop with their AIM Company. Kiara was Captain for The Knicks City Kids for 2 years performing in Madison Square Garden.  She has appeared in numerous Music Videos, Television shows and Movies including Power, Madam Secretary, Show Me A Hero, AO, Law & Order, Collateral Beauty and Glass Flowers.  She has also appeared in commercials for The Discovery Channel, The Parks Dept and The Britney Spear's Dance Rave.  Her off-Broadway credits include leading roles in Cinderella, Alice in Underland, Snow White and The Wizard of Oz.  Kiara has trained vocally with Marina Kamen and is excited to be part of High-nrg Live!

Dawn Del Orbe

Dawn Del Orbe grew up in The Bronx and is a Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Dawn has appeared in front as well as behind the camera and her first short film with MonOrbe Productions, The Walk Home, was accepted into several film festivals with both local and International releases. Her second short film, Locas of Weyard Hall, will be hitting the festival circuit by Summer of 2015. Ms. Del Orbe's television credits include playing Mia Tyler on celebrity ghost stories for The Biography channel. Ms. Del Orbe has appeared in numerous Television projects Produced by MARINA & Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. and is excited to be included in the Cast of MARINA's High-nrg LIVE!….an Interactive Musical Theatre WORKOUT Experience! www.DawnDelOrbe.com

Elana A. Mugdan

Elana A. Mugdan is an actress and filmmaker based in New York City.  In 2010 she directed and produced her first feature film, a 95-minute comedy entitled Director's Cut.  It went on to be accepted to sixteen film festivals worldwide, and to win four awards, including the prestigious Indie Spirit award at the Boston International Film Festival.  In 2012, it was picked up for distribution by Digital Magic Entertainment.  In 2013 she produced and starred in the short film White Picket World, which premiered at the Short Film Corner in the Cannes International Film Festival, and this summer she will be producing a 10-part miniseries which will air in fall 2015.

Ms. Mugdan is electrified by this collaboration of material in MARINA's High-nrg LIVE! …an Interactive Musical Theatre WORKOUT Experience and to be able to work with Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. NYC. www.imdb.me/elanaamugdan

Brandon Osborn

Brandon Osborn is proud to be working with such an amazing cast and crew. Originally from Houston, TX, he moved to NYC in 2010 to act, produce, and direct. Recent regional acting roles include Petruchio in The Taming of The Shrew, Eddie in Fool for Love, Ritchie in Acting Whore (World Premier), and Polonius in Hamlet. Most recently, he was on tour for 18 months as the Production Manager for a well-known dance competition. In addition to MARINA's High-Nrg LIVE!…an Interactive Musical Theatre Workout Experience!, he is currently producing and directing a sketch comedy series entitled NYComicality. Brandon can be contacted at www.BrandonMichaelOsborn.com

Acting Partial Credits: Hamlet, The Timekeepers, Julius Caesar, Acting Whore, Dracula, Fool For Love, The Taming of The Shrew, Bottom of The Ninth, The Magic Horse, The Naughty Cowboy, “Celebrity Ghost Stories” on BIO Channel, “College Humor” Originals, The Sound (Vocals/National Tour).

Leah Gerstel

Leah Gerstel has appeared Off Broadway smash hit My Big Gay Italian Wedding here in NYC.

Broadway Bares, Gypsy of the Year and SONDHEIM in addition to The Birthday Concert at Lincoln Center. She performed in Troika's Broadway Asian Tour of Sound of Music, and Royal Caribbean International.  Other credits include: A Christmas Carol Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and numerous productions at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Favorite Roles include: Deb from Adam Gwon's "Ordinary Days", Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, and Hildy in On the Town! Leah is an Alumni of Point Park University.

Ms. Gerstel thanks Marina Kamen aka MARINA ℅ Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc. for the empowerment and support to better herself and countless others hitting the "reset button"  without judgement or shame attached. It's and incredible gift. "Much Respect" indeed.

Rew Starr

Rew Starr, has been a presence in the east village music community for years , and has of recent been in the national spotlight. Her song “U Suck “was featured on Bad Girls club and was voted “Punk song of the Year” by Pirate radio on Treasure coast. Rew even had an appearance on the TLC reality show “Love, Lust or Run w/ Stacy London. On the show Rew, let Stacy put her through the makeover process, but still kept her defiant, rebellious personality intact and in the end was teaching Stacy a little about punk rock attitude. Her appearance on the show, caught the attention of Manta Ray Records president, Mike Diamond, who contacted Rew about releasing her music and working with her on some new material. “We are very excited to have Rew aboard and hope to help her create more great music” said Diamond. Rew broadcasts 'ReW & WhO?', her internet variety show weekly. She has been doing quite a bit of acting these days and has been filming non stop in various indie film projects. Her song 'u persued me' won the Atlas Media songwriting contest. Her songs *i don’t wanna* and *addicted 2 sleaze* are featured in the documentary “All’s Well & Fair”, by film maker Luci Westphal, and songs ‘lie 2 u’ and ‘u persued me’ are featured in the indie film ‘SECRET SHARE’ from Boy With Stick Productions. Rew* is a core organizer and performer for the Girls Rock Girls Rule Tour and the international MAMAPALOOZA festival.  Rew* performs regularly in her hometown of NYC, tours the USA and has also performed at world-renowned festivals like SXSW, CMJ, and Jazzfest. “This is what you moved to NYC for...” (Village Voice)

Charles Landi (charlz)

Born and raised in Queens, Charles Landi (charlz) discovered his passion for dance in his late teens. Charles has recently graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology, all while having a full-time job, being a full-time student and dance training in his spare time. Recently, he has began choreographing and subbing at the renowned Broadway Dance Center. Charles has worked for world choreographers such as Chio Yamada, & Ephrat Asherie. Charles is thrilled to be a part of MARINA's High-Nrg LIVE!-THE MUSICAL being able to work with Kamen Entertainment Group, Inc.