Mary Poppins - April 20 - April 28, 2018

Rock Ridge Performing Arts

 Adult Production Team 

  • Anthony Cimino-Johnson head shot

    Anthony Cimino-Johnson

    Mr. Cimino-Johnson received his Master of Arts from New York University in Drama Therapy and his Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts with a minor in Psychology from McDaniel College. Over the past seven years, Mr. Cimino-Johnson has utilized theatre as a vehicle for self-expression, while creating a safe space for a diverse group of students within the academic venue. Mr. CJ founded Rock Ridge Performing Arts at Rock Ridge High School. Over 20% of the school is engaged in the theatre program. Additionally, in 2015, his production of "Ernest and the Pale Moon" won the Virginia Theatre Association State Festival and the South Eastern Theatre Conference in 2016. In 2016, Mr. CJ received International Inspirational Theatre Educator of the Year for 2016, and Virginia's Theatre Teacher of the Year from the Educational Theatre Association in 2017.

  • Rebekah Hess head shot

    Rebekah Hess

    Miss Hess joined Rock Ridge Performing Arts for its inaugural season as a member of the audition panel for The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. She continued her involvement with Rock Ridge as a choreographer and member of the directing team for Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid and as a member of the audition panel for the main stage productions. In the fall of 2016 Miss Hess joined the Fine Arts department as a full-time theater teacher, teaching both acting and technical theater classes. She oversees the costume, hair, make-up, and props design teams. Miss Hess is excited to continue working with the students here at RRPA

  • Peter Johnson head shot

    Peter Johnson

    Mr. Johnson originally hales from Minnesota, but resided in Florida for the last 15 years. In 2006, he opened a custom furniture and design company. In 2013, he transferred careers and began teaching technology, engineering, and design in Orange County, Florida. This will be his second year as the Technical Director for RRPA.

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