Faculty

Deborah Loffredi Metzger

Artistic Director/Instructor

Deborah Loffredi has built an extensive repertoire of directing, stage, TV, and movie credits.  At the age of 15, she founded a musical theater showchoir, Musically Yours, which she led for the next five years, and over 500 performances, at

Laura Haley Karner

Vocal Instructor

Laura Karner is a graduate of  the Randolph Academy for Performing Arts. She has an extensive performance history both in the United States and Canada. Favorite roles include: Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, April in Company and Maria in

Nicole Stefonek

Level 1, 2, PB and voice

Nicole comes to Paragon from St. Mary’s University where she earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, graduating magna cum laude. She also studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, Ireland, the country’s premier training facility for actors. Ms.

Scott Metzger

Rehearsal Assistant

Scott  Metzger’s vocal training has led him to hundreds of solo, a capella ensemble, and choral performances throughout twenty-five of the United States, Canada and Europe. Mr. Metzger is also a trained dancer, having studied under such teachers as Svetlana

Guest Artists

Jaime Slavinsky

Jaime has worked professionally as an actor, director, producer,and educator for the past 20 years in Pittsburgh and New York City. Most recently, Jaime has taught acting for film & television, scene study, and audition technique at Donna Belajac Casting. She

Thomas Mirth

Pittsburgh-based film actor

Pittsburgh-based actor Tom Mirth is a member of the Steel Legion Stunt Team and choreographs both armed and unarmed fight scenes for theatres throughout the region. He is well known in the film community, having acted in countless independent and feature films

Brian Anthony Knoebel

New York City actor