Terry Fyke

Founder and Artistic Director

Terry Fyke is a dancer, choreographer, and theatrical educator, who envisions her work in the humanities and performing arts field as a "call to action". She is the Artistic Director of Main Street Players Theater Company, committed to incorporating artistic excellence within children and young adults. With more than 20 years' experience in the performing arts industry, Terry has collaborated and created works across many genres. In early 1995, she founded a performing arts school incorporating theater, dance and theatrical education under the names of Earthen Vessels, Terry Fyke Dance of the Arts and Main Street Players. For over 11 years, she taught various dance programs at the Wellness Center of the Rochester Institute of Technology and is now currently teaching theatre classes at Stages Theatre Company. Throughout the year, she can be found producing and directing high school and community productions. Recent productions include Fame, The Musical, Shrek Jr., The Musical, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, and The Wizard of Oz. Other credits include Roberts Wesleyan College Community Theater where she choreographed, Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma!, The King & I and My Fair Lady. Terry is the Artistic Director of the Norman Howard School Drama program, Home School Academy Drama and directs several productions at STAGES. Terry embraces the theatrical process. She creates an environment for her students to learn and grow, gain self-confidence and trust their ideas and abilities. She embraces the individuality of each student, fosters cooperation and collaboration and instills confidence to take risks as the production unfolds. Her students begin each production as individuals and leave as an ensemble that has told a story and connected to an audience. Terry has worked with such artists as Thomas Warfield, Elizabeth Clark, Garth Fagan and the Botsford School of Dance. She has studied dance at SUNY Brockport and holds a B.A. in Dance and Musical Theater from SUNY Empire State College.

Kim Kleps

Administrative Director

The production manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production are completed within budget, according to the director's wishes, and in time for the first public performance. Overseeing the cost effectiveness and planning of the entire production process.
Oversees the administrative and production-related aspects of Main Street Players and Five Point Performance Company. This includes financial, marketing and organizational concerns necessary to operate Main Street Players.

Kim is a senior leader in talent management, organizational performance and global human resources management, with more than 20 years' experience demonstrating continuous innovation, communication and commitment to building strategies that produce business results. Beginning her career with Global Crossing while it was still Frontier Communications (formerly Rochester Telephone), Kim was responsible for directing numerous sales, training and marketing functions. Building on her growing expertise in employee development, in 1999 she took on a leadership role as Global Vice President of Learning and Development responsible for training across multiple functions and regions globally. That role expanded in 2004 to include responsibility for the company's global business partner model and organizational effectiveness team in North America for sales and marketing. In this role, she focused on helping the company's leaders define and implement people initiatives that benefited the company's transforming business environment - resulting in goal attainment, enhanced team expertise and improved customer engagement. While at Level 3 Communications (acquired Global Crossing in 2011), Kim drove key initiatives on performance management and talent strategies, and helped build a culture of reward for performance. This included the launch of a global performance management system to capture evaluations, objectives and feedback for all employees. She continued to focus on development at all levels of the organization, including leadership, manager, organizational and functional development programs. These efforts, along with core HR management and planning responsibilities, aligned organizational goals, talent and performance to achieve corporate strategic objectives and financial targets. In her most recent engagement with Xerox Corporation, Kim is responsible for transformational change initiatives on an enterprise-wide basis. Kim has published content relating to organizational performance, including High Performance Sales Organizations, 2nd edition-1998; How to Build a Coaching Culture, Sales & Marketing Management, June 1999; and Virtual Sales Training Scores A Hit, Training & Development Magazine, December 2006. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing and Personnel Industrial Relations from Syracuse University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester, William E Simon Graduate School of Business.

Kayla Yeng

Director, Technical Director

Kayla Yeng is the Technical Director for Main Street Players Theater Company. She has been involved in the performing arts since 2003, participating in shows under Main Street Players and Roberts Wesleyan Community Theater. In 2009, she began interning under Terry Fyke on the production of 'Jungle Book' and continues to work with her today. She has progressively expanding experience in teaching theater in a variety of educational settings and a diverse set of productions. She implements various techniques and encourages teamwork among students where they learn to learn to encourage and support one another. These tenets stem from her strong beliefs and the foundational principles that she applies in all aspects of her life. Kayla is also the assistant director at Caledonia-Mumford High School and is the Media Manager for A Magical Journey Thru Stages. She is exhilarated about the opportunity to work with students in the arts, helping them to become more confident and realize their potential.

Brynna Dillon
Vocal Director/Choreographer

Brynna grew up performing through Main Street Players and has now choreographed and vocal directed several shows as well as taught the 5 Points Jr team, dance enrichment, and private voice lessons. Brynna loves helping students to grow individually and as a team through music and theater. The positive environment of this company gives students a safe space to try new things and feel like a valuable member of each show. Brynna is earning a Bachelors Degree in Music Education at SUNY Fredonia  with a choral/general music concentration and is always inspired by the talented and kind students that perform through Terry Fyke's Main Street Players. 

Jessica Padilla

Choreographer

Jessica Padilla is excited to be a part of the Five Points team! Jessica has been teaching 7th grade Chemistry and Physical Science in the Brighton Central School District for 11 years. She currently is the choreographer for the High school winter musical and middle school and high school show choirs. Her passion is helping students reach their potential in the arts while becoming life-Long learners. She is thankful to be part of this team and grateful for this opportunity.

Amanda Cullinan-Spinelli

Choreographer

Amanda Cullinan-Spinelli has returned to work with Terry Fyke’s Main Street Players. Amanda is currently going into her senior year at Niagara University, studying Event Meeting Management. She is a graduate of Brighton High School has been involved with shows such Shrek The Musical, Chicago, Wizard of Oz, High School Musical, and many more. In the past, she has taken dance classes with Terry Fyke Studio of Dance/Pace Dance Studio for 18 years, and choreographed shows such as Fame, Tarzan, and Aladdin Jr. 

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