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Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Phone: ext. 2421
Email: Lea.Antolini@CentenaryUniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • B.M.A. in Classical voice from the University of the Arts
  • M.F.A. in theater from Brandeis University
  • Certified yoga instructor

Biography

Lea Antolini–Lid (Director Young Audience Series and Assistant Professor of Theater/Dance) received her B.M.A. in classical voice from the University of the Arts and her M.F.A. in acting from Brandeis University where she also had the opportunity to teach movement for the actor under the tutelage of Susan Dibble. She has performed professionally in NYC and in various cities on the east coast.

Some of her recent credits include The Last Five Years, The Fantasticks! (Women’s Theater Company of NJ); Oliver!, A Christmas Carol and Christmas at Small’s Empire Music Hall (Centenary Stage Company), A Year with Frog and Toad, Mid Summer Night’s Dream, Junie B. Jones and Seussical (The Growing Stage Theater Company). As a director and choreographer, Lea has received awards from the KCACFT Foundation for outstanding direction and choreography in a Musical (Cabaret, Centenary University 2008 and TAPE 2009) and has assisted Carl Wallnau in several of the productions at Centenary Stage Company.

Lea has received various honors including “best featured actress in a musical” (Star Ledger 2006), “best comedian in a musical” (Daily Record 2007) and “Hardest Working Actress in NJ” (Daily Record, 2006). Lea also serves as the educational director at Centenary Stage Company, and is the founder and director of the Young Audience Series at CSC. She is currently a member in training at Blessed Unrest Theater Company in NYC.