ABOUT US

The Connecticut Performing Arts Center (CT-PAC) is an organization that is dedicated to providing opportunities in the performing arts for people of all ages. The goal of CT-PAC is to offer wholesome and affordable education in the performing arts, as well as live entertainment for the town of South Windsor and surrounding areas.

 

Bryn Chandler (founder) and her family.

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Cassie Karzar

DANCE INSTRUCTOR - Jazz, Lyrical, Hip-Hop/K-Pop, Tap and Ballet

 

Cassie has been passionate in the art of dance for 20 years.  At a young age, she began studying at Bonnie Hayes School Of Performing Arts in South Windsor, CT.  Her experience was enhanced with workshops such as Dance Olympus in New York and Frank Hatchett’s workshop at Springfield College She has continued to expand her dance experience in New York taking hip-hop/k-pop classes at I Love Dance.  At age 14, she began assisting with dance classes at Bonnie Hayes School, and by 2019 she was teaching the majority of the classes.  She has also taught classes at Wininger's Gymnastics & Dance in Manchester.  Cassie brings a solid skill set in jazz, lyrical, hip-hop/k-pop, tap and ballet.  When she is not dancing, she works with kids of all ages with team building at ropes courses and school around Connecticut and New York. 

Bryn Chandler

THEATER DIRECTOR / ACTING COACH

Bryn Chandler received her BA in Theater and Media Arts from Brigham Young University, with an emphasis in Acting.  She has performed and been involved behind the scenes in various choirs, theatrical performances, film, and television since childhood.  She was one of four lead choreographers for a multi-state Cultural Celebration involving over 2000 youth ages 12-18 that performed at the Oakdale Theater in Connecticut.  She volunteers her time each week directing the children’s choir and orchestra at her church. 

Bozena Raczkowski

VOCAL / PIANO INSTRUCTOR

Bozena holds a MA and BA in Musical Education from the Academy of Music in Poland. She has over 35 years of professional experience as a musical educator and performer. Bozena has performed all over the world at amazing venues such as Boston’s Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, the John Kennedy Center, The Bushnell and many more!

Being raised by musically inclined European parents, Bozena gained a passion for music at a very young age. She chose to go to music focused schools starting with elementary through college, which gave her an exceptional foundation for musical education. Many of Bozena’s students have gone on to peruse music professionally and have been accepted into prestigious collegiate programs.

Bozena is a very passionate and dedicated educator, piano teacher/voice coach. She believes each child is unique and therefore each lesson is tailored to the individual instead of using a one size fits all approach. To Bozena, music is a priceless gift and an adventure with the ability to alter ones life in the most positive way!

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