Jacinta Gorringe

Jacinta Gorringe's career has spanned from musical theater to Shakespeare to original plays and revues throughout the country, from New York to California. The role she created of Barbara Mears in the Magic Theater's Neon Psalms won her a Bernie Award. She re-created many roles for 42nd St. Moon's Lost Musical Series, as well as writing and performing four cabaret revues. Other venues include: San Francisco Musical Theater Workshop, War Memorial Opera House, The Plush Room, San Jose Civic Light Opera, American Theater Ventures, P.C.P.A. and S.R.J.C. Summer Repertory Theaters, Marin Theater Co., Santa Rosa Actor's Theater, Marquee Theater, various tours and the famous Bracebridge Dinners & Concerts at Yosemite National Park's Ahwahnee Hotel. She has directed, choreographed, and written musicals and plays throughout the West Coast. In addition to her extensive background in performance and production, she has a passion and commitment to coaching singers, dancers and actors, of all ages and skills, for musical theater. She has taught at SSU's "Excel" Summer Program, Celeste Conservatory, Kidstreet Theater, Ballet en Ronde, as well as given private coaching. Jacinta received her B.A. in Theater Arts and Dance from Sonoma State University and studied acting and musical theater with Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen, Hal Holden, and Aaron Frankel at HB Studios, N.Y.C; studied voice with Edward Sayegh, and had extensive dance training with Emily Stubbs, Robert Ronan, Ronn Guidi, Zena Rommett and New York's American Dance Machine. She studied directing with Larry Arrick in NYC. Jacinta has been a member of Actor's Equity Association since 1985. Jacinta is a respectful, warm, and dedicated teacher who enjoys helping performers develop and polish their musical theater skills.