Jaclyn Casano (Artistic Director)

It was love at first sight when Jaclyn's mother took her to see her first Broadway show when she was just a small child.

After that a star was born, or made as her mother chauffeured her to singing, dancing, and acting lessons, nurturing the love of the performing arts and the gifts she was richly blessed with.

For the past 20 years Jaclyn has been a vital part of the performing arts on Long Island. Her deep knowledge of theater comes from those many years of experience. She has always credited the teachers who believed in her and provided a place for her to grow as an artist and person. This deep appreciation for their role in her life is one she is eager to return to new talents through the YBRT company. Her incredible honesty and transparency as a performer transforms each of the characters she portrays from words on a page to a messenger of the authors intended purpose. A rare talent, a triple threat, and a giving spirit is how she is often described by those who work alongside her.

Her long list of credits include Carla "Nine", Christine "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", Amneris "Aida", Serena "Fame", Reno "Anything Goes", Kim "Bye, Bye, Birdie", Sarah "Guys And Dolls", Belle "Beauty and the Beast", and Sandy "Grease". Jaclyn has performed at The Nassau Coliseum for Radio Disney, and the Library of Congress for the Burton Awards. She performed in the original musical Revelation and her voice can be heard on the original cast recording. Helping to develop this production and originating the role of Dana Burns, Jaclyn discovered another aspect of her love for theater, directing.

It was during the original casting of Revelation she met her creative partner Dominick. Working on this production and co-directing several large projects together they decided the time had come to launch a theatrical company of their own. Since then she has had the opportunity to share her vision and can't wait to see her big dreams come to life with with YBRT.

Glory to God!

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