Stephen Santa is a director, actor, and teaching artist based in Pittsburgh, Pa. He has staged over 30 productions, ranging from shows in educational settings to professional productions seen around the country and internationally. He was the assistant director of the Flashdance National Tour, the North American premiere of The Monster in the Hall and POP! A new musical starring Anthony Rapp at CITY Theatre, respectively. In New York he directed concerts workshops of UNCHARTED: The Music of Anna K. Jacobs and TEETH a New Musical. Both were performed at the famed Ars Nova Theatre. In 2013, he was named one of the top directors in Pittsburgh by CBS Local On-line. He is the Artistic Director of Jumping Jack Theater a children's theater production company based in Pittsburgh, PA , that creates original works for audiences that would benefit from sensory and autism-friendly strategies. Since 2008 Stephen as served as a teaching artist for The Pittsburgh CLO Creative Vision Program which aims to build self-confidence, empower self-expression and model positive behavior for elementary and middle school students while engaging them in musical theater disciplines. In addition, for 15 summers Stephen has worked as the Music Director for Camp AIM a YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Summer Camp for children and young adults who have physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and communication challenges. He shares his passion and experience in the arts with over 1,500 students every year. Stephen is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.