Theresa Randolph was born and raised in Central Islip New York. She began her dance and acting career at the young age of four. In 2001, she enrolled in her first dance school on Long Island where she studied Ballet, Jazz, and Tap. Although she was young, her teachers saw that she had a special talent and she quickly moved into advanced classes and received private lessons. By the age of seven, she was nominated for a scholarship and was accepted into The Company. Not only did she excel in dance, but she was cast as an extra in shows like Blues Clues, Sesame Street, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and many more. With her new experience in acting, she enrolled in acting classes in Manhattan. At the age of 10, she won Best Sitcom in the IMTA California Competition in 2005 and was the only student to come back to New York with an award that year. She went forward in her acting career where she became a member of SAG and began expanding her modeling career as well. She was featured on a billboard for child abuse that was seen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Theresa posed in Junior Magazine and was featured in a spread for The Gap.
Throughout her teens, Theresa has participated in liturgical dance at her church and began to love dancing while practicing her faith. In 2010 she was ordained head of the Dance Ministry at Living Rock Christian Center in Far Rockaway.
At the age of 15, she received a scholarship to dance at The Ballet Center in Long Island. Here she performed in various ballets like The Nutcracker, Cinderella, and Swan Lake.
Theresa has obtained her Associate Degree in Media and her Bachelor in Professional Communications. Aside from dance, she is a Pre- K teacher.
Theresa has spread her knowledge of dance and acting with many students through her choreography and productions of various shows. Her goal is to mold her students to become successful dancers and give them even more opportunities than she had.
Student Mentor/Events Coordinator
Ms. Wendy was born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, and has resided in Central Islip for over 28 years. After almost 32 years, in 2009 Ms. Wendy retired from working for Verizon Communications as a Central Office Technician and now currently works as a paralegal for Feldman, Kramer and Monaco, P.C. In the past she has also worked as an assistant teacher for adults seeking to obtain their G.E.D. and a chauffeur. Ms. Wendy has also volunteered as a “big sister” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI). She currently runs a small mission by the name of House of the Lord Ministries whose purpose is to help those that are in need. This mission has actively awarded scholarships to students at Plenty of Rhythm.
After years of being a “dance mom” for Miss Theresa, she has developed the knack of active listening. She makes a conscious effort to always encourage the youth to not only express themselves in dance, but to also develop their verbal communication skills which can be used throughout their adult life. Her main objective is to create a safe space where the students can be their best selves and build relationships with each other.
Ms. Wendy is no stranger to performing arts and entertainment. At a very young age she began singing and successfully participating in talent shows. She later began to form her own groups and choirs after tapping into her gift to create harmony. This allowed her to travel throughout the tri-state area as well as out of state performing at different venues. One of the groups she formed became a finalist in the McDonald’s Gospel Fest in which she performed on the stage of the Westbury Music Fair which is now known as the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
Ms. Wendy’s talent is not only limited to singing, but she has experience playing musical instruments such as bass guitar, cello and drums. Another passion of hers is playwriting and acting. As a child she would write plays and have her siblings perform for the neighbors in her parents’ garage. Later, Ms. Wendy went on to write plays that were performed on stages at dinner shows, churches and various venues. Some of her accomplishments include “I’ve Got a Story to Tell” and “Don’t Be a Fool” just to name a few.
Ms. Wendy loves being a part of the P.O.R. family and enjoys working with the students. She encourages them to be the best that they can be. Ms. Wendy believes that “if you don’t believe in yourself, no one will believe in you."