Meet The Directors

Larry Cervi

Larry Cervi 

Larry Cervi 

Larry has been training teenagers in the Arts for 48 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, and a Master's in Theatre at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught English at Swissvale High School, and then Speech and Drama at Churchill Area High School for 21 years (where he also directed the school's theater productions), and at the Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus. He served as choreographer for two major university marching bands, and directed competitive drill teams. He founded the Larry Cervi School of Performing Arts in 1986, and the East End Kids, a professional teen song and dance ensemble, in 1990. Larry's artistic direction of high school musicals at Gateway, Riverview and West Allegheny High Schools culminated in numerous CLO Gene Kelly Award nominations. He has also directed at North Hills, Montour, and the Jewish Community Center.

With over 100 dramatic and musical productions to his credit, Larry continues to share his love of the arts with teens. He currently teaches acting at the Larry Cervi School of Performing Arts, he is the artistic director for the East End Kids, and he directs theater for East End Productions, the most recent of which was "Fame." 

Amy McDaniel

Amy McDaniel

Amy McDaniel

Amy is a private vocal instructor for the Larry Cervi School of Performing Arts. She is also a vocal instructor and Artist in Residence at the Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus, and she serves as the music director for Larry Cervi's East End Kids and various music ministries. A mezzo-soprano, Amy received most of her training at Duquesne University, where she studied vocal training with the late, world-renowned opera singer, Mija Novich, former head of the Vocal Department and Opera Workshop at Duquesne University.

Amy Wallace

Bio to come...