Committed to Arts Education
Caroline Haladjian graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles, CA. Born in Paris and raised in Texas, Caroline has lived in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York City. She now lives in Saratoga Springs with her husband and two daughters. After spending fifteen years as a fashion designer for large clothing companies, Caroline now serves as the Executive Director of Saratoga Children’s Theatre. Caroline is passionate about giving children opportunities to fully express themselves — and to shine. Prior to becoming Executive Director, she served on the board of directors. Caroline is excited to introduce costume design workshops and classes to the community as well through SCT.
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Noah has been involved with Saratoga Children's Theatre for over a decade, first as a performer and later as an employee. He has served as a director of multiple shows and also teaches voice lessons for the company. He has recently performed in Spa City Theatre's productions of Little Women, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Xanadu, as well as many shows at Fort Salem Theater in Salem, NY.
He holds a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is so thrilled to help instill a love of the arts in the next generation.
Maddy is an NYC based performer, playwright, director and educator. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the New Studio on Broadway and a minor in Education. Most recently, she wrote and directed a new play, “Can I Just Say Something?” which was presented at the New York Theater Festival. She first became involved with SCT as a camper in 2011, and has loved being a part of the family ever since. She has directed and music directed many shows for the company such as Tuck Everlasting, Dear Edwina JR., Frozen Kids, Junie B. Jones and more. She has also taught classes for SCT in Building an Audition Rep Book and Acting the Song. She loves sharing her passion for theatre and music with the next generation. Originally from Jupiter, FL, Maddy feels very thankful to have spent almost every summer of her life with family and friends in Saratoga, and to be welcomed into this theatre community with open arms. Her favorite season is summer, and her favorite thing to do in summer is help to create the magic that is summer theatre at SCT (and have Stewart's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream).
Ryan became involved with Saratoga Children's Theatre after joining a production put on by our sister company, Spa City Theatre. Since then, Ryan has found a family with the organization and everybody involved.
During 2020, Ryan began working for the company, teaching virtual classes related to coping skills and mindfulness, and how they relate to the performing arts. This complimented his full time career, where he works as a School Counselor in the Troy City Schools. Ryan directed Freaky Friday with SCT during the 2021 summer season, Sister Act JR. in 2022, and most recently Legally Blonde JR. in 2023. He is truly thrilled to continue working with this company and for the future opportunities that await.
Spencer has performed with Saratoga Children’s Theatre since he was 7 years old. As a staffer, he has worked on shows like “James and the Giant Peach Jr.” and “Moana Jr”, as well as a slew of summer camps. He also Assistant Directed Spa City Theatre’s production of “Little Women” and Co-directed their productions of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and "Xanadu."Spencer is currently attending University of the Arts, majoring in Directing/Playwriting, a passion that started at SCT.
Anna Belden (she/her) first became involved with Saratoga Children’s Theatre in middle school taking dance classes. From there, she has participated in several SCT productions and taken acting lessons through SCT’s college audition prep program. Now, Anna is a BFA Acting and BA Directing student at Marymount Manhattan College. At SCT, she has worked as an assistant on several shows including “Singin’ in the Rain JR.” and “The Jungle Book Kids”. Anna is grateful for the family she has found at SCT over the years as a student and as an employee. She is honored to share her love of performing arts with students at SCT and is excited for the future of SCT and Spa City Theatre.
Em Covell recently graduated from Manhattanville college with a BFA in musical theatre. Em has been involved with Saratoga Children’s Theatre since she was 8 years old, performing in multiple shows each year in both summer camp and MainStage productions before transitioning into Spa City productions (Newsies, Little Women, Godspell, Xanadu). Em began working as an assistant on several shows in high school and in 2019 she joined the official summer camp staff. She has worked on many rising stars productions andchoreographed Freaky Friday, Singing in the Rain JR. and Glee. Most recently she co-choreographed Spa City’s production of Xanadu alongside Leigh Berenis! Em is overjoyed to be a staff member at SCT and have the opportunity to work with and teach this new generation of performers!
Saratoga Children’s Theatre Summer Camps took up a majority of Maria’s summers throughout her childhood. Now, as a counselor, she couldn’t be more inspired by the young artists who create magic on stage each week. Choreographing and directing theatrical pieces for the Rising Stars and Stargazers are skills that help Maria grow in her own artistry. She has also performed in a handful of Spa City Theatre Productions (Little Women, Godspell, Theory of Relativity). Summers at SCT feel like home, and Maria has found that the kids teach her much more than she could ever teach them!
Maria currently attends NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she studies musical theatre at the New Studio on Broadway (Class of 2026).