Rachel Zegler stars as Maria in Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" after playing the same role at bergenPAC.

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Thank you for your supporting bergenPAC's nonprofit mission to make live entertainment and arts education accessible to all. Your generosity allows our students to develop their craft, along with their confidence, discipline and creativity. 

We are ecstatic to see Rachel Zegler play "Maria" in Steven Spielberg's remake of the classic West Side Story in theaters worldwide. Rachel, a Clifton native, starred in the very same role in the Performing Arts School at bergenPAC's 2017 production of West Side Story

Current students Felice Kakaletris and Sophie Knapp from our Young Professionals Vocal Academy played the roles of orphans Molly and July in NBC's Annie Live! on Dec. 2. 

Then there is our student Vince Ermita who, at 11 years old, stars as Young Simba in Broadway's The Lion King.

We are proud of all our students that come to our programs and celebrating the achievements of Rachel Zegler, Felice Kakaletris, Sophie Knapp, and Vince Ermita for their hard work and dedication, setting the example to all of our students that with practice and focus, they too can become professionals in the arts. Or they can be successful in whatever path they choose.

We owe a significant amount of gratitude to our donors, whose annual contributions and support foster these programs. We all may be going through a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic and the world may appear gloomy, but know that our students are lighting up the stages and theaters thanks to you. Together we continue to build a brighter future at bergenPAC for our Performing Arts School students and our world-class performances.

Please consider making donating today online, sending a check to bergenPAC, 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, New Jersey, 07631 or contacting the development office at (201) 816-8160 x1048.

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To donate by mail, please issue your check to “bergenPAC” and mail to:

c/o Development Department
30 North Van Brunt Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

The Performing Arts School

The Performing Arts School provides arts education to students age 3 months to 21 years throughout Northern New Jersey. With classes in all types of performing arts, outreach programs throughout the state, and programming for children with special needs, every donation helps create more opportunities for new artists.