The UMLY Performing Arts Company includes a community theater program and dance company at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA. We are dedicated to teaching and training young performers in the arts. We create a safe and inclusive space, free of judgment or discrimination, where our young actors can be a part of a community.

Meet Our Team

Janelle Brandberg, Senior Director of Youth Programs

Janelle is a graduate of Point Park University where she earned a BFA in Performing Arts with a concentration in Musical Theater. She performed professionally in theaters in Pittsburgh and Chicago before joining the director team at the UMLY ten years ago. 

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Claire Jones, Director of Dance

This is Claire’s eleventh year at the Upper Main Line YMCA School of Dance, she has both a Bachelor of Fine Arts, in dance and a Master of Education, in dance. She has danced professionally for both modern and ballet companies and has taught and choreographed for the past 25 years, including in Beirut, Lebanon, where she spent several years as a master ballet teacher. Ms. Claire oversees the Junior and Senior Dance Companies, as well as the UMLY School of Dance and is looking forward to a great year of dance and performances!

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The UMLY Performing Arts Company is based out of the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, PA.