THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL  was created in 1993 to teach children how to stand confidently in the world. Since its inception, thousands of toddlers, kids and teenagers have found a passion for musical theatre and a belief in their own abilities.

Janet Adderley

"If I were a color, I'd be fire engine red!"

Janet Adderley

Broadway and TV Veteran, JANET ADDERLEY, created this amazing place of adventure, learning, and joy in an attempt to teach her shy, young daughter how to be heard. “If I were a color, I’d be fire engine red,” says Adderley, “If my daughter were a color, she’d be lavender.”

“I created THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL to help my lavender girl find her red voice.” The result can be seen in Alana Adderley, who for years has ignited a fire of passion and pride in countless ADDERLEY students.


"If my daughter were a color, she'd be lavender. I created THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL to help my lavender girl find her red voice."

Graduates of THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL have won Tonys, starred in blockbuster movies, and gone on to star as “Young Cosette” on Broadway and “Winthrop” in The Music Man opposite Eric McCormack and Kristin Chenoweth at The Hollywood Bowl. They have performed for Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and have toured with Andrea Bocelli, including a triumphant appearance at the famed Madison Square Gardens. Guest teachers and performers have included Broadway veterans like tony-award winning Marissa Jaret Winokur and Kristin Chenoweth, as well as industry greats like David Foster and Marc Shaiman.

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The story goes on...

Alana Adderley igniting passion and purpose in her students


Janet, a Yale University graduate, has assembled an incredible staff of musical directors, choreographers, voice coaches and accompanists in all 3 ADDERLEY SCHOOL locations.

THE ADDERLEY SCHOOL does much more than teach children how to sing, act and dance. Instructors instill joy and confidence in each child one by one through intimate mentor-ship. Janet adds:

“When a child does a good job, I am thrilled and blessed that the universe has given me great purpose in life, something that fills me with so much pride and joy. Not everybody gets that.”


Janet Adderley, President

Heather Wagner Reed, Vice President

Adrian Resendez ESQ, Secretary

Beverly Dale, Member at Large

Kathy Valentine, Member at Large

Tracy LaQuey Parker, Member at Large

Cheryl Sekel, Member at Large (Parent Member)

Alana Adderley, Member at Large (School Member)


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