Super Hero Academy is a performing arts academy where children from ages 6 to 16 are taught how to harness the power of performing arts and transform into super heroes. We want to empower children. To help them become independent and open-minded, bold and confident through the development of their skills as performers. Our intensive and diverse program explores the creative process and focuses on acting technique, teamwork, and leadership as they apply to stage, film, and television.
The Academy offers four different classes through which students can nurture their inherent talents as well as discover new gifts they may not have realized yet:
The program duration is 12 weeks, and meets for 4 hours every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the final Saturday, there will be a performance for friends, family and agents in which our students will showcase all they have learned. This presentation is a proud moment for both staff and student as each individual child has his moment to shine.
Super Hero Academy is a safe, inclusive environment conveniently located in the heart of Upper East Side on 76th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.
Meet the Team
Founder & Acting Teacher
Bianca Ilich is one of the most well-known and versatile actresses in Bulgaria. After graduating from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, she began her professional career in Theater and Television. Among her notable theatrical credits: Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale, Look Back in Anger – John Osborne, The Seagull– Anton Chekhov, Dinner for Schmucks – Francis Weber , and Miss Julie- August Strindberg . She is also well-known to the Bulgarian audience from her popular character Super Bianka on the national television prime-time program – “Ivan & Andrey`s Show”. Before coming to the US, she was the TV host of “The Bachelor.”
Shortly after her arrival in New York, she became a student at the Two Year Conservatory Program at the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She has since gone on to direct the musical Don Juan Around the World in 2013 produced by Nantucket Ballroom at The Dreamland Theatre on Nantucket Island. Her production was such a success that she was invited back to direct the 2014 Dreamland production “Mystery on the Orient Express.” In 2015 she directed Nantucket ballroom most ambitious project “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in which the veteran actor John Shea plays the lead role.
Bianca Ilich is also is an experienced acting coach. Her career as a teacher starts at Liverpool Institute Performing Arts. After her graduation at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute NYC she become an assistant for the Young Actors Program for the well known actors and acting teachers Ron Nummi and Mauricio Bustamante.
Every summer she is directing musicals and plays for the Young Actors at the Dreamland Theater on Nantucket.
Singing and Dancing Teacher
Frankie Gallucci is a graduate from Temple University with her BA in Musical Theatre and Acting. Frankie was recently seen as Courtesan in Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s production of The Comedy of Errors and Ado Annie in Theater Workshop of Nantucket’s production of Oklahoma! In Philadelphia, Frankie was seen in the world premiere of The Last Plot In Revenge with Brat Productions and How Green Was My Valley with Main Street Musicals. Further, film highlights include Stomping Ground with Truly Brave Films, The Picture of Dorian Gray with A&B Production starring John Shea and most recently, Altar Rock starring India Eisley.
In addition to her passion for performance, Frankie has a significant amount of experience as a teaching artist and places great value upon working with the next generation of creators. She started her work directing and choreographing for Rhode Island Youth Theater. This summer, in addition to performing with Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Frankie had the opportunity to teach with their educational outreach program, Shakespeare’s Playground. The previous two summers, she worked at Dreamland Film and Performing Arts Center in Nantucket as the Director of the Young Actors Theater Company and Assistant Director/ Choreographer for the MainStage and Senior Company Master Class. In the spring of 2015, as part of a service- learning program through The University of Western Cape, Frankie spent five months in South Africa taking classes and teaching sixth grade at Hlengisa Secondary Primary School in Nyanga. She was able to use art as a vehicle to stimulate conversations about passions, goals, confidence and self-advocacy. Frankie is currently working as an assistant director/ choreographer for Children’s Theatre Company here in NYC! Frankie believes in using art to empower others to question the world around them and open their eyes to their own ability to create change.
Is excited to help SuperHeroAcademy succeed !