Performing Arts Faculty
Spruce Creek High School
Mrs. Jill Cicciarelli
Director of Theatre
Mrs. Cicciarelli has served as the theatre director at Spruce Creek for the past eight years and has taught in Volusia County for eighteen years. Recent projects include “Chicago”, “Legally Blonde”, “Mamma Mia”, “9 to 5” “The Marvelous Wonderettes”, “We Will Rock You” “Into the Woods”, “Life Below Zero” and ”The Last Five Years”. A graduate from Florida State University, with a BA in Theatre and MA in Theatre from UCF, Mrs. Cicciarelli did the majority of her professional work in London. There she worked in technical theatre for seven years at a variety of West End venues, including The Playhouse, The Old Vic, and the Barbican. She is the proud mother to two amazing children.
Ms. Kelsey Crawford
Director of Choral Activities
Kelsey Crawford is a music educator and performer with a passion for vocal and concert band instruction. Kelsey graduated from the renowned Berklee College of Music (Boston) in 2015 as a vocal principle, with her Bachelors in Music Education and a minor in Psychology; she participated in many ensembles including the Berklee Symphonic Band in which she performed on flute, her primary band instrument. Kelsey also ran the non-profit organization, The Movement @ Berklee, within the Office of Community and Government Affairs. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, she was offered a position to continue the program and oversee a team of work-study students.
Along with her position at Berklee College of Music, Ms. Crawford taught private lessons and ensemble classes at the Bach to Rock School in Boston, while supporting the Scituate Massachusetts Public School’s music and band programs.
During her time in Boston, Kelsey co-wrote, professionally recorded, and released two original E.P.s with the band, Low Key. She traveled and toured with Low Key throughout the Northeast with notable performances at the Vermont Music Festival, Rock the Block Music Festival (Providence), Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), The Red Room (Boston), and countless others.
Ms. Rachel Storm
Director of Dance
Rachel Storms hails from Illinois where her dance career began. She had the honor of teaching for her mentor and childhood dance trainer straight out of college and went on to become the artistic director of the dance program at a local parks and rec department in the suburbs of Chicago. After moving to Southern Illinois, Rachel began her own dance studio, at which she directed and instructed for 10 years. Throughout her 15-year dance career, Rachel has professionally choreographed for various performing groups, weddings, and high school dance teams - successfully taking dance teams to state every year. Rachel believes in creating a supportive and encouraging studio environment in which students can push the bounds of their abilities and accomplish more than they believed they could.