Our story starts here. 

Teen Angel Project (TAP) is the product of a dream a mother had to establish a group of teenage performers whose mission would be to bring joy to those in need, through song and dance. As a result, a group of like-minded parents whose children are passionate about musical theater met throughout June, July and August of 2012 to incorporate in the state of Maryland under the name “Outreach Song and Dance, Inc.” and to form the necessary legal and business framework for TAP to flourish for years to come.

TAP is a 501(c)(3) public charity program for middle and high school students whose mission is to donate joy to the community through song and dance.

Teen Angel Project is a performance company that consists of an elite group of highly talented students between grades 5 - 12, with a shared passion for performance and musical theater. TAP students are trained with upmost professionalism to master the art of performance through experience and accountability, in an effort to advance their skills as young and aspiring professionals.

 Our performance ensembles, TAP Jr. and TAP Sr., perform up to 4 times each month at various venues, festivals, parades and events within the DC Metropolitan area. They are challenged to learn, rehearse and perform numbers from a wide range of musical genres, such as Vaudeville, to contemporary musical theater, to pop! Our students also learn to quickly master complex choreography that works to accentuate their talents and engage our audiences.

Students are also given the opportunity to perform in our annual studio/black box production, TAPestry, a musical revue with tickets available to families and the general public.


Check out our aspiring stars who inspire lives one performance at a time.

Our Artistic Team

Kaya Harrison;

Artistic Director

Kaya Harrison is native to Washington, DC, where she trained in dance, voice and acting at the Musical Theater Center, Act Two Performing Arts, the DC Dance Collective, and Joy of Motion Dance Center. She graduated from the University of Delaware with a minor in Dance, studying various modern dance techniques and other genres under the direction of Kimberly Schroeder. There, she also directed the student-run Delaware Repertory Dance Company. She has also trained through several programs with Joy of Motion, DC Dance Collective, the Adrian Bolton and Katherine Smith Dance Center, the American College Dance Association and more. Currently, Kaya dances with Errant Movement Dance Company and other independent choreographers in Washington, DC and is the resident dance teacher and choreographer at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD.

Board of Directors

Dan Blitz
Randee Hahn
Cathy Kieserman
Theresa Rodgers
Carmelita Watkinson
Anne Willis
Francesca Winch

Paul Rossen;

musical director

Paul Rossen studied music at the University of Michigan. He is a piano teacher and music director in the area. His last show was the Har Shalom Players’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is so proud to be part of the Teen Angel family and wants to thank the kids and the adults for making it a great experience.

Corporate Officers:

President: Francesca Winch

Vice President: Theresa Rodgers

Secretary: Cathy Kieserman

Treasurer: Dan Blitz

Committee Chairs:

Executive & Finance: Francesca Winch

Membership: Cathy Kieserman

Programming: Randee Hahn

Historian/Photographer: Carm Watkinson

Contracts, IT and Development: Dan Blitz

Communications: Francesca Winch

Property: Anne Willis

Graphic Designer/Photographer: Theresa Rodgers


Email: teenangel@teenangelproject.org

Mailing Address: 

Teen Angel Project
960 Featherstone St.
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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