Jenny and John Herndon, Owners
John Herndon has been Acting and doing Stunt Work professionally for over 20 years. He has made a career in many facets of Entertainment including Professional Theatre, Theme Park shows, and Film/Television. You might have seen him in productions such as Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and The Eighth Voyage Of Sindbad at Universal Studios. Some of his film/TV credits include Goosebumps, Furious 7, The Hate You Give, Selma, Alvin, and the Chipmunks: Road Chip, and Gotham.
Jenny Herndon started dancing at the age of 5. Training in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz. She instantly fell in love with Musical Theatre in middle school, performing in her first production of Annie Jr. She began vocal training as a classical vocalist. In high school, she was inspired by her favorite teacher Jennifer Peterson to pursue Theatre as a career. At age 17 she started her professional career singing and dancing at Dollywood. She went on to perform in various Theme Parks and Dinner Theaters in Pigeon Forge Tn. and Orlando Fl. Including Dreamland Drive Inn at Dollywood. The Black Bear Jamboree, High School Musical 2 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Capone’s Dinner Theatre. And she played Cindy Lou Who in Grinchmas at Universal Studios. When Jenny isn’t teaching at On Stage she is busy raising and homeschooling her 4 kids!
John and Jenny moved back to NKY to be closer to family and raise their four kids. Jenny reconnected with Jennifer Peterson (her high school drama teacher) in 2019 and started choreographing and co-directing for performances at her studio Kids On Stage. John and Jenny found a new passion for teaching and shared a vision with Jennifer to bring performing arts to kids in the community! A school they all wished they had as kids. When Jennifer Peterson passed away in early 2021 John and Jenny knew they had to keep the legacy that Jennifer built going. They are so thankful for what creativity and The Arts have brought to their lives and can’t wait to share it with your kids!
Ryann Scott, Instructor
Ryann Scott started her acting career in the basement of her childhood home, where she would direct her siblings in shows she would create and then give herself the lead songs! She is a graduate from the University of Kentucky with a BFA in Fine Arts. While she had a concentration in acting, she also gained experience in directing, stage managing, teaching, and event coordinating for theatre fundraising events. She moved to Los Angeles, California in 2003 where she became a successful fundraising event planner at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. After eight years in California, she came back to Kentucky to be near family and now resides in Burlington with her husband and two children; both of whom attend On Stage classes and camps! She is now into her second year teaching classes at On Stage and loves sharing her experience with kids of all ages. Some of her past works include Proof, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Psycho Beach Party, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress and film credits from Embraced by the Night and False Citizen.
Hope Holman, Administrative Coordinator
Hope (Schroer) Holman has loved being a part of the (Kids) On Stage team for over a decade! She grew up dancing and singing and fell in love with all of the parts of “putting on a show”. She was involved in many productions around the area while growing up, both on and off stage. She earned her Bachelors in Organizational Leadership and Nonprofit Management from Western Kentucky University. While she enjoyed her theater courses, she really loved learning about ways she could support teams of creative people and their dreams. Because of this, it’s an honor to get to assist administratively and creatively here at On Stage. She has worked with the Cincinnati Arts Association for many years in their Front of House and Volunteer departments at The Aronoff Center and Cincinnati Music Hall. She lives in Covington with her husband and loves spending time at his cafe drinking coffee and brainstorming more fun things to do at On Stage!