OFC Creations Theatre Center

OFC Creations Theatre Center

5.0 (1)
50 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

Entering into our 15th year, OFC Creations (Opportunities For Creativity) continues to enhance the arts throughout the Rochester area for all ages. Through shows, unique events, and educational classes - OFC is committed to giving back to our next generation. In summer 2020, OFC opened a brand new theatre in Brighton, the OFC Creations Theatre Center.

OFC Creations was founded in 2005 by Eric Vaughn Johnson to give community artists an opportunity to push their creative limits. Original OFC artists dabbled in claymation, videography, and music videos. As the group grew, OFC Creations became a formal organization with support from the Rochester community. The group produced live musical theatre productions at Nazareth College, The Rochester Museum and Science Center, Visual Studies Workshop, School of the Arts, The East End Theatre, The Kodak Center, The Century Club, and The Lyric Theatre.

OFC quickly expanded as local elementary schools reached out looking for OFC to run school drama programs. Over time, the school programs expanded with February break and spring break camps, evening classes and lessons, professional workshops, and summer camp program. OFC's educational programs grew alongside our professional adult productions, featuring many of the same teaching artists who work daily with our students.


Today OFC Creations continues supporting the community through partnerships and creative show selections in the Rochester area. OFC offers after school and evening arts programming to private and public schools, opening opportunities to new directors in the Rochester community, touring theatre productions, and performing arts classes. Additionally, OFC partners with the LGBT community each year to present a LGBT+ Show Series, many of the performances benefit organizations like Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. In the summer months, OFC runs the largest theatre summer camp program in Upstate New York: ROC Summer Theatre Experience.

The new OFC Creations Theatre Center (3450 Winton Pl, Rochester, NY 14623), opened in July 2020, is a multi-purpose arts center focused on youth theater education and performances, mounting professional plays and musicals, hosting community events, presenting out-of-town entertainers, and providing much-needed performance space to local arts groups. The center offers classes in acting, singing, and dancing; school field trips and tours; community events; and theater camps during summer and school. 

The theatre has seating for 260, with newly installed and raked theater seats, plus new stage curtains and drapes and a re-designed lobby for community receptions and events. The center is air conditioned, ADA accessible, and has parking for 750 vehicles. 

Looking to take your skills to the next level in the arts?  OFC Creations is proud to have a team of highly-qualified Teaching Artists ready to help bring out the talents in you! In individual lessons, students work privately with their instructor in an area of interest. Areas include: Voice, Piano, Acting, and Dance.

Depending on teaching artist or type of lesson, individual lessons may be conducted in-person following OFC's Fun & Safety Plan or may take place online. ​

Open for ages 7 to 107, one-on-one instruction is available for all students interested in expanding their skills in music, drama, and dance. ​ Private lesson students will perform in a recital twice each year at the OFC Creations Theatre Center. Details on these recitals will be emailed to all enrolled families.

Voice Lessons with Hadley Strelau

Strelau is a Rochester native and has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Nazareth College. No stranger to the stage, she regularly performs as a backup singer for Josh Groban, and has traveled throughout Western Europe as a featured soloist with The Sound of America. Her most notable credits include: Newsies (Katherine Plumber), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Clara, My Love (Clara Wieck), and The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton). Hadley loves teaching students of all ages and focuses on instilling confidence, musicianship, and appropriate technique in the young vocalist.

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Rochester, NY 14623
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5.0

  • Jordan Smith

    Was a wonderful time. Can't wait to go back!



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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Voice Lessons with Hadley Strelau

Strelau is a Rochester native and has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Nazareth College. No stranger to the stage, she regularly performs as a backup singer for Josh Groban, and has traveled throughout Western Europe as a featured soloist with The Sound of America. Her most notable credits include: Newsies (Katherine Plumber), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Clara, My Love (Clara Wieck), and The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton). Hadley loves teaching students of all ages and focuses on instilling confidence, musicianship, and appropriate technique in the young vocalist.


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Private Lesson Tuition Cost:​
30 Min Lesson – $29

45 Min Lesson – $41

60 Min Lesson – $52


How did you get started teaching?

Voice Lessons with Hadley Strelau

Strelau is a Rochester native and has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Nazareth College. No stranger to the stage, she regularly performs as a backup singer for Josh Groban, and has traveled throughout Western Europe as a featured soloist with The Sound of America. Her most notable credits include: Newsies (Katherine Plumber), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), Clara, My Love (Clara Wieck), and The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton). Hadley loves teaching students of all ages and focuses on instilling confidence, musicianship, and appropriate technique in the young vocalist.


What types of students have you worked with?

Open to all ages from as young as 7 up to adult


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Theater Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Stage Performance Training Dance Classes Musical Theater Classes Ballet Classes Singing Lessons Voice Acting Classes Piano Lessons Jazz Dancing Classes Vocal Training Lessons Method Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Theatrical Dance Classes Tap Dance Classes Music Performance Lessons