TEAM Idol

Meet the Idol Team!

↓ Idol Emcees ↓

Ehren Layne

Ehren is a 17-year old senior at Dwight Englewood. He grew up with a passion for dancing and being on the stage. Ehren’s dancing abilities range widely being that he was taught many styles of hip-hop, popping, etc. He has trained alongside professionals in the dancing field who he hopes to continue dancing with when he pursues dance in college. He has participated in two Englewood Idols during his high school career and is ecstatic to be performing on the BergenPac stage on last time. Ehren intends to spark the stage with his energy and creativity.

Janae Wilson

Janaé Wilson is a 16-year-old sophomore at Dwight Morrow High School. She loves to be involved in musical productions like the school play Mamma Mia. She has always had an interest in being apart of the behind the scenes crew. The making of a show allows her to express her creativity in arts and crafts and short hand decision making.  She also displays her musical talents in the school choir. Other clubs such as Red Cross, Prosthetics for Change and the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund allow her to make a difference in the world. Outside of school she is a senior Girl Scout working towards her Gold Award and a regular volunteer. She hopes to graduate college and fulfill her dreams of becoming a psychologist. She also wants to continue in stage productions later on in life.

↓ Musical Director  

Lance Talton

Lance Talton is a 19-year-old senior at Dwight Morrow High School. He is also a past semi-finalist contestant of Englewood Idol. He looks up to singers like: Beyonce, Maxwell, and Trey Songz. He plans on becoming a hair stylist and a singer. Lance’s family is his biggest support system and inspires him to accomplish all his goals.


↓ Executive Board of the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship ↓ 

From left to right: Gianna Scarpa, Brianny Alvarenga, Rebecca Reyes & Caleb Kim.

Gianna Scarpa

Gianna Scarpa is a 16-year-old junior at Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood. She has been a member of the John Grieco Scholarship Fund since her freshman year, and now serves as Co-President. Gianna has always been passionate about helping others, music, and film. She absolutely loves being apart of the behind-the-scenes of Idol and, in the future, hopes to secure a career in Film Production.

Brianny Alvarenga

Brianny Alvarenga is a junior at Dwight Morrow High School. Brianny has helped with Idol and has been apart of John Grieco Scholarship Fund since her freshman year. She is currently Co-Vice President of John Grieco Scholarship Fund and has a passion for music, video-editing and bringing together the community.

Rebecca Reyes

Rebecca Reyes is a 16-year-old junior in the Biomedicine Academy. She has been one of the co-presidents of John Grieco Scholarship Fund since her sophomore year, and she loves giving back to her school community by helping organize these events. She enjoys writing, playing tennis, listening to music, and traveling.

Caleb Kim

Caleb Kim is a  junior at the Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood. He is in the Biomedicine Academy and has been helping out with Idol and the John Grieco Scholarship Fund since his freshman year. Caleb is now Co-Vice President of the club and works behind-the-scenes of Idol. He loves helping out and being apart of a show that brings the community together.


↓  Assistant Producer ↓ 

Brianna Christie

Brianna Christie is the assistant producer of the show Englewood Idol. She is a 12th grader at Dwight Morrow High School. Ever since she was a young girl has always had a passion for helping others. When she was offered a position to intern for a non profit organization, she was very excited that she would be able to put her talents to good use. She aspires to work with children who are mentally disabled and make a difference.


↓ Publicity Team ↓ 

Krisna Panchal

Krisna Panchal is a sophomore at the Academies @ Englewood in the Pre-Engineering Academy. She enjoys assisting in getting sponsors for Englewood Idol, helping make decorations and plans for the lobby and other Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund events, and is an active member of the club’s social media outlet, Griecostagram. Her main motive is to brighten up and improve future events to hopefully further the success of the fund effort.

Khushi Panchal

Khushi Panchal is a sophomore at the Academies @ Englewood in the Finance Academy. She enjoys working on social media for the clubs that she takes part in, especially the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Club. Her goal is to promote events such as Englewood Idol and make sure they are successful.  She enjoys being creative and traveling.

Sienna Tu

Sienna Tu is in 10th grade student in the Pre-Engineering Academy. This is her second year helping and organizing englewood idol. Sienna has fun while learning new skills through organizing events like this.

Emilia Bern

Emilia Bern is a determined 10th grader at the Academies @ Englewood. She is in the Law Academy. As one of the many helpers on the publicity team, Emilia helps with anything Ms. Aronson needs.


↓ Producer ↓ 

Judy Aronson


↓ Director ↓ 

Ms. Rochman


↓ House Manager ↓ 

Ms. Jackie “G” Goolsarran


↓ Musical Producer ↓ 

aReJay Ella

This New Jersey singer-songwriter debuted his first album Love Music & You in 2011; a pop-punk love letter that focused on raw energy. In 2014, Feels Like Home shed power chords for acoustic guitar, stronger hooks, and a more vulnerable vocal delivery. Finally, in 2016 SOMNIUM would broaden aReJay’s sonic palette, incorporating strings and an ethereal, dreamy atmosphere. aReJay Ella is now currently working on new music with shimmery pop mastermind, Ryan Mitchell Grey & along with a few talented guests. Visit his website for more updates and be sure to check out his music on all online streaming platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay & much more. (www.aReJayElla.com)


↓ Sound Engineer ↓ 

Miles Egert

Miles Sinclair Egert is a freshman in college and is the Sound Engineer for this year’s Englewood Idol. He fell in love with music at age ten and has been creating music ever since. He records his own music and has participated in a number of open mics. He has participated in Englewood’s Got Talent. Miles is a singer and is currently teaching himself to play piano. He has a passion for Rap and R&B music, and his aspiration is to become a successful musician.


↓ Sound Technicians ↓ 

Steve Sheppard and Wilson Capellan

Carlos Otero


↓ Video Producers ↓ 

Brianny Alvarenga

Brianny Alvarenga is a junior at Dwight Morrow High School. Brianny has helped with Idol and has been apart of John Grieco Scholarship Fund since her freshman year. She is currently Co-Vice President of John Grieco Scholarship Fund and has a passion for music, video-editing and bringing together the community.

Cole Rosenthal

Cole Rosenthal is a sophomore that has been a passionate filmmaker for eight years, indulged in writing, directing, and editing. The video production team has enabled him to work with others and expand his purpose for expressing his ability.

Lorenzo Conslaes

Lorenzo Consales is an ambitious cinematographer that has been making videos for the past five years. As a sophomore, Lorenzo is part of the video production team and he hopes that this will help make a path to becoming a cinematographer in the future.

Teddy Nueva España

Teddy Nueva Espana  is an aspiring junior who has always had a respect and ambition for videography and directing. Being a part of the video production team has let him finally take his abilities and put them to work.


↓ Social Media Director ↓

Khushi Panchal 

 Khushi Panchal is a sophomore at the Academies @ Englewood in the Finance Academy. She enjoys working on social media for the clubs that she takes part in, especially the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Club. Her goal is to promote events such as Englewood Idol and make sure they are successful.  She enjoys being creative and traveling.


↓Webmaster ↓

Daniela Mazzoni

Daniela Mazzoni is a 16-year-old sophomore at the Academies @ Englewood. She is in the Information Systems Academy. Daniela was interested in coding at a young age. In 7th grade she joined a Girls Who Code club where she learned how to code. Now, she is using what she has learned to help and maintain the Englewood Idol website.

↓ T-Shirt Designer 

 Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson is a senior at Dwight Morrow High School. His interests include basketball, drawing and making money. Jason enjoys himself most when he’s listening to music and spending time with his friends