Alexander Diaz is the Director of Arts Education and Outreach at bergenPAC. In his free time, Alexander enjoys producing, directing, being involved in theater, singing, and acting. His “idol” is Andrea Bocelli because the ability to sing and play piano despite being blind is inspiring. Alexander has been performing since he was in 8th grade. He has performed at NJPAC, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theater, Kimmel Center, and at bergenPAC. Alexander’s greatest accomplishment is his daughter, Delilah. He supports the Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund because it gives students opportunities while simultaneously inspiring other students along the way. Alexander believes the involvement and work of so many young people is what makes Englewood Idol “the most electrifying show produced at the bergenPAC!”
Kelli Rabke Agresta is an actress and singer who has worked in plays and musicals such as THE WIZARD OF OZ, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNI-COLOR DREAMCOAT, LES MISERABLES, MACK AND MABEL, PHANTOM, and CHILDREN OF EDEN. She has been a part of numerous TV commercials and voice-overs, and has been the voice of several animated characters. After a while, she left performing and turned her attention to her family. Five years ago, she joined the Board of the BergenPAC, where she helped to develop the Kidz Cabaret series; the beyondMusic program of instrumental lessons in guitar, drums, keyboard and voice; and her personal favorite, MUSIC SPEAKS – an early childhood music education class for kids aged 2 months to 4 ½ years old. She also co-chairs the PAC’s annual fundraising galas and serves on their Executive Committee. Last December, she put together the BEYOND THE STORM concert in order to raise money for the Hurricane Sandy victims. She has been active on the PA at the Elisabeth Morrow School, and lends her time as a Rising Star Evaluator for Paper Mill Playhouse, evaluating high school productions throughout NJ for their annual Rising Star Awards. Kelli is thrilled and humbled to be honored here tonight with these other wonderful stars.