(Director/Teacher) is the Associate Director for Broadway and the National Tour of Bring it On. She is also the Artistic Director of Impulse Theatre in New York City and the Lead Producer of Wine Lovers LLC. Recent Directing Credits: Wine Lovers (Director, Lead Producer – New York; National Tour), Soul Doctor – The Musical Journey of Shlomo Carlebach (Le Petit Theatre/National Tour 2011), Hope In Chaos (Flea Theatre – Director/Producer), Dirty Pictures (NY Workshop), Oklahoma, Sound of Music (Reagle Players, Massachusetts), All Shook Up (Ogunquit Playhouse – Starring Sally Struthers), Steel Magnolias (Starring Loni Ackerman), The Wedding Singer, Wine Lover, White Noise, Aida (Le Petit Theatre, New Orleans). Selected Credits: Broadway/National Tour/West End: Jersey Boys (Resident Director), Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Associate Director), Walking With Dinosaurs (North American Tour), Dracula, Zhivago, As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Cover Girls. New York: Gentleman’s Wish, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Barrow Group, NY), For the Love Of Christ, The Musical! (Cherry Lane Theatre), Platforms (Theatre at St. Clements), Dancing With Abandon, Inventing Avi Aviv (Abingdon Theatre), Morgan Karr: An Awfully Big Adventure (Joe’s Pub), City of Light (Book/Director), Journey to Jersey Boys, The American Dream, Autophobia, Broadway Spotlight 2005-2007, Where are you going, Where have you been?, A Happy Goy In The Shiva House, The Transfiguration of Benno Blimpie, Secrets of A Soccer Mom (Associate). Regional: Forum, Credo, Sarah Kane’s Blasted and Crave for the Backyard Company and What The Butler Saw for CTWA in Los Angeles. Ms. Ruggiero is currently the Book Writer & Director for Dani Tapper and Phil Benson’s Class Reunion, and Beverly Ross’s City Of Light. She has also written dozens of cabaret and solo shows for Broadway artists and published musicians that have been performed all over the country and on International Cruise Lines. Ms. Ruggiero’s theatrical background has played a pivotal role in her work as an educator and speaker at dozens of universities around the United States including NYU, Yale, Pace, Columbia, Tulane, Loyola, Johns Hopkins and UMass. She has been a Master Class Teacher for many performing arts programs in New York City including Broadway.com, Camp Broadway and The Performing Arts Institute.