November 21, 2022
Theatre Teacher Cait Hynes Sings at Carnegie Hall
After hours spent preparing students to perform on the Bay Ridge Prep stage, Upper School Theatre Program Director and School Psychologist Cait Hynes recently performed on one of the world’s most famous stages. As a member of the choral ensemble Essential Voices, Ms. Hynes had the opportunity to sing in a special concert with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall on November 18. The show, titled “Broadway Blockbusters” featured well-known songs from Broadway shows along with guest artists from several Broadway shows such as “The Book of Mormon”, “My Fair Lady” and “Phantom of the Opera”.
Ms. Hynes has been involved with theatre companies throughout the five boroughs since childhood and can frequently be found working on productions as a performer, director, and costume designer. She is also the co-founder of a NYC-based performing arts group that uses page-to-stage adaptations as a pathway to promote literacy. In Fall 2022, she was selected as the recipient of the Broadway Teachers Workshop scholarship in honor of her work as a theater educator by the Drama Teacher Academy.
She joined the Bay Ridge Prep community in 2015 as a school psychology intern and permanently joined the team as a school psychologist for the Bridge Program and Upper School theatre teacher/director in 2016. Ms. Hynes completed both her undergraduate and graduate work at Fordham University, holding graduate degrees in Therapeutic Interventions and School Psychology. Her areas of research include executive functioning, school-based supports for LGBTQ+ students, provision of psychoeducational services for low-income non-public schools, and psychoeducational assessment.