30 OCTOBER 2019 I LIC COURIER I www.qns.com
BY JENNA BAGCAL
Long Island City resident Maria Sciorillo has loved to
sing, dance and act since childhood.
The Pennsylvania native and former Miss Philadel-phia
trained in the performing arts and recalls develop-ing
an early passion for it. But she noticed her current Queens
neighborhood lacked a space where children could develop that
same love for performing and decided to open Forever Young
School for The Performing Arts, a new boutique studio where
kids could learn the craft in a “loving environment.”
According to Sciorillo, the name Forever Young references
the “special and happiest” times when she remembers falling
in love with performing arts. The studio at 10-63 Jackson Ave.
trains children ages 3 to 10 in ballet, jazz tap, musical theater
and singing, all of which Sciorillo herself professionally trained in.
A NEW LIC BOUTIQUE STUDIO
TEACHES THE PERFORMING ARTS
IN A 'LOVING ENVIRONMENT'