Collette Black, class instructor for Exploring Cabaret, has received awards and citations for excellence in various fields of cabaret including The Manhattan Association of Cabaret's Mac Award, The Nightlife Award and Backstage Bistro Award. Her Off-Broadway directing credits include Take It Easy at The Judith Anderson Theatre, What in the World? The Newsical Revue at The John Houseman Theatre and Our Life & Times at Caroline's on Broadway. Her work has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and Fox TV News. Collette serves as artistic director for Upstairs at Rose's Turn in Greenwich Village.