Additional Programs

Additional Programs Overview

Aviator Sports is excited to expand our programming by partnering with Leif’s Improv & Acting Playhouse and A Blake Tech starting in the fall of 2017 to introduce acting and improv classes and STEM Programming. These new additional programs give even more reason to visit Aviator Sports and Events Center.

Children and Adults who feel the call of the stage and want to see their name in lights can take classes from Leif Riddell of Leif’s Improv & Acting Playhouse. Leif Riddell has appeared in TV shows such as Gotham, Blue Bloods, The Americans and All My Children.

For curious scientific minds, there is STEM programming from A Blake Tech where over the course of 8 weeks children will participate in a variety of fun experiments.

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Creator, founder, and director Leif Riddell is a professional working actor, writer, director, and personal life coach with over 20 years in the film, TV, and entertainment industry.

The Playhouse offers a variety of ongoing or seasonal classes in improvisation, acting, on camera training, scene study, audition / cold reading process, vocals, and movement.The Playhouse encourages and allows students to explore and take chances with their acting and performing. While building confidence and self-esteem, Leif and other actors will walk students through all the outstanding techniques that will help enable them to feel more powerful and comfortable.

Classes that will be offered include:

  • Improv. Acting Classes
  • Audition/Cold Reading Classes
  • Adult Improv Therapy Class


The A Blake Tech STEM Enrichment Program was created when Founder and CEO Anna Blake noticed a lack of STEM programs outside of the school curriculum in Brooklyn and Queens. She has been working in the field of technology since 2005 as a freshman in college. In college, she majored in Biology and worked at the Information Technology Helpdesk for all four years. While at the IT Helpdesk she developed an appreciation for technology and how it can help all aspects of life.

A Blake Tech’s Youth STEM Enrichment Program starting in late September. In addition to hosting the weekly classes at STEM programming from A Blake Tech will become an element incorporated into field trips and After School Programming at Aviator Sports. The weekly class will allow inquisitive young creators to combine Science, Math and Technology to create complex projects like robots, 3D printed inventions.

Additional Programs