JOSH SASSANELLA was born and
raised in Indiana and fell in the
love with the performing arts at an
early age. After attending Purdue
University in Ft. Wayne Indiana, he
quickly found success as an actor
in numerous theme parks and onboard
major cruise lines.
Since then, Josh has been seen in major musical theatre productions including Mamma Mia! at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Xanadu at Music Theatre Wichita, Rent at Forestburgh Playhouse, the world premiere of High School Musical 2 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and on the first National Equity Tour of Rock of Ages.
Josh was also seen on Broadway in Rock of Ages where he covered numerous leading roles and as swing in the highly controversial production, Spider-man : Turn off the Dark.
His writing, composing, directing, and work as a choreographer has taken him all over the world and after years on the stage, Josh is now thrilled to find a home at ASA, guiding, nurturing, and pushing actors to fulfill their dreams in NYC and abroad.
Josh prides himself on having the experience of working on almost every Equity contract, understanding the arduous steps it takes to build a career in theatre, and using that experience to advise ASA clients to take logical and exciting steps towards all the opportunities show business has to offer.
Ann Steele Agency has proudly represented clients for theatre, film, television, and new media in New York City for over 20 years. ASA clients have worked in major theatre productions such as School of Rock, Beautiful, Harry Potter - And the Cursed Child, The Lion King, Cabaret, Something Rotten, Newsies, The Book of Mormon, Rock of Ages, Motown, Sideshow, Here Lies Love, Jersey Boys, Porgy and Bess, Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark, Billy Elliot, The Producers, Phantom, Wicked, Cats, The King and I, and in numerous films like Run All Night, The Hateful 8, The Sacrament, No Country for Old Men, The World According to Garp, Platoon, West Side Story, and in television shows such as: Chicago Fire, The Marvelous Mrs. Maizel, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Chicago Med, Madam Secretary, House of Cards, Louie, Orange Is the New Black, Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Mozart in the Jungle, Boardwalk Empire, Alpha House, Deadbeat, Forever, Law & Order, The Good Wife, the Ken Burns documentaries, The Sopranos, and As the World Turns to name a few. Ann Steel Agency clients often work at major Regional Theatres, such as: LaJolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Yale Rep, Paper Mill, Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Huntington, Portland Center Stage, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Musical Theatre Witchita, Northshore Music Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, and Westchester Broadway, to name a few.
Aimee was born and raised in Northfield Minnesota where her active community theatre life moved her to Chicago. Upon graduating from UIC in theatre performance, Aimee worked in casting at Steppenwolf Theatre Company while performing around the city of Chicago in such productions as RENT (BrightSide Theatre), Big Fish (Jedlicka Performing Arts), and The Next Thing You Know with Refuge Theatre Project where she served as a company member.
Aimee came to New York to study musical theatre performance with an emphasis in vocal pedagogy at NYU. Her goal is to understand the various vocal techniques and demands required for vocal artists. She graduated from NYU in 2017 with the award for Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to Vocal Pedagogy. Aimee has been performing around NYC and also teaching with the NYC Vocal Studio for the last few years working with and coaching Broadway and recording artists. She knows the ins and outs of the industry and is thrilled to be joining the ASA team.