Camps & Classes

Academy Staff

Meet Your Academy Staff

 

 

All of our teaching artists are adult professional theatre artists who hold current finger print clearance cards. All of our Academy Staff receive in depth trainings in Saftey, EDI (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion), and Classroom Management. Click below to learn more about each of our Teaching Artists.

 

Interested in joining our team? Click here to apply

 

 

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Brianna Fallon

Brianna Fallon (also known as Ms. Bri) is an actor, director, playwright, teaching artist, singer, and musician. She received...

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Thomas J. Underdal

Thomas J. Underdal is an interdisciplinary theatre maker and educator who has worked with Childsplay as a teaching artist since...

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Alex Frost

Alex Frost is joining the Childsplay team this summer for her first year with the academy. An actor, singer, and...

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Alexis Nomorosa

Alexis has been part of the Childsplay ensemble since 2021. She is a Theatre Education student at Grand Canyon...

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Anabel Olguin

Anabel Olguin is ecstatic to be joining the Childsplay community this summer as an Assistant Teacher. Anabel has...

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Bertha A. Cortes

Bertha Alicia Cortes was a teaching artist at Childsplay in 2020 and is excited to be back for this summer session...

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Brenda Batres

Brenda Batres is thrilled to return to Childsplay as a teaching artist this summer! She holds a BA in...

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Cam Oakes (Private Coach)

Cam Oakes has been a part of the Childsplay teaching artist community since 2016 and is always excited to continue ...

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Carol Webb (Private Coach)

Carol Webb is thrilled to be collaborating with the Childsplay Theatre Academy education team! Carol has been a...

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Colter Paden

Colter Paden is thrilled to teach and work with the next generation of actors and performers at Childsplay. Colter has...

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Calli Rasmussen

Calli Rasmussen is THRILLED to join the Childsplay ensemble as a teaching artist in the musical theatre Conservatory...

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Chris Valenzuela (Private Coach)

Chris Valenzuela is an American who was raised in Mexico for most of his childhood. This is his first year working...

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Dylan Prentis

Dylan Prentis is excited to be joining the Childsplay Ensemble this summer. He is a graduate of ASU’s Herberger Institute...

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Emily Burritt (Private Coach)

Emily Burritt is a Phoenix based teaching artist, actor, director and dramaturg. She is excited to begin her third year...

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Ericca Rose (Private Coach)

Ericca Rose has been with Childsplay since 2019. She has a deep passion for working with kids and sharing her knowledge...

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Garrett Hicks

Garrett WR Hicks has been a part of theatre his whole life. Recently, he taught Acting Enrichment courses for the ...

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Jackson Bernreuter

Jackson Bernreuter is excited to be rejoining Childsplay as an Assistant Teacher after helping out as an...

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Jason White

Jason White is an Arizona based director and teacher. Jason is originally from Freeport NY and moved to Arizona with his family when he...

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Kat Bailes

Kat has been performing, choreographing, and teaching in the Valley for over 10 years. She joined the Childsplay...

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Kate Haas (Private Coach)

Kate Haas has been a member of the Childsplay ensemble since 2007. She has taught after-school programs and...

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Kendra Kahl

Kendra Kahl joined the Childsplay teaching team after moving to Tempe to begin her M.F.A. in Theatre For Youth at Arizona...

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Mary Ellen Loose

Mary Ellen Loose joined Childsplay in 1998 as a pianist for the summer workshops. Her involvement led...

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Natalie Earley

Natalie Earley graduated from the Childsplay Conservatory program and moved on to Student Interning with Childsplay...

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Nickela Rooney

Nickela Rooney is excited to be making her AZ teaching artist debut with Childsplay. Previous teaching experience includes...

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Rachel McCabe (Private Coach)

Rachel McCabe joined Childsplay in the summer of 2017 as a Teaching Artist. She has been a professional Singer/Actress for...

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Sarah Chanis

Sarah Chanis is the former resident stage manager at Childsplay where she stage managed nineteen shows over five seasons...

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Sam Updegraff

Sam Updegraff is excited to be joining Childsplay this summer an Assistant Teacher and Teaching Artist...

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Theodore Crowell

Theodore Crowell joined the Childsplay Summer Academy team in 2019 as an intern where he has remained for the past...

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Zoe Tyler

Zoe Tyler (she/her) is a theatre maker and educator from St. Louis, Missouri. Her many roles as a theatre maker include...

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