SPOTLIGHT Kelsey Dahlke Mrs. Dahlke holds a B.A. in Drama from Texas Woman’s University. She taught theatre in public education for six years. She won multiple awards for UIL One Act Play, directed over 20 plays and musicals and her program numbers tripled under her direction. Before teaching, Kelsey worked in professional theatre for 10 years. Sarah Powell Ms. Powell has over 15 years of experience as a voice instructor and arts educator. With her advanced training in vocal pedagogy and years of experience as a performer, she possesses a unique set of skills to help her students reach their goals. She currently maintains a private voice studio in addition to her work as a Teaching Artist with Broadway Dallas and Casa Mañana Studios. Kristal Seid Ms. Seid is a vocal/acting teacher and coach, actor, singer, director and music director with over 30 years of experience. She holds a BFA from Southwestern University in theatre, with a minor in piano and vocal performance and is certified in Somatic Voicework™. ACTING Rebecca Magnus Ms. Magnus has been teaching Theatre for over 15 years and currently teaches at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated with her B.S. in Theatre Education from Ashland University. She has taught at Artisan Theatre Center, the Creative Arts Theatre & School, Theatre Arlington and various private and charter schools. CREATIVE STUDIOS Katie Blanton Ms. Blanton is a graduate of Rider University with B.A.s in Arts & Entertainment Industries Management and Musical Theatre. She has taught and developed curriculum for the Tony-Award winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ. Since starting her career at Casa Mañana at the age of 9, she is thrilled to now be under the Dome as a teacher and administrator. Musical Theatre Dance Audrey Beyersdorfer Ms. Beyersdorfer is originally a Southern Illinois native, but is now a senior frog at Texas Christian University earning her BFA in Musical Theatre. Her most recent productions were Tarzan, Sound of Music, The Little Mermaid and various Theatre TCU shows. Apprentice Penny Maas Ms. Maas has worked as a professional actress, singer and dancer in NYC for 20+ years. She teaches Musical Theatre Performance and Dance at TCU. She is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and an Associate Member of SDC. James McQuillen Mr. McQuillen is a producer, teacher, and musician. His work as a music director includes over 200 productions, 50 cabarets, and 2 recordings. He was the Director of Theatre for Youth at Casa Mañana for the past two years. He is also the Creative Producer of LaTiDo DFW. Merrill West Ms. West is a dancer, teacher and choreographer as well as an adjunct faculty member at TCU. She had the pleasure of being on Radio City Rockettes for eight seasons. West holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU and is a member of the AEA. All Abilities Tina Farquhar Ms. Farquhar is the director of the All Abilities Class and has been so for 20+ years. She was born in Glendale, California, but has lived in Texas for almost her whole life. In her "other" life she is a full time music therapist for Keller ISD and has been so for 26 years. She will be retiring in December. Her favorite things are her family and friends and spending time with them, especially traveling. Jessica Dahl-Colaw Ms. Dahl-Colaw is an educator with over 15 years of experience, including with Dallas Children’s Theater and Dallas Theater Center’s education departments, with Big Thought’s outreach programs, and as a special education teacher. Her love for theater began decades ago when she was cast as a sheep in a children’s production of Charlotte’s Web. She has a MFA from the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently pursuing a drama therapy masters from Lesley University in Boston. Jessica is passionate about serving those in the special needs community and promoting inclusivity in theater.