Resident Costume Designer

Erin Pennebaker

 

Guest Artist
 

Dance, Choreography, Direction

Faculty

All Academy faculty are working professionals in the theatre and/or film industry

Nora Dlugo

Resident Technical Director

Set Construction, Tech Lab,

Stage Management,

Yesenia Real

Production Stage Manager
Student Liaison

Tech Theatre Instructor,

Office Manager

Derdriu Ring

Guest Artist
VOICE for the Stage,  Audition,
Shakespeare, 
Director

Tom Fulton

Founder of the Academy
Artistic Director

Director, Acting, Shakespeare

Dan Hendrock

Resident Director and Instructor
Acting, Speech, Movement, History, Acting for the Camera, Dialects

Ben Needham

Managing Director

Director of Technical Theatre
Film Instructor, Producer
Manager of Theatre Arts Wing

Erin Pennebaker

Guest Artist
Dance, Choreography, Direction

April Rock
Guest Artist
Costume Instructor
Costume Designer
Wardrobe

Questions for Artistic Director, Tom Fulton:  tom.fulton@chagrinschools.org

 For Administrative Director Ben Needham: ben.needham@chagrinschools.org

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