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2017 Summer Class Instructors

           

 

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Megan Hildebrand

(Theatre Academy Director, Kids Co. Acting, Movement for the Actor, Voice Lessons/Audition Coaching)

Megan Hildebrand has been acting since the age of three and has been seen on stages in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Scotland and, currently, DFW. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and Directing from Clemson University and spends her time teaching her craft when not on stage. Megan is thrilled to add her position as Director of the Granbury Theatre Academy for the Granbury Theatre Company to her resume! In this position, she will utilize not only her production and educational expertise but will lead and develop a specialized arts repertoire and all-inclusive programming for the DFW metroplex. As an arts advocate and art therapist, she aims to grow an accessible venue that inspires, educates, serves its community and feeds the creative soul of everyone involved.

Dena Dyer

(Intro to Theatre, Writing & Performing Original Monologues, Voice Lessons)

Dena Dyer is an author, coach, actress, and speaker who enjoys coffee, dark chocolate, and all things literary. She’s been married to a hilarious, talented guy for twenty wonderful years–and two they don’t talk about. Carey and Dena have two creative sons and live in Granbury. When she’s not desperately trying to find her keys or cell phone, Dena enjoys writing articles, essays, scripts, and books. Her dramatic scripts have been published and performed around the world. She’s written or co-written eight books, including Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Married Couples, Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts, Let the Crows’ Feet and Laugh Lines Come, and Mothers of the Bible. Her magazine credits include Family Circle, Parenting, Woman’s World, and Writer’s Digest. Dena’s hobbies are reading, travelling, cooking, and watching British television. She also loves performing (she spent 11 years as a lead actress in two different Texas music theaters), speaking to women’s groups, because it’s about the only girl time she gets! For more info on Dena’s speaking or writing, visit denadyer.com.

Brooke Goodson

(Beginner Tap, Tap, Tap for Adults, Think You Can Dance?, Kids Co. Dance, Dance Lessons)

Brooke Goodson is delighted to be with the Granbury Theatre Academy as a dance instructor. This is Brooke’s 4th semester to be working with the Granbury Theatre Academy. Brooke is a Senior at Tarleton State University where she is studying to become a theatre teacher. Brooke has been dancing since she was very young. Over the past year, Brooke has had the honor of choreographing for Granbury Theatre Company musical productions such as, Mary Poppins, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Hello, Dolly!, and most recently Singin’ in the Rain. Brooke is excited to continue working with all of the students during these weeks to broaden their view of theatrical dance, learn proper dance technique, and challenge each student to always give their best. Most of all, she is ready to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement for her students. Brooke is honored and very excited to continue this journey with every one of her students!!!

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Kayla Hildebrand

(Acting for Introverts, Acting the Song)

Kayla Hildebrand is currently a junior at Texas State University pursuing her BFA degree in Theatre Performance & Production with an emphasis in directing. Although directing is her passion, she is no stranger to other fields when it comes to Theatre. Her previous credits include Forbidden (Playwright/Assistant Director), which premiered at the Granbury Opera House last March, The Marriage of Bette & Boo (Stage Manager), Legally Blonde: The Musical(Technical Team), Enigma (Director), as well as various performance credits. Her favorites include ‘Night Mother, Yesterday’s Window, and Footloose: The Musical. In 2015, Kayla was lucky enough to be accepted into the Walt Disney World College Program where she worked for one of the biggest companies in the world as an attractions and special events cast member. She continues to apply the knowledge she learned from that internship to her artistic (and daily) life and networks within the Orlando area often.

Faith Melton

(Beginner Ballet, Ballet for Adults)

Faith Melton is excited to have concluded her first semester teaching by herself. She has been working at Granbury Theatre Academy since it opened, first as an intern and then as the administrative assistant to the director. Before she began working at the academy, she was a competitive dancer at a Granbury dance studio. She competed in Hip-hop, Jazz, and Contemporary competitions in Dallas each spring and also took Ballet and technique classes on the side. Faith has been dancing since middle school and has been acting since high school. She will be entering her 3rd semester of college in the fall.

Don Shook

(Adult Conservatory, Murder Mystery Players)

Don Shook, past president of the Fort Worth Poetry Society and founder of The Actors Company, is a writer, actor, director, and producer who worked with such stars as Dick Clark, Cybil Shepherd, and Debbie Reynolds.  Formerly with the NBC “Tonight” show and ABC Daytime Television Casting  with Mari Lyn Henry, he has performed in theatre, film and television across the country including opera at Carnegie Hall, New York and as resident performer at Casa Manana Musicals in Fort Worth, Irving Lyric Theatre, and Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.  His musical “A Thorn in the Thicket” was selected by ASCAP to be featured in the Outstanding New Musical Showcase in New York City and was recently produced at the Botanic Garden Theatre in Fort Worth.  He is an award-winning author who has published five novels, five poetry books, an acting handbook “Actors Soup”, and was selected 2009 Senior Poet Laureate of Texas.  Having produced and directed at three theatres in Branson, Missouri, The Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre in Dallas and numerous other theatres nationwide, his company, Don Shook Productions, now and for the past 40 years, offers shows ranging from murder mysteries to musical reviews.  He has taught theatre and music at Texas A&M (Commerce), Temple Jr. College, Duncanville High School, Brookhaven College Dallas, Greenville Jr. High School, and for 4 years as Guest Artist at The Texas Thespian Festival in Dallas and The Texas Theatre Educators Association.  For over 30 years he has conducted The Actors Workshop in Dallas/Fort Worth venues, including Stage West in Fort Worth, and recently taught workshops at The Granbury Theatre Academy.

To register for classes, please go to our Summer Academy Registration Page. If you have questions regarding classes, please email our Academy Director, Megan Hildebrand at academy@granburytheatrecompany.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Row Left to Right

Megan Hildebrand

(Theatre Academy Director/Master Class Series/Voice Lessons/Audition Coach)

Megan Hildebrand has been acting since the age of three and has been seen on stages in Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Scotland and, currently, DFW. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and Directing from Clemson University and spends her time teaching her craft when not on stage. Megan is thrilled to announce her appointment as Director of the Granbury Theatre Academy for the Granbury Theatre Company where she will utilize not only her production and educational expertise but will lead and develop a specialized arts repertoire and all-inclusive programming for the DFW metroplex. As an arts advocate and art therapist, she aims to grow an accessible venue that inspires, educates, serves its community and feeds the creative soul of everyone involved.

Alicia Broadhurst

(Broadway Babies, Little Players, Kidz Company, & Young Artists Acting)

Alicia (Ms. B.), a retired public school teacher, is thrilled to be one of the Granbury Theatre Academy instructors and looks forward to working with multiple age groups.  She has a BFA in theatre and is certified to teach at both the secondary and elementary levels.  Alicia has a varied background in education and has taught in districts both large and small.  Her favorite experiences have been teaching high school theatre in Goldthwaite, her hometown, and elementary theatre (kinder-5thgrade) in Round Rock and most recently Leander.  Ms. B. is excited to share her passion for acting and performance with children.

Domanick Anton Hubbard

(Jazz/Hip Hop, Kid’s Co. Dance, Musical Theatre Dance, Just for Men’s Dance)

Domanick Hubbard is a 2014 Musical Theatre graduate with a minor in Dance from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. While in college Domanick worked for The Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival where he got his professional start. After graduation, Domanick performed for 2 great years at Six Flags Over Texas. This past year he got back into the musical theatre world performing in shows such as: Big Fish as Karl the Giant (Artes De La Rosa), Big River as Jim (Plaza Theatre), Smokey Joes Cafe as Victor (The Jubilee Theatre), Jesus Christ Superstar as an Apostle/Ensemble (Casa Manana) and in Oliver as The Knife Grinder/Ensemble (The Granbury Theatre).  He has choreographed for Six Flags Over Texas, Kids Who Care, Lake Ridge High School, Grapevine Faith, Dickson High School, Oakridge High School, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Honor Show Choir, Granbury Theatre Company and many other places. He is currently serving as the Choreography Director/Dance Academy instructor at the Granbury Theatre Company. He is very excited about this year and can’t wait to see what the future holds. Inspire, Love, and Support.

Dena Dyer

(Creative Writing for the Stage)

Dena Dyer is an author, coach, actress, and speaker who enjoys coffee, dark chocolate, and all things literary. She’s been married to a hilarious, talented guy for twenty wonderful years–and two they don’t talk about. Carey and Dena have two creative sons and live in Granbury.

When she’s not desperately trying to find her keys or cell phone, Dena enjoys writing articles, essays, scripts, and books. Her dramatic scripts have been published and performed around the world. She’s written or co-written eight books, including Love at First Fight: 52 Story-Based Meditations for Married Couples, Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts, Let the Crows’ Feet and Laugh Lines Come, and Mothers of the Bible. Her magazine credits include Family Circle, Parenting, Woman’s World, and Writer’s Digest.

Dena’s hobbies are reading, traveling, cooking, and watching British television. She also loves performing (she spent 11 years as a lead actress in two different Texas music theaters), speaking to women’s groups, because it’s about the only girl time she gets! For more info on Dena’s speaking or writing, visit denadyer.com.

Bottom Row Left to Right

Brooke Goodson

(Little Players Dance, Intermediate Tap)

Brooke Goodson is delighted to be with the Granbury Theatre Academy as a dance instructor. This is Brooke’s 4th semester to be working with the Granbury Theatre Academy. Brooke is a Senior at Tarleton State University where she is studying to become a theatre teacher. Brooke has been dancing since she was very young. Over the past year, Brooke has had the honor of choreographing for Granbury Theatre Company musical productions such as, Mary Poppins, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Hello, Dolly!, and most recently Singin’ in the Rain. Brooke is excited to continue working with all of the students during these weeks to broaden their view of theatrical dance, learn proper dance technique, and challenge each student to always give their best. Most of all, she is ready to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement for her students. Brooke is honored and very excited to continue this journey with every one of her students!!!

Don Shook

(Acting for Adults)

Don Shook, past president of the Fort Worth Poetry Society and founder of The Actors Company, is a writer, actor, director, and producer who worked with such stars as Dick Clark, Cybil Shepherd, and Debbie Reynolds.  Formerly with the NBC “Tonight” show and ABC Daytime Television Casting  with Mari Lyn Henry, he has performed in theatre, film and television across the country including opera at Carnegie Hall, New York and as resident performer at Casa Manana Musicals in Fort Worth, Irving Lyric Theatre, and Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington.  His musical “A Thorn in the Thicket” was selected by ASCAP to be featured in the Outstanding New Musical Showcase in New York City and was recently produced at the Botanic Garden Theatre in Fort Worth.  He is an award-winning author who has published five novels, five poetry books, an acting handbook “Actors Soup”, and was selected 2009 Senior Poet Laureate of Texas.  Having produced and directed at three theatres in Branson, Missouri, The Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre in Dallas and numerous other theatres nationwide, his company, Don Shook Productions, now and for the past 40 years, offers shows ranging from murder mysteries to musical reviews.  He has taught theatre and music at Texas A&M (Commerce), Temple Jr. College, Duncanville High School, Brookhaven College Dallas, Greenville Jr. High School, and for 4 years as Guest Artist at The Texas Thespian Festival in Dallas and The Texas Theatre Educators Association.  For over 30 years he has conducted The Actors Workshop in Dallas/Fort Worth venues, including Stage West in Fort Worth, and recently taught workshops at The Granbury Theatre Academy.

Amber Lanning

(Meisner for Teens:  Becoming a True Actor)

Amber Lanning is an international actress, singer, director, and choreographer. She has a Masters in Theatre from Lamar University and is certified in the Meisner Approach to Acting by the True Acting Institute with Larry Silverberg. Amber has lived and worked as an actress for stage and film in Texas, New York, Oman, Qatar, The Netherlands, and Germany. You might have seen Amber recently as Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors, Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes and Irene in Hello, Dolly! With the Granbury Theatre Company. A major goal for her as an artist and person is to live with authenticity, simplicity, and humanity and to share that passion with her students.

Faith Melton

(Creative Movement)

 

To register for classes, please contact our Box Office at 817-579-0952 during regular box office hours. If you have questions regarding classes, please email our Academy Director, Megan Hildebrand at academy@granburytheatrecompany.org