TEACHING ARTISTS

Our team is composed of highly qualified teaching artists and dedicated educators who are passionate about working with children in the performing arts.

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ATTICUS COOPER BOIDY

Atticus Cooper Boidy is a local director and teaching artist who has produced a multitude of productions throughout Maryland. Under the tutelage of Angie Germanos, he began his directing career during his high school years. Teaching credits include:  Indian Creek Upper School summer camps (2018), Stageworkz, Theater in the Park, CTA. Directing credits include: Severna Park Elementary School, 2nd Star Productions, Silhouette Stages, Colonial Players (Neil Simon's Rumors), Severna Park High School (Cinderella Enchanted Edition), CTA (Madagascar JR & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR). Outside of directing, Atticus has worked in multiple theaters for lighting design, stage management, set design, and scenic artistry. 

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ALYSSA COX

Alyssa Cox is an operatic soprano and voice teacher. With a Bachelor and Master's of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and postgraduate study at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, she began teaching at the Oberlin Conservatory in 2005. Currently Alyssa teaches private voice at Voix Vocal Studio, Anne Arundel County's PVA voice program, & CTA. She focuses on the connection of the mind and body while incorporating dramatic connection to text and style, plus an in depth knowledge of anatomy and kinesthetics to free the voice. In addition to her private studio and busy performing schedule, Alyssa is a guest teaching artist AA County's PVA voice program & CTA. Alyssa's success as a teacher stems from her current study under renowned mezzo soprano Elizabeth Bishop, Lorraine Manz at Oberlin, sopranos Costanza Cuccaro and Carol Vaness at Indiana University, private study with pedagogue Joan Patenaude-Yarnell, and having coached with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne. 

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HEATHER HARRIS

Heather discovered her love of theatre at age 6 on the CTA stage in Snow White Goes West. 25 years later, she is honored to be sharing her passion and experiences with another generation of performers. Heather has performed extensively throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia and even for a time at the Disneyland Resort in California. Heather studied musical theatre, voice, and dance at Carnegie Mellon University, AACC, and Suitland High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. She created and runs the musical theatre program for the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks where she also teaches dance.

MARIE HARRISSON
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Marie Harrison holds her BM in Collaborative Piano and is pursuing a dual MM in Harp Performance and Conducting. She actively works in the Mid Atlantic region as an orchestral and solo harpist, an accompanist and coach, and private teacher. Her pianistic accomplishments include subbing and accompanying for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, co-music directing and acting as the staff pianist for the Arena Stage Academy’s Musical Theater Training Company, attending the American Institute for Musical Studies (AIMS) as a collaborative pianist working with vocalists specializing in German lieder in Graz, Austria, and holding the position of Music Director at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Lothian, where she leads and conducts the choir. As she maintains a career as a collaborative pianist, she equally works as a harpist, having acted as principal for both The Catholic University of America and the Annapolis Chorale, subbed for the Capital City Symphony Orchestra, and worked with the Maryland Lyric Opera. She coaches and accompanies for various studios between the middle school and collegiate levels, performs on degree recitals both as a harpist and a pianist, supports young composers, and is kickstarting a career in writing, having made her stage debut with Bel Cantanti Opera Company.

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EMILY L. SERGO

Taking a hiatus from a degree in Vocal Performance, Emily has been performing professionally all over Maryland for the past 7 years. Emily started off playing several instruments and was involved in a variety of instrumental ensembles. She later discovered her passion for singing, participating in audition-only State level choirs and festivals throughout grade school. Emily became involved with CTA while in high school, which propelled her to audition for professional and community theatre companies, such as Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Winters Lane Productions, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, and Colonial Players of Annapolis, to name a few. Emily also teaches voice, accompanies, music directs, and occasionally choreographs around the area.

TIFFANY SHANNON

Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has performed professionally in MD & VA by the age of 10. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. She has performed on many stages and has been teaching voice, drama & dance for the past 15 years.

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GERRAD ALEX TAYLOR

Gerrad Alex Taylor is a DC/MD/VA based actor, director, and voice and speech coach. He received his BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and his MFA in Performance from the University of  Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently works at several regional theatres throughout the country, continually showcasing various spectrums of theatre as much as he can. He spends the majority of his time directing  and teaching with The Children's Theatre of Annapolis as well as acting with The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company where he is member of their resident acting company (chesapeakeshakespeare.com).

BROADWAY CONNECTION

Broadway Connection Teachers are the stars of every Broadway tour, Broadway production, dance company, film, TV show and regional theatre production. They are the most in-demand teachers, choreographers and performers who are excited to educate and inspire performing arts students worldwide. During Broadway Connection Master Classes & Workshops, our teachers share insider information on Broadway shows, help students polish their dancing, acting and singing technique and provide insider advice on training, education and the pursuit of Broadway dreams. Students everywhere can learn their true potential and be a part of the “magic” of Broadway!