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.

MICHELLE HARMON BRUNO

Michelle is a WATCH nominated director and actress. She has performed and directed in the DMV area for the last 10 years. Some of her favorite roles are as Sarah in Ragtime, Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin‘, Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat and Mama Euralie in Once on this Island.  Favorite directing roles are for Communicating Doors, Inventing van Gogh, and of course, musically directing  Bugsy Malone Jr. here at Children’s Theater of Annapolis.

ATTICUS COOPER BOIDY

Atticus has a variety of shared passions including direction, stage management, set and lighting design, teaching, and acting. He has served as the resident artistic and technical director at Severna Park Middle School since 2014. Additionally, he has been teaching the acting portion of SPMS’ Drama Camp for the past five years and directing the annual Musical Revue. Past directing credits with CTA include Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr. and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr. Locally, Atticus has directed with 2nd Star Productions, Severna Park Elementary School, Indian Creek Upper School Summer Program, The Colonial Players of Annapolis, Artistic Synergy of Baltimore, Third Wall Productions, and Silhouette Stages.

KATIE GARDNER

Katie is a physical education teacher for AACPS with a passion for the stage. Dance classes at the age of 4 led her to find a home with CTA in 2000. Over the next 7 years with 9 CTA productions to her credit, Katie developed long-lasting friendships and a continued love for the performing arts. Her minor in theatre at Frostburg allowed for formal training and many experiences both on stage and behind the scenes. Since graduating, Katie continues to feed her passion by performing with community theatre groups and local bands. Katie is also her school’s dance club coach and choreographer for a local drama club.

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.

JAMIE MILLER

Jamie has performed and choreographed shows in the DMV area for the last 12 years. She is a WATCH nominated actress and a proud member of the cast of recipients of the Ruby Griffith Award for Best Overall Production of 2016. Some of her favorite roles are Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical, Izzy in Rabbit Hole, and Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie. In “real life”, Jamie works as an Assistant Principal for one of Anne Arundel County Public Schools and is a mom to a Broadway-loving girl, Sophie.

MEGAN MURPHY

Megan received her BA in Musical Theatre from James Madison University & has also trained at HB Studios, TVI Actor’s Studio, Broadway Dance Center, plus Joy of Motion Dance Center.  She has performed professionally with Equity & regional theaters, as well as many theme parks including Walt Disney World Entertainment, Busch Gardens, & Hershey Park.  Performing as a singer & dancer on Norwegian and Commodore Cruise Lines, enabled her to see six out of seven continents doing what she loves to do. Megan has been a spokesmodel and cast in TV/Film spots for FAO Schwartz, Lean Cruisine, & Johnson and Johnson. The past fifteen years she has choreographed and directed for numerous elementary, middle, & high school productions; directed Pippi Longstocking  (CTA) plus Beauty and the Beast (Severna Park Middle School & Calverton School), and conducts many masterclasses and workshops for children. Currently she directs & manages her own Musical Theater Company through Design In Motion dance Studio. In her spare time she loves playing with her 3 year old twin boys & continues to have fun with her birthday party business, Curtainup4kids.

KARAH PARKS

Karah is a graduate from the University of Maryland with a BA in Vocal Performance and a BA in English Language and Literature. She has been doing theatre in the area for over ten years, and is a CTA Alumni. She has served as a Vocal Coach for Severna Park High School’s Rock N’ Roll Revival for two years, and has music directed several youth theatre productions.

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.

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!

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