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Director of
Arts Education

ArtsBridge Foundation & 

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Atlanta, GA


"Creating the Future Through the Arts"

2019-Present

As the Director of Arts Education at the four-time (2018, 2019, 2020, 2121) Southeast Emmy® Award winning ArtsBridge Foundation at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, my mission is to bridge students throughout the entire state of Georgia to the arts in meaningful, significant, and life affirming ways.

 
 

Primary Duties:

  • Providing vision, oversight, management, and coordination of large scale regional and state-wide arts programming & initiatives throughout the state of Georgia.

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with diverse education and community-based organizations and leaders

  • Marketing and promoting dynamic arts programing & educational activities 

  • Managing and controlling large-scale program budget & team​ 

  • Directing, producing, & managing the annual competition and live television broadcast production of the three time Emmy Award winning Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - aka The Shuler Hensley Awards​​

The Arts:

In Action &

In Community

Georgia High School
Musical Theater
Shuler Awards

Producer & Director

Four-Time Southeast Emmy® Award Winning Production

24 Georgia  Counties Served

Over $18,000 in Student Scholarships

30,000+ People Watched the Live Broadcast

More than 60,000 People Served Since 2009

Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards celebrate excellence in high school musical theater. The Awards are named in honor of actor/singer and Georgia native, Shuler Hensley, winner of the prestigious Tony Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. The program embodies a spirit of camaraderie and celebration for the arts in high schools across Georgia. Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre provides a beautiful, state-of-the-art home for the Shuler Awards. The Shulers are a part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards – The Jimmy Awards® . The televised show won the 2018, 2019, & 2020 Southeast Emmy® Award for "Special Event Live Coverage."

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Field Trips &
Broadway Masterclass Series

Executive Producer

Fieldtrips:

Built in collaboration with leading national arts organizations, field trips to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre expose students to high-quality, educational performances that connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence and the Common Core.


Broadway Series Masterclasses:

Focusing on skill and talent development for both students and educators in the performing arts, these training opportunities include classes led by touring Broadway cast members, and professionals from Atlanta theatre companies. Past masterclasses have included: The Band's Visit, Hamilton, & Wicked

Summer Series: 

Musical Theater Intensive &

Director's Bootcamp

Executive Producer

The Summer Professional Development Series is a two part offering for high school theatre teachers and students--matching them with award winning local and regional artists to support the development of performing arts skills both on the stage and in the classroom.

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Georgia High School Musical Theatre Award Nominations

Celebrating Excellence in High School Musical Theatre Fashioned after Broadway’s Tony Awards, the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards – Shuler Hensley Awards® program celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre.

 

2020
Georgia High School
Musical Theatre Awards

 
 

Salute to Graduating Seniors

In the Zoom Where It Happens_Theatre Industry Panel

This panel provided an opportunity to learn from theatre industry experts about the important tools needed in the transition from high school to working professionally. 2020 graduates recieved expert advice from Tony Award® winning designers, directors, performers, choreographers, talent managers, Broadway performers, directors, and more.

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National Public Radio  

City Lights with Lois Reitzes

interview with Tony Award Winner Shuler Hensley & 

Angela Farr Schiller, PhD

Georgia’s 2020 & 2021 Shuler Awards Go Virtual​

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