ArtsBridge Foundation &
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
"Creating the Future Through the Arts"
As the Director of Arts Education at the three time (2018, 2019, 2020) 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.
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
IN ACTION &
GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL
Producer & Director
Three Time Southeast Emmy® Award Winning Production
24 Georgia Counties Served
Over $18,000 in Student Scholarships
30,000+ People Watched the Live Broadcast
52,232 People Participated 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."
FIELD TRIPS &
BROADWAY MASTERCLASS SERIES
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
MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE &
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.
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.