We strive to give children the opportunity to work side-by-side with highly trained teachers passionate about sharing their experiences and spreading a love of the arts through our youth community. All staff are background checked.
Board of Directors
Sarah Kennedy – Artistic Director
Derek & Tara Merrill
Parent Leadership Council
Susan Gaw – Council Chair & Production Operations Manager
OPEN – Community Outreach
OPEN – PR & Marketing
OPEN – Fundraising
OPEN – Box Office Coordinator
OPEN – Facilities Assistant
Teaching & Directing Staff
Shalen Espinoza is a Virginia native and has been a Nashville resident for over six years. Taking the stage at just the age of three, acting and singing were her prime passions. Professional theatre: Centipede in James and the Giant Peach, Assorted Characters in A Seussified Christmas Carol, and production designer of [title of show]. College theatre includes: Eve in Children of Eden, Jenny in Big Fish: The Musical, Katherine Wiley in Radium Girls, and Norando the Great/Parrot in The King Stag. High school theatre: Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and Florence in The Curious Savage. She is excited about teaching this year and is looking forward to a season of new collaborations!
Morgan Underwood is a Maury County native who began her life onstage at the tender age of six. A product of local community theatre, Morgan’s love for the stage lead her to Middle Tennessee State University where she earner her degree in Theatre. She also has an intense love of early childhood education and enjoys combining the two whenever possible