Shalen Espinoza (Teacher/Director) 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!