Carla Sankey, Youth Program Director | Dance Teacher
Carla has been dancing since the age of eight. She trained in San Antonio, attended workshops and competitions across the state, and trained at The Edge Performing Arts Center. For 10 years, she worked as a performer, choreographer, and director for Six Flags and received national recognition for her work. She is a director of Insight Dance Ensemble, a competitive youth dance company. She has choreographed for many local theaters and received several ATAC Globe awards. She has staged theatrical productions and choreographed for concerts, musicals, and competitions for NEISD. She taught at the Joffrey Ballet Workshop alongside internationally acclaimed artists. Most importantly, she is the mother of a wonderful little girl!
Denise Ebarra, Production Design Teacher (Summer Camps)
After working in the field of cosmetology for 11 years, Denise dedicated her skills to advance theatre in the San Antonio community. Initially Denise was a backstage Hair and Wig Stylist and she soon challenged herself further to become a Stage Manager. She found a home at the Woodlawn Theatre, where she began contracting as an Assistant Costumer for academy productions, a summer camp teacher, a Stage Manager, a Backstage Manager and as a prop and wig designer. When the Production Manager position opened up, Denise was the obvious choice and continues to excel in
Nora Martinez , Vocal Teacher
Nora graduated from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas with a degree in vocal performance. Nora has been in both musicals and operas. Although, musicals are her favorite to be a part of! Some credits include Les Miserables, Godspell, HMS Pinafore, and many others!
Sanseria Murray, Acting Teacher
Sanseria is an accomplished playwright, director, and teaching artist with over 15 years of education experience. She has taught at the elementary level as a Speech and Poetry Coordinator and at the high school level as a Theatre and Literacy Teaching Artist. After studying theatre arts in San Antonio and Austin, Sanseria moved to Los Angeles in 2000. While in LA, she started a performing arts school which focused on providing quality arts education to under-served communities. Upon moving back to San Antonio, Sanseria spent two years as the Theatre Arts Facilitator at the Anne Frank Inspire Academy Middle School. Sanseria currently teaches at the Woodlawn Academy for the Performing Arts. Her classes are fun, engaging, and high-energy as students learn fundamentals of theatre. Last year, she started Now Presenting, a company that provides private acting lessons.
Morgan Clyde, Academy Teacher
Morgan has been active in the San Antonio theatre scene for nearly a decade, and has been studying and performing even longer. She holds a BA in Theatre from Harding University, with specializations in Acting, Costume Design, and Stage Combat. You may have seen Morgan in her Woodlawn mainstage performances, such as "Rock of Ages" or "Shrek". She also spends time on other stages around town, in anything from quirky zombie musicals to heavy classical drama. She's even taken on Shakespeare in an award-winning performance of "Taming of the Shrew". And even if you haven't seen Morgan onstage, you've likely seen her work, as she is also known for her extensive fight choreography experience and her many directing credits. She is also a playwright, with two produced plays under her belt.
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