Meet Our Teachers

 

 

Hector Serna, Music Director

Hector is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer. Over the past 7 years, Hector has served as Music Director for numerous productions at The Woodlawn Theatre, and has played Violin and Keyboard for many productions as well. Favorite shows Include: Next to Normal, Memphis, The Rocky Horror Show, Avenue Q, Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar, Annie, Rent, and many others. Hector loves working with the extremely talented students at the Woodlawn APA, and is excited about the growth of the program and the new Academy studio.   
 
 
 
 
 

Miguel Ochoa , Vocal Teacher

Miguel comes to us from the west Texas city of Midland where he played French Horn in the band throughout middle and high school. After graduation, Miguel served six years in the United States Air Force and then attended the University of the Incarnate Word after receiving an Honorable Discharge from the military where he was the president of the university chorale and music minister at the university chapel. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and later a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from UIW. Miguel has been serving as a choir director at various church communities for over 20 years and has been a high school and middle school choir director since 2008. In addition to performances at various theaters around San Antonio, Miguel has made many appearances on the Woodlawn stage in roles such as Usnavi in In the Heights and Juan Peron in Evita. Miguel is thrilled to be part of the Woodlawn APA family and even more excited to share the gift of music with the youth of our community!   
 
 

Sanseria Murray, Acting Teacher

Sanseria studied theatre arts for several years in San Antonio and Austin before moving to Los Angeles in the year 2000. While in LA, she started a performing arts school which focused on providing quality arts education to under-served communities. She is an accomplished playwright, director, and teaching artist. Sanseria has over 15 years of teaching 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. Most recently, Sanseria spent the last two years as the Theatre Arts Facilitator at the Anne Frank Inspire Academy Middle School. Sanseria is thrilled to be joining the team at the Woodlawn Academy. 
 
 
 
 

Darren Dalton, Music Director

Darren Dalton first arrived in San Antonio in the summer of 2001 as the featured soloist in Hollywood Live on Ice at Sea World. The next summer he was cast in Rockin’ at Rockville High as Mr. Peabody and his Fiesta Texas adventure began. During his time at the park, Darren performed, directed, and vocal directed many productions. He performed at the Josephine Theater in Oh Say Can You Swing!, The Playhouse in Route 66, and at the Woodlawn Theater, Spamalot as Sir Robin, and Into the Woods as the Narrator. Pre-2001, Darren performed on several Cruise Ships, National Tours, in NYC, Switzerland, Tokyo and more.   
 
 
 
 
 
*In the interest of maintaing the safety and security of our students, all of our faculty succesfully completed and passed a background check.*