Nora Martinez, Vocal Teacher 
Nora graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor in Music in Vocal Performance. For the past two years, she has been teaching music at the Woodlawn Academy's Leg Up. She has also vocal directed many summer camps, after-school theatre programs, and also offers private lessons at Woodlawn. She had the pleasure of vocal directing the Disney classic, The Lion King, and is excited to add Bye Bye Birdie to her list! Nora has recently performed as a leading soloist in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at WoodlawnTheatre and a royal translator in Alladin at The Magik. She is so proud to be a part of the Woodlawn Team! 
 
 
 
 

Kahlee Moore, Dance Teacher

Kahlee is so grateful to have been given the opportunity to choreograph the Youth Productions of Bye Bye Birdie. She has been dancing and performing since the age of three but didn’t discover her love for theatre until she attended college at Point Park University and belonged to their conservatory. After graduating, with her B.A. in Dance Performance, Kahlee performed as a dancer and aerialist on board Holland America Line touring through the Mediterranean and Caribbean. After moving back to Texas she performed two seasons at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and has gone on to Direct the Outreach Program for Woodlawn Theatre Academy, and was most recently seen in Woodlawn’s main stage production, Anything Goes, as “Purity”. Kahlee wants to thank her friends and family for always supporting her and most importantly she wants to thank God.

 

 

 
 

 

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 the fundamentals of theatre. Last year, she started Now Presenting, a company that provides private acting lessons. 

 

 

Madeline Gutierrez

Madeline Gutierrez is a recent graduate of Brandeis high school and the Woodlawn Academy. During her years with the Woodlawn Academy Madeline played lead roles including; Johanna in Sweeney Todd Teen,  and Mother Superior in Sister Act Teen. Madeline was also very active in her school’s choir and theater programs. She participated in the region choir auditions, and was a member of the Mixed region choir for two years. She also advanced to the State level of auditions both years for Solo and Ensemble where she received the highest score for her performance. In addition, Madeline participated in the South Texas chapter of the NATS competition where she placed in the finals. Since graduating Madeline has joined our faculty while pursuing a degree in music education. She has been seen on The Public Theater’s stage (formerly known as the Playhouse San Antonio) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Woodlawn Theater’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Madeline can be seen this spring on The Magik Theater’s stage in Disney's Aladdin Dual Language Edition in as the role of Princess Jasmine. Madeline is a product of the arts education provided by the Woodlawn and is a shining example of a student entering her professional career.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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