Alyssa Duke has been involved in theatre since her elementary school days. Some of her most favorite productions over the years include Godspell, It’s A Wonderful Life, Pride and Prejudice, and Camelot. She is currently working towards her BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Education at the University of North Texas. Alyssa has been working with Artie’s Playhouse since 2011, assistant directing and directing Rumple-Steal-Skin and Charlotte’s Web. She also owns a children’s party entertainment company where she performs as iconic, princess characters. Alyssa is so excited to be joining the Artisan teaching team!
Gina Gwozdz started her dance career as Miss High Kick and Lieutenant Officer of her high school dance/drill team. She continued to study dance over the summers at Broadway Dance Center in New York and in college at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, where she co-founded the Notre Dame Breakdancing Chapter. Since then, Gina has performed for Cirque Dreams Coobrila, Six Flags, and Casa Manana’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Bass read more »
Jennifer Johnson more than anything is a veteran Mom. She loves kids, especially the small ones. She has served as the director of the children’s program in her church congregation for multiple years and has led and directed musical programs and theatrical performances. She has six years of training in dance and theater and more than anything loves to watch the individual growth that comes from the stage and everything around it.
Jennifer has been teaching dance for over 15 years beginning in her home state of Oklahoma and teaching all over the US and Mexico. She has trained as a dancer since the age of three in various forms of dance including ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip-hop, theater dance, improv as well as African, Flamenco and Indian dance. She has studied with artists from all over the world including teachers with Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago, Mark Morris read more »
Mady Malouf is a newcomer to the great state of Texas and the Artisan and couldn’t be more excited! She has always had a love for music and performing. She started with piano at age 3 and later ventured into singing and musical theatre where her love of being on stage really blossomed. Mady recently graduated from the Music Dance Theatre program at Brigham Young University. While studying at BYU, she taught private piano lessons, was on the Vocal Faculty for the Hale Center read more »
Melanie Lewis has a BA in Theatre from Texas Christian University. She earned her teacher certification from the Masters program at University of North Texas. Melanie has taught Theatre for 6-12 grades and 7th grade English for 5 years in public and private schools. She could be seen playing Martha in The Promise in Glen Rose, TX during this time as well. After the birth of her first child, Melanie chose to spend most of the day at home with her three kids, ages 2, 4 and 5. She’s spent the last 5 years of evenings and summers teaching acting and musical theatre classes in area theatres and after school programs. She has directed read more »
Michael Pandolfo has been singing and dancing since the age of seven and has a long history with Artisan Center Theater. From acting, to directing, to teaching, Michael has done it all. Having received classical voice training for ten years, he is currently a member of the Fort Worth Opera Chorus. He has studied dance from a very young age, learning avidly from tap masters Gracey Tune, Eli Holly and Abi Abel. His most recent theatre credits include Anything Goes and Joseph read more »
Natalie has been heavily involved in theater since she was a small child, working virtually every position from acting to technical theater. She received her training from the University of North Texas, KD Studios Actors Conservatory and the La Jolla Playhouse Actors Conservatory in San Diego, California where she studied under former Artistic Director and two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Some of her acting credits include City of Angels and Little Shop of Horrors read more »
Stephanie is thrilled to be teaching Creative Movement as a part of the Artisan Acting Academy team. The bulk of her performing experience has been at Six Flags Over Texas where she has performed in multiple shows including The Big Time Revue, Honky Tonk Christmas, Howl, and Celebrate Texas. This summer she appeared in Artisan’s The Ark as Sariah and in The Epic Theatre’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Miss Dorothy. read more »
Tania is delighted to be back teaching at Artisan Center Theater, where she previously worked full time for three years, as Director of Artie’s Playhouse and the original Director of Artisan’s Acting Academy. She has a BA degree in Theatre from Butler University and an MBA from Indiana University, but her first love is working with children. She has appeared in numerous theatre productions in Illinois, Indiana, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and currently teaches Music and read more »