Drama Kids provides remarkable creative drama education for children
and young adults. We are the most popular after school drama program
in the world, and have provided innovative programs to tens of thousands
of children in the USA since 1999.
Annie Oertel , Director/Owner received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education from Ottawa University then returned later to earn her Masters of Arts in ESL Education. She is a certified K-8 Arizona teacher with plenty of years in the classroom. She is passionate about teaching children to be creative thinkers and problem solvers through the use of improvisation. She also enjoys working with children that need a boost of self-confidence and has seen firsthand how that confidence is built within the structure of the Drama Kids curriculum.
As a Drama Kids owner/director in Arizona she passionately shares with students, parents, teachers, and school administrations the “Dramatic Difference” the Drama Kids after-school program can and does make in the lives of students. Annie states, “Having the opportunity to positively impact students’ lives in a way that is non-competitive and free of academic pressures is a dream come true. While everything we teach is going to help improve a student’s academic career and add to their life skills, our lessons are taught in such a fun and fully engaging way, often the students don’t realize all the skills they are acquiring, until they see their school work improve or find themselves a little more confident and/or creative than before.” “This,” she claims, “made the transition from classroom teacher to business owner well worth it!”
Drama Kids Provides
- Imaginative learning experiences that also include occasional fun class performances to enhance the experience.
- Highly qualified and specially trained teachers.
- New creative lessons in each class, proven to be both fun and highly developmental.
- Programs in community centers, schools and other convenient locations.