Ms. Kimberly Hume, HSA – Teaches with a passion for our youth, and a desire for every child to reach their fullest potential. With many years of teaching experience she understands how important it is that children feel encouraged and motivated to always do their best, and to achieve their dreams.
Ms. Judy Thompson, Guilford College – In addition to her teaching and corporate experience, Ms. Judy brings a focus in Theater Arts training. She is excited about being a part of the Drama Kids International staff, and has a true desire to make a lasting difference in the lives of her students.
Katie has over 15 years of performance and technical experience in children’s and community theatre. In 2003, she graduated from Auburn University with a bachelors degree in Theatre with a focus in Theatre Administration. Since then, Katie has excelled in her career as a marketing professional while also setting aside time to raise her family. Katie is overjoyed to be involved again in children’s theatre and is especially thrilled to be a part of the Drama Kids team!
Matthew Sara is a professional actor, having started from Southern Guilford High School and worked on theatre companies, such as “Livestock Players,” “High Point Community Theatre” and “Shared Radience.” Some of his acting work ranges from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Macbeth,” “Stephen Sondheim’s Company,” and “West Side Story.” Matt was featured in both “The Hunger Games” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
Caitlin is thrilled to be returning to Drama Kids and continuing with inspiring kids to get up, speak up, and have some fun! Originally from Delaware, she has relocated to Greensboro after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from UNCG in 2015. With nearly 8 years of involvement with the performing arts, Caitlin has incorporated her love of theater and her love of youngsters into one high-energy classroom filled with laughter, confidence boosting activities, as well as the occasional dance party.
Heather is a second year teacher for Drama Kids and she is super excited about teaching youth of all ages this year. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and Dance Minor from East Carolina University. She also has her Early Childhood Credentials for birth to age 5. After graduating college, she promptly married a Marine and proceeded to do two overseas tours in Okinawa, Japan. The bulk of her theatrical experiences come from participating in the local community theatre group, POPs.
She starred in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, assistant directed Disney’s Aristocats Kids and The Wizard of Oz, as well as directed an adaption of Snow Queen. Her love for teaching began when her now 1st and 4th graders were born. She has also been a substitute teacher overseas as well as for Guilford County, but she truly loves sharing the world with around her through the lens of drama!
Anna Gormley is currently a Theatre Education student at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is very excited to be starting her first year with Drama Kids! Originally from Charlotte, Anna grew up performing at her school, different musical theatre companies at Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts, and with the Student Theatre Guild at Theatre Charlotte.
With her involvement in community theatre, she has also had the opportunity to work with, and teach children theatre through classes and summer camps. Through her 8+ years performing and her passion for working with children in the arts, Anna is excited to bring what she has learned into the classroom and inspire kids to become more confident in themselves, while also learning about the performing arts.
Hannah Ficklin is a freshman undergraduate at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, pursuing a degree in Elementary Education, hoping to one day teach kindergarten. Hannah has grown up in community theatre, and is thrilled at the opportunity to use the life skills she learned and apply them in Drama Kid’s fun and fast paced environment.
Jalila A. Bowie
Jalila A. Bowie (Juh-lee-luh A. Boo-wee) is an American Actor, Director, and ESL/Arts Educator. She currently works as a touring Shakespearean actor and workshop facilitator for Shared Radiance Theatre Company, as a youth theatre educator and director for Drama Kids International, and as an ESL educator for VIPKIDS International. She is a Kansas City Missouri native now residing in the state of North Carolina. Jalila is a Howard University graduate with a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts and a concentration in Acting. She holds professional membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators (NCTAE), and the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
As a teaching artist, she’s also had the unique opportunity to live in China in 2014 & 2015, and travel teaching English Drama in Wuxi, Suzhou, Zhangjiagang, Nanjing, Chengdu, and Shanghai. While there she helped in developing the Educational Theatre Association in China (EdTA China), and coordinating their National Improvisation, Monologue, and Scene festivals in Shanghai. Along with teaching theatre, she also developed and facilitated a private training program for English Speaking and Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA) Competitions. Jalila also helped in promoting, marketing, and developing Enreach KIDS, an English Language Program, as well as serving as a co-author to the Enreach Education Theatre Arts Curriculum manual. She also taught ESL for adults at Longre Education Center.
As an actor, her most recent performances were as the “Ghost of Christmas Present,” in A Christmas Carol with the Phoenix Theatre Company, and as “Esther” in The Sting of White Roses at the North Carolina Black Repertory. Her most memorable performances include “Mama Harris” in Pathway to Freedom at the Snow Camp Outdoor Theatre (noted by The Times News as “…enthralling audiences.”), the “Genie” in Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte (noted by The Charlotte Observer as a “…rollicking portrayal.”). Her next performance will be portraying “Esther” again in The Sting of White Roses for the North Carolina Black Theatre Festival at Hanesbrands Theatre, August 3rd-5th, 2017. She will also be going into production portraying the “College Professor” for the upcoming television pilot Consequences with MOBO Entertainment.
Join our team! Drama Kids is seeking dynamic and fun part time teachers to meet our growing class schedule. Please visit our Contact Us Page and submit your interest.