Amanda Zuckman, Drama Teacher
Amanda dreamed of being on stage since she was a little girl. She received her BA in English, with minors in Drama and Spanish from Trinity University, where she acted in and directed multiple projects. She moved to London, England for her MA in Text & Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and King’s College London, where she worked with award-winning artists to create original productions. She currently works as the Coordinator of Theatre Arts at Trinity University. Amanda loves sharing her passion for performance and children’s education with the Drama Kids program!
Suzanne is from Charleston, S.C. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Theater from the College of Charleston. There, she worked for the Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto and the Robert Ivey Ballet. Suzanne also worked with Disney on Ice and many iconic bands; Rod Stewart, INXS, and Luther Vandross, to name a few. Today, she teaches ZUMBA and Adult Ballet in New Braunfels. “I am so happy to be a part of the DKI family and can’t wait to share my love of the theatre and experience with the children of Comal County.”
Cristina is a resent graduate of the University of the Incarnate Ward. Cristina has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development. Cristina is also an actor and you can see her regularly at the Cameo theatre performing or helping behind the scenes.
Courtney Rodgers is a recent graduate of Belhaven University with BA in Theatre and a minor in Creative Writing. Courtney is an avid traveler and has performed in Germany, Ireland, and Denmark, and taught English in Hong Kong. As a DKI teacher, Courtney hopes to encourage creativity and fun in her students.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Amanda recently moved to the San Antonio area with her husband, Jared, and was excited to begin working for Drama Kids. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. In the DFW area, Amanda enjoyed experiencing theatre in a multitude of ways. To date, she has performed in over 25 productions, including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, and West Side Story. She has costumed Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and In the Heights, acted as both Assistant Director and Acting Coach for 8 productions, including Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, and High School Musical, and has been Assistant Stage Manager for Wizard of Oz and Little Women, among others. She loves working with the Drama Kids of Greater San Antonio and hopes to do so for many years to come!
Samantha Juarez is currently a student at The University of the Incarnate Word. She is majoring in Theatre Arts with a double minor in Psychology and Business. She is pursuing a career in Drama Therapy and Theater Management. Samantha has always enjoyed working with students and has interned at The Playhouse San Antonio for a year. She looks forward to helping students express their creativity and become better public speakers!
My name is Bethany Ratliff and I am so excited to be working with Drama Kids! I am 23 years old and graduated from Texas Tech University (Wreck Em Tech!) with a BA in Psychology and Theatre. I have been heavily involved in community theatre and dance since childhood and continued in the performing arts through high school and college. I fully believe in theatre’s ability to instill self confidence and worth in children, all the while engaging them in a world of fun! I look forward to developing my students.
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.