Faith is delighted to be the director and owner of this fantastic Drama Kids program. Faith is a proud mother to her son, Bradley – and “Drama Mama” to Hillsborough County students for the last 10 years. Faith holds a BA in Education from the University of North Florida where she graduated at the top of her class. She has been involved in theatre for more than 25 years as an actress, director, choreographer and musical director. A certified Florida teacher, she has fifteen years of teaching experience, working with children of all ages. When she found a program that was focused on building confidence, speaking and acting skills in children, Faith knew it was the ideal fusion of her two passions!
Dulcie is excited to be starting her third year on the FL Drama Kids staff. You can find Ms. Dulcie teaching, training, stage managing, directing, and organizing all things Drama Kids. She’s like a theatre ninja! Since the theatre bug bit her in tenth grade, she has been involved in all aspects of productions in high school, college and community theatre. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. Dulcie lives in Brandon with her husband, Dave, son Eli, and daughter, Madeleine. Also at home are dogs Roxie and Stella and cats Charlie and Metro. She loves working with the amazing kids in the Drama Kids program. She feels honored to watch students each week unleash their creativity and imagination in a safe, judgment-free space. Drama Kids Rocks!
Wendy has been in the entertainment world since the tender age of 4 when she first stepped on stage as lead ballerina in a production of Hans Christian Andersen. Her passion and love for theatre and acting started at that moment. Wendy studied drama throughout her education, attending after-school drama classes as well as performing at a drama school through her acting agency. She also achieved her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Northampton, UK in Performance Studies.
Wendy was born in a little village called Marple, which is near Manchester, England. Yes, she supports Manchester United! She now resides in Tampa since 2016 with her Cruise Director Husband, and their beautiful six-year-old daughter and gorgeous newborn daughter. Yes, she supports Buccaneers! and Rays! and Lightning!
One of Wendys’ greatest accomplishments was working in various British television soap operas. Wendy has also worked in a variety of jobs over the years, including – but not limited to – Radio marketing & promotions, Theatre Technician, Video & Film production for local corporations, and Cruise Entertainment Staff for Royal Caribbean. She is now very happy to be part of the family here at Drama Kids and is our Captain of Wow – Our Business Development Manager.
Wendy is very excited to be a part of Drama Kids for Hillsborough County, and would like to welcome you to the family! Let’s go! Woo!
Creative Development Manager/Instructor
Amanda is an actor/social media guru/ the brain to pick if you ever need help being extra creative! She had a wonderful time training in London, England where she received her Master’s Degree in Acting. She loves working with Drama Kids because it is truly where kids can be themselves. During classes, she tries to give students the space to be open, free, and creative. Just as she teaches the students, they teach her new things each class too. You will never master acting (or teaching), you are constantly learning!
Danielle is elated to share her love of theatre with the students of Drama Kids International. Currently attending Valencia College, Danielle is pursuing a Theatre Arts Degree with Minor in Marine Biology. She has been in the theatrical world for over a decade, but her true passion lies within the realm of costume design and construction. Danielle has created wardrobes for productions like “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “The Jungle Book JR.”, “Parade” and many others, as well as for her own collection. Danielle hopes to inspire children to go after their dreams, and that it’s never too late to start chasing them.
Phineas has loved theatre for as long as they can remember- from being on stage in their first show at 5, to directing their first show at
18, they are absolutely passionate about the theatre arts, and are incredibly elated to be part of the Drama Kids family! Phineas
expresses their enjoyment on and off stage both participating in shows, directing, and even trying their hand at writing. They started
their journey as a Drama Kid themself and now is proud to help kids build their confidence and find their love of theatre- just like Drama Kids did for them.
Susanne White has been a proud member of the Drama Kids family for over 5 years. She has always enjoyed being dramatic and making people laugh. Ms. Susanne has 20 years of teaching experience in the classroom. She currently teaches VPK in the morning and drama in the afternoon. She holds a BA in theatre performance and BS in special education from the University of South Florida. Ms. Susanne lives in Seffner with her husband, Michael, daughter, Rory, and two dogs, Baby and Teddy. She loves having a front-row seat to the amazing talent and creativity of the Drama Kids students.
Staci Sabarsky is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a degree in Dramatic Arts. She has been teaching theatre and coaching privately for the past fourteen years. Staci is the Founding Producing Artistic Director for Innovocative Theatre located in Tampa. Florida directing credit highlights include: BLITHE SPIRIT for Stageworks Theater (Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, Critic’s pick, 2016), KEELY AND DU (nominated for Outstanding Production by Theatre Tampa Bay, 2018 and Best Director in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Awards, 2018), COLUMBINUS (Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, Critic’s Pick, 2019 and included in Broadway World’s Best Local Shows of 2019), A SHAYNA MAIDEL, UGLY LIES THE BONE, THANK YOU NOTES, PROOF, and the critically acclaimed DARK VANILLA JUNGLE.
Stephen Ray has been a professional performer in the Tampa Bay area for almost 20 years. A graduate from Florida School of the Arts, he has been involved in every facet of theater from performing to directing, as well as stage managing, tour managing, sound design, production management, and more! Currently, he serves as the production manager for St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival and narrates audiobooks on the side. He believes that the arts are extremely important for developing minds as it builds creativity, confidence, teamwork, and character (as well as just being plain fun). Stephen is married to his wonderful wife, Brandy, and has 4 fantastic kids. Let’s go, Drama Kids!
Christina is excited to be a Drama Kids instructor! She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Furman University in Greenville, SC. She is originally from Tampa but went to New York City to pursue a musical theater career. Her latest accomplishment was performing Off-Broadway as a supporting actress in the musical Molasses in January. She was also a cruise ship stage performer for AIDA Cruises where she rehearsed in Germany and performed in the Canary Islands, Spain, for 9 months. She is happy to be back in her hometown to teach what she loves!
Kiara is an actress and a dancer who loves to share her passion for the arts. Originally from Queens, New York, Kiara came to Tampa, FL to get her degree at the University of Tampa for her BA in Theater. Now, she is very eager to teach for Drama Kids and to start on this new journey.
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.