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 the resident theatre ninja on the FL DK team! You can find Ms. Dulcie teaching, training, stage managing, directing, and organizing all the Drama Kids things. Her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts is 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, Metro, and Celia. She loves to watch students unleash their creativity and imagination in a safe, judgment-free space. Why yes, you can be a princess-robot-superhero-cat!
Wendy studied drama and acting throughout her education, attending after-school drama classes as well as performing at her 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. She now resides in Tampa since 2016 with her Cruise Director Husband, and their beautiful seven-year-old daughter, and gorgeous one-year-old daughter.
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 Ship Entertainment. Wendy is entering her third year with the family here at Drama Kids and is our Captain of Wow!
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.
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!
Katy recently relocated from Maryland to Florida and brings with her over 20 years of acting, choreographing, and directing experience. Katy was trained in Musical Theater at Catholic University in Washington, DC and went on to perform professionally, eventually pursuing her passion in theater instruction. She has experience instructing all ages in various venues, most recently as the choreographer for “Mamma Mia” and as Director for “Seussical.” She is thrilled to be joining the staff at Drama Kids and looks forward to encouraging creative expression within the new talent around her.
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.