Sharyl Sutton-Troiani
Drama Kids Owner

I’m Sharyl Sutton-Troiani, the owner/director. I’m excited to launch this critically acclaimed national children’s acting program in South Carolina. As an experienced Charleston County substitute teacher, former network affiliate news anchor, and previous NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Atlanta Northside High School of the Arts student, I understand the power of positive communication skills, confidence, and teamwork. Drama Kids Charleston South offers award-winning, educational, fun programming using copyrighted skits, theater games and improvisational speech prompts. Our hour-long, weekly classes will elevate creative thinking, improve articulation, and inspire polished social skills. Students will never repeat a lesson, and they can start anytime.

Madeline (Maddy) Smith
Drama Teacher (Acting Academy & Take 2)

Madeline Smith joined Drama Kids Charleston South in January 2023. She leads The Acting Academy, multiple creative drama classes and Take2 Sr. Maddy studied at the Florence University of the Arts, carries 14 years of dance experience, speaks Spanish and will graduate from the College of Charleston in May 2023 with a BA in Theatre Performance and International Studies. She’s caring, friendly and very talented. She’s appeared as the lead and principal in films for TTC Media Arts, SCAD and worked on the Netflix set of Outer Banks as an extra. She’s starred in countless musicals including Cabaret, The Addams Family, 42nd Street, Grease and Anything Goes. She is the Vice President of The Charleston Vibes Acapella.

Zoe Sauder
Drama Teacher (KinderKids, LP, UP & Homeschool Classes)

Zoe Sauder, a College of Charleston graduate student in Masters of Theater Education is teaching lower and upper primary creative drama classes. In March, she led the way in launching DKI KinderKids and Homeschool Daytime classes at DK Charleston South. Zoe will be the Lead Instructor for Memminger Elementary downtown in Fall 2023. She has many years of experience in theater performances including these productions: Cabaret, The Lady Demands Satisfaction, The Last Train to Nibroc, and Living Dead in Denmark.