Drama Kids Charleston South Owner Sharyl-Sutton-Troiana

Sharyl Sutton-Troiani

Owner & Director

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.

Drama Kids CFO Chuck Troiani

Chuck Troiani


Chuck Troiani helped establish Drama Kids Charleston South with Sharyl in May of 2022. Chuck has vast experience in finance, education, and start-up businesses and is a former College of Charleston professor. Chuck graduated with his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State and earned his Master’s in Business from Webster University. He was a nationally ranked wrestler in college, and now he uses that enthusiasm, energy, and passion to inspire all of the Drama Kids students.

Drama & Acting Teacher Madeline

Madeline (Maddy) Smith

 COO/Drama & Musical Theater Teacher

Maddy joined Drama Kids Charleston South in January of 2023. She leads multiple creative drama classes and the Take 2 Musical Theater class. Maddy graduated from the College of Charleston in May of 2023 with a BA in Theatre Performance and a BA in International Business. She studied in Italy at Florence University of the Arts and carries 16 years of dance experience. She’s appeared in many musicals, including Cabaret, The Prom, and The Addams Family, and she’s appeared in films for TTC Media Arts and SCAD and has done extra work for Netflix. Maddy loves sharing her passion for performance art with her students.

Drama & Acting Teacher Ava

Ava Mueller

Drama & Acting Teacher

Ava Mueller joined Drama Kids Charleston South in May 2022. She has helped assist in workshops, summer camps, as well as Lower and Upper Primary classes. She is now the lead teacher for the Lower and Upper Primary classes and Acting Academy. Ava teaches with high energy and encourages the use of creative movement and original vocal ideas. She is a Theatre major and was part of Georgia Southern’s improv troupe; she has been in multiple shows, such as The Addams Family, I and You, Time Flies, Carrie, and The Murder Comedy Mystery of the 1940s.

Drama & Acting Teacher Kaycee

Kaycee Dial

Drama & Acting Teacher

Kaycee A. Dial joined Drama Kids Charleston South in the Fall of 2023. She comes from a military family that is currently based in Columbia, SC. Kaycee is a junior at the College of Charleston studying Theatre and Arts Management. She is passionate about theatre and can’t wait to see you in class!


Drama & Acting Teacher Calder

Calder Featherstone

Drama & Acting Teacher

Calder Featherstone is a junior at the College of Charleston studying early childhood education. Working with children is her passion because they make her laugh every day, so she is super excited to be working with Drama Kids!


Drama & Acting Teacher Kate Yarbray

Kate Yarbray

Drama & Acting Teacher

Kate Yarbray is currently studying performance and technical design at the College of Charleston. She realized her passion for children’s theatre at the Spartanburg Youth Theatre, where she worked for six years. She believes nothing compares to the joy of seeing a child transform through the performative arts. As a member of Drama Kids, she wants to encourage even more children to fall in love with theatre!


Drama & Acting Teacher Ngaa Magombedze

Ngaa Magombedze

Drama & Acting Teacher

Ngaarumbidzwe Magombedze, is a rising junior at College of Charleston, double majoring in Theatre and International Studies. She’s Zimbabwean-American, and has lived in Zimbabwe, studying theatre as well. She has been performing and directing for 6 years, having been seen most recently in Pippin. She has now found a passion for teaching children’s theatre and loves being involved with Drama Kids!


Drama & Acting Teacher Kaylee Phillips

Kaylee Phillips

Drama & Acting Teacher

Kaylee Phillips is a sophomore at the College of Charleston double majoring in Theatre Performance and Arts Management and minoring in marketing. She is currently the marketing lead for the CofC Theatre & Dance department. As the oldest of 4 siblings, she is so excited to combine her life-long love of theatre with her love for kiddos. She has on-stage credits all around the Southeast region, including being awarded the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a play’ in the Charlotte, NC region in early 2022. She also has credits being an extra for HBO. She is very thankful to Drama Kids for giving her the opportunity to introduce the arts to the next generation!


Drama & Acting Teacher Madelyn LaBarge

Madelyn LaBarge

Drama & Acting Teacher

Madelyn (Maddie) LaBarge is a junior at the College of Charleston. She is a Theatre major with a double concentration in Performance and Theatre for Youth. Maddie has grown up doing theatre both in and outside of school. Maddie worked with Showtime Theatre Company up until her high school graduation. She has also interned at Junior Theatre Festival Atlanta for the past two years and started interning at Junior Theatre Festival West in 2024. A fun fact about Maddie is her favorite role she’s ever played was Sven in Frozen Jr! Maddie would like to thank Drama Kids for this opportunity and is so excited for this new chapter!


Drama & Acting Teacher Georgette

Georgette Robinson

Drama & Acting Teacher Assistant

Georgette Robinson was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and is the youngest of four girls. She graduated from Charleston Southern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing with a Minor in Communications. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She came into the education field last year after being a State Certified Pharmacy Technician for over ten years, and the transition has been wonderful. She is excited to work the kids and see the growth!

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