Courtney Clarke is no stranger to the stage or children. A teacher for over 10 years and a performer for 12, she is so excited to share her love of drama with the children of Delaware. Courtney’s mission is to instill confidence, imagination and a love for art in each and every child involved in Drama Kid Wilmingtons program.
Vicki is so excited to join the Drama Kids family! No stranger to the stage, Vicki has performed in numerous musicals and plays in the Tri-State area. A seasoned dancer and dance instructor she also teaches dance to preschoolers and is a preschool teaching assistant during the week. When not on stage or teaching our wonderful Drama Kids, Vicki enjoys traveling, gardening and dancing.
Maria is a NY/LA transplant, graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (Lee Strasberg Institute). She has worked in various roles in Los Angeles at a major Hollywood studio and talent/literary management companies. Maria couldn’t be happier to join the Drama Kids of Wilmington family.
Christy just received her Master’s Degree in Exceptional Children and Youth with a concentration in Autism and Severe Disabilities. She’s been performing, directing, and stage managing all over the tri-state area for over a decade. In 2014, Christy spent a semester working for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. This summer, she participated in a staged reading of “The Unpredictable Times” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Christy fills her free time working with transitional students with severe disabilities and directing them in a full-length musical also featuring their teachers, paraprofessionals, and peer mentors.
Darby is honored to join the Drama Kids of Wilmington family. Having been involved with singing and dancing and theatre for a good portion of her life, she is passionate about sharing her love of the arts with the children. When not teaching and molding our future, you can find Darby performing with the best cover band around, Philly Jumper.
Gina Olkowski has been an educator since 1987 and acting since 2005. She focuses mostly on community theatre but has also been in an independent film. When not doing those she combines her love of the shore with her business Saltwater and Sand.
Katelyn has been participating in Delaware community theater for over 16 years through various shows, workshops, and recitals. As a Cab Calloway alumni and a previous dance instructor, she is passionate about all aspects of performance and teaching while earning her degree in Elementary Education. Katelyn is so excited to join the Drama Kids family to help kids of all ages build the self confidence they need and foster a love of drama!
Nicole is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development. Before becoming a Twin Mommy, she was a Pre-K teacher. She grew up in the theater world, so becoming part of the Drama Kids family is a dream come true. “I used to help teach a summer theater camp for children and it was my, absolute, favorite ‘job’ ever. I love all things theater, but seeing a child light up on stage with all the confidence in the world is just the bees knees. It is 100% a fairytale that I am honored to be part of.”
Lisa is proud to be a part of the Drama Kids of Wilmington staff. As a professional actress and someone who has worked in education, this was a perfect way to blend together what she loves. She brings such a great spirit to each class that she teaches!
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.