Meet our Teaching Artists!
Our team is composed of highly qualified teaching artists and dedicated educators who are passionate about working with children in the performing arts.
Michelle is a WATCH nominated director and actress. She has performed and directed in the DMV area for the last 10 years. Some of her favorite roles are as Sarah in Ragtime, Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin‘, Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat and Mama Euralie in Once on this Island. Favorite directing roles are for Communicating Doors, Inventing van Gogh, and of course, musically directing Bugsy Malone Jr. here at Children’s Theater of Annapolis.
Trevor Greenfield is a 2011 graduate of Slippery Rock University (Pennsylvania) and holds a K-12 Music Education degree with a concentration in Voice. He currently teaches K-4th grade General Music at Frank Hebron-Harman and Solley Elementary School for AACPS.
He has been singing, performing in plays and musicals, and also playing trumpet for over 17 years. He has been teaching in a public school setting for four years and has directed show choirs, plays, musicals, marching band, private vocal and instrumental lessons, and K-12th grade vocal ensembles. His interests outside of teaching include reading and watching movies and sports. Trevor also served as Music Director for our production of Seussical (2016).
Bobby Hennerberg is a Baltimore based teacher, actor, and fight choreographer. He has been studying Shakespeare and Stage Combat since the 6th grade and is certified in unarmed and single sword combat with the SAFD (Society of American Fight Directors). Fight Choreography credits include: Howard Community College (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Certificate of Merit in Fight Direction), Cradle Theatre Company, Cohesion Theatre Company. He currently works as a teaching artist with several Baltimore theatres including Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and Cohesion Theatre Company.
José de la Mar
José has been an active member of the local theatre scene for many years now. He is a professional actor working on local films, commercials and industrials. The most recent role for José has been that of “stay-at-home dad” to his son, Lucas and daughter, Liana. Theatrically speaking, José has performed with or directed for Do or Die Productions, Spartan Lyrical Society, Bowie Community Theatre, 2nd Star Productions, Musical Artists Theatre, Merely Players, Spotlighters … just to name a few. He has also taught several classes and workshops + directed five shows right here at CTA!
Laura Mueller is a teacher and piano accompanist for the AACPS Performing and Visual Arts Magnet program, where she has music directed Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once on this Island, Urinetown and Into the Woods. Outside of her school schedule, Laura performs frequently with local musicians as a piano accompanist, music directs various children’s theatre pieces, and performs in the pit orchestra for regional theater companies. Laura was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award in 2015 for her music direction of Dani Girl. She most recently music directed Godspell at Infinity Theatre Company.
Megan received her BA in Musical Theatre from James Madison University & has also trained at HB Studios, TVI Actor’s Studio, Broadway Dance Center, plus Joy of Motion Dance Center. She has performed professionally with Equity & regional theaters, as well as many theme parks including Walt Disney World Entertainment, Busch Gardens, & Hershey Park. Performing as a singer & dancer on Norwegian and Commodore Cruise Lines, enabled her to see six out of seven continents doing what she loves to do. Megan has been a spokesmodel and cast in TV/Film spots for FAO Schwartz, Lean Cruisine, & Johnson and Johnson. The past fifteen years she has choreographed and directed for numerous elementary, middle, & high school productions; directed Pippi Longstocking (CTA) plus Beauty and the Beast (Severna Park Middle School & Calverton School), and conducts many masterclasses and workshops for children. Currently she directs & manages her own Musical Theater Company through Design In Motion dance Studio. In her spare time she loves playing with her 3 year old twin boys & continues to have fun with her birthday party business, Curtainup4kids.
Tiffany Shannon has been studying dance & theatre for over 30 years. She has performed professionally in MD & VA by the age of 10. She has trained at Towson University, The Studio Theatre in DC, AACC, Palomar College and CA University in San Marcos. She has performed on many stages and has been teaching voice, drama & dance for the past 15 years.
Emily L. Sergo
Taking a hiatus from a degree in Vocal Performance, Emily has been performing
professionally all over Maryland for the past 7 years. Emily started off playing several instruments and was involved in a variety of instrumental ensembles. She later discovered her passion for singing, participating in audition-only State level choirs and festivals throughout grade school. Emily became involved with CTA while in high school, which propelled her to audition for professional and community theatre companies, such as Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Winters Lane Productions, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, and Colonial Players of Annapolis, to name a few. Emily also teaches voice, accompanies, music directs, and occasionally choreographs around the area.
Gerrad Alex Taylor is a DC/MD/VA based actor, director, and voice and speech coach. He received his BA in Neuroscience from The Johns Hopkins University and his MFA in Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He currently works at several regional theatres throughout the country, continually showcasing various spectrums of theatre as much as he can. He spends the majority of his time directing and teaching with The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis as well as acting with The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company where he is member of their resident acting company (chesapeakeshakespeare.com).
Anwar has been an actor, choreographer, & educator throughout Central Maryland for the past 15 years. He is a Helen Hayes nominee for Best Choreography of a Musical for his work on “The Color Purple” at Toby’s Dinner Theater (2013). No stranger to teaching youth, Anwar served as choreographer for multiple Anne Arundel & Prince George’s County public schools and CCTA (touring & resident group of young theater professionals at Toby’s). Other credits include: Chesapeake Music Hall, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre, 2nd Star Productions, AACC Dance Company, Laurel Mill Playhouse, and Imagination Stage. “Musical Theater has always been one of my passions, but teaching has always been my first love. In my career I have always noticed that to be a great choreographer, you have to be a great educator.” – Anwar Thomas
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