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Teacher of the Arts

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Teacher of the Arts: Andrea King

By Allison Futterman
Correspondent

As one of the teaching artists at Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Andrea King helps children develop theater skills. With 10 years experience, she has taught a variety of classes and summer camp programs. The programs reach more than 2,300 youth between ages 2-18 and use acting, musical theater and creative dramatics to encourage self-expression and creativity.

Trial by fire: King has a bachelor’s degree in theater, speech and dance from the University of South Carolina, but had no teacher training. “I jumped right in, teaching the way I was taught. Although, along the way I’ve picked up some tricks of the trade and added my own style.”

Summer camp: “I’m proud to say that I wrote four of the scripts we’ll be using in camp this summer. Each Monday a new set of campers arrive and by Friday we’ve put together a semi-full scale production with five scenes, seven songs and dances, lights and scene changes.”

Rewarding work: “It’s awesome seeing kids change and grow and accomplish something that they didn’t even know they could do.”

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