As one of the teaching artists at Childrens 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 bachelors 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 Ive picked up some tricks of the trade and added my own style.
Summer camp: Im proud to say that I wrote four of the scripts well be using in camp this summer. Each Monday a new set of campers arrive and by Friday weve put together a semi-full scale production with five scenes, seven songs and dances, lights and scene changes.
Rewarding work: Its awesome seeing kids change and grow and accomplish something that they didnt even know they could do.
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