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Instructors

Dixie Coleman

Dixie Coleman has been singing since the tender age of 3. She attended College at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho for two years studying Dance and voice and the performing arts. She toured all around the U.S. with her college singing group called The New Freedom Singers. From there she was on to Brigham Young University for two and a half more years studying more dance but also voice and dancing and touring with the BYU Folk Dance Team.

Since moving to St. Paul with her family she has been a member of the Elk Point Community Choir for 20 years and has been involved in their dinner theatre productions either as an actor or director…sometimes both at the same time.  Playing such parts as Golde (Fiddler on the Roof, twice), Mother Abyss (The Sound of Music), Marilla (Anne of Green Gables), Dolly Levi (Hello Dolly). Dixie has taught vocal lessons in the past and is looking forward to working with the children in this community and at this amazing facility.

 

Lauren Hanna

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Ithaca College in New York, and received her improv training with The Conservatory at The Second City in Toronto, ON. She has performed in regional theatre in New York as well as the Toronto Fringe Festival. Lauren has taught acting workshops for the Sears Ontario Drama Festival in Durham, ON, as well as worked at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto, Centauri Summer Arts in Niagara, ON, and drama for various school boards.  Lauren is an advocate for the Meisner Acting Technique, and is currently working towards becoming a certified Meisner teacher with Playhouse North Acting Studios in Toronto.

When Lauren isn’t teaching or acting herself, she is known to explore the great outdoors with help of her loving husband and black lab! Lauren is a proud apprentice of ACTRA.

 

Udo Mueller

Udo Mueller has taught in St. Paul for the last 25 years. Primarily teaching Music and Band, he has also taught Math and Science. He is a charter member of the Elk Point Community Choir and, for the last 14 years, has been its director. He has been involved with the Elk Point Dinner Theatre productions since its inception 20 years ago both as a performer and as a stage member (sound, lights), and has written the music for 4 of the productions. He continues to perform at public venues outside his school responsibilities and teaches both piano and guitar to interested students.