Teaching Artists


2017 SPRING TEACHING ARTISTS

Julianna Sosa graduated from University of North Carolina School of the Arts after training at CTC School of Theatre. She has worked on many professional stages in Charlotte and New York City. She has been teaching theatre techniques to young adults for the last six years and has also worked in the film industry as a Director. Her last film Silent Magic won a NYC Film Festival and her current film The Bitter Better is currently in post-production. She is thrilled to bring her expertise in the craft, the industry, and the fun of theatre into the classroom.



Mindy Hudson is a graduate of Lees-McRae College having earned a degree in musical theater specializing in dance. Prior to that, she grew up dancing with her home-town studio for over ten years studying tap, ballet, jazz, modern & acrobatics. After falling in love with music & acting too, she began taking voice lessons, acting classes & competed with her high school’s prestigious choral group. She furthered her studies in college, joining LMC’s show choir, award winning clogging team & participating in every musical & dance concert she could. She spent 12 years performing & choreographing all over NC & moved to the Charlotte area in 2013. She played Velma in DCP’s Chicago in June 2015, which got her the Best Actress in a Musical nomination for BroadwayWorld.com’s local Charlotte awards. This is Mindy’s 2nd year directing DCP’s Musical Ensemble where she continues to challenge and excite her students!


 


A native of Durham, NC, Karen Holmes is a studio trained dancer with over 20 years of experience. Her love for the performing arts expanded to musical theater in high school. While attending college at Elon University, she was a captain of her dance team before graduating with a degree in Strategic Communications in 2008. After moving to New York in 2009, she was a dancer and captain for the New York Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders. While with the Jets, Karen had the opportunity to participate in numerous promotional and charity events around the New York/New Jersey area – including appearances for Fox and Friends, the Boomer Esiason Foundation, and local, regional and national television and radio spots for ESPN, CBS, ABC, and NBC. She guest performed with the Broadway casts of American Idiot and Rock of Ages and was chosen as one of eight team members for an international trip to Mexico City to serve as a representative of the New York Jets and the National Football League on a publicity tour for NFL Mexico. After 3 years in New York, the south was calling her home. She now lives in Davidson with her husband, Jeff, and daughter, Annie, and is looking forward to working with the Davidson Community Players!





Nick Asa is originally from the mountains outside Boone and came to Charlotte in 1998 as an IT professional. He has performed in school, community, and professional theatre companies in NC, and in 2004 Nick joined his first improv group, the Pink Turtles. Since then, Nick has taught and performed improv in and around Charlotte since 2004. Given an opportunity by the recent Great Recession, he was able to train in Chicago at The Second City, completing their Improv for Actors Program I & II and Improv Olympic’s Summer Intensive (Levels 1 to 4b). During that time, he was also able to complete a Master’s Degree in Counseling, allowing him to completely change careers and focus more on the relationships that make our lives meaningful, joyful, and, of course, hilarious.






A Michigan native, Annie has over 30 years experience in theater music directing, private piano instruction, musical orchestra performer and church pianist. After her move to Mooresville, NC, she has had the opportunity to perform with theaters such as Theatre Charlotte, The Green Room in Newton, and music director at the Mooresville Children’s Theater and Davidson Community Theater. She is currently the Pianist at Williamsons Chapel United Methodist Church, pianist for the Lake Norman Orchestra and piano instructor for several private individuals as well as continuing her education toward a teaching degree in K-12 music.


Myneesha Miller-King is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Professional Theatre. Myneesha has over 20 years of experience as an actress performing in NC and PA. She is also an educator, house manager, stage director and stage manager. Myneesha's skills also include writing, event planning, singing, poetry, dramaturgy and caring for children.  She is very excited to be joining the Davidson Community Players as the Junior Ensemble Instructor and looking forward to serving our students!


Dr. Wrenn Goodrum received her BFA (Acting) from the University of the North Carolina School of the Arts including ayear studying theatre in London.  She lived and worked in NYC and during her last performance in an Off-Broadway play realized her life mission, ‘teaching and directing youth’.  Dr. Goodrum was the founder and Artistic/Executive Director of the award-winning All Children’s Theatre in Providence, RI from 1987 to 2009.  She received many awards including an honorary Doctorate of Pedagogy from RI College, a RI Foundation ‘Fellowship for Leadership Development’, the Citizens’ Bank & Providence College “VERITAS Good Citizen” Medal for being an unsung hero and citizen in the community, the ‘Key to the City of Providence’from Mayor David Cicilline and the ‘New England Moss Hart’ Award for ‘Mill Girls - Best Production’ of all College, Community and Professional Theatres in the New England Theatre Conference.   She has directed numerous plays for DCP’s including Love Letters, This Property is Condemned and for the Connie Company Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, Paddington Bear, Macbeth, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Tempest.  She is the Artistic Director of ‘Activate Community Through Theatre’, a company that produces plays for youth and teaches youth, intergenerational and senior communities.