Student productions are intensive performance and training opportunities for motivated and talented musical theater students. Student Productions of the ATMTC Academy complement the Common Core State Standards in English-language arts and mathematics for grades K-12, providing a challenging outlet for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful, professional performers – including self-discipline, teamwork, problem solving, and self-confidence.
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Corey Bales has been the Academy Program Manager at Adventure Theatre for the last 5 years. She holds a degree in theatre and music performance from Sweet Briar College, where her senior thesis project focused on developing and executing a student production opportuntiy to bring the arts to children and teens in the local community. Prior to joining the full time staff at ATMTC, she served as a Teaching Artist, Stage Manager, Director, Choreographer, and Program Manager for various education programs around the DC Metro Area–including Adventure Theatre. Corey has also worked extensively in early childhood education with children under 3 serving as the Director of Childcare at a local church, and spending several years teaching preschool. In addition to her work at Adventure Theatre, she has 12 years experience directing and stage managing student productions from a few different local children’s theatres. A few favorites have been Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, and The Little Princess. In her spare time Corey enjoys reading fairy tales and fantasy, and volunteers to rescue and foster kittens for a few local animal rescue organizations.
Randy Snight is a choreographer, actor, and aerialist living and working in the DC area. Randy has performed in the air, underwater, outdoors with Shakespeare, and within a 40-pound bear suit at the Kennedy Center. He’s taught students all over the DMV, most recently at Ashburton Elementary, Washington Lee High School, Adventure Theater, and the Metropolitan School of the Arts. He earned Dance Performance and Theater Performance degrees from Winthrop University in 2009.