Sarah Dolens-Moon is both a teaching artist and the Education Associate at CTM. Before coming to CTM, Sarah was the Education Outreach Coordinator for Waukesha County Museum. During her time in the Milwaukee area, she worked as a director with Milwaukee Youth Theater and as a teaching artist with First Stage Children’s Theatre and Pius Performing Arts Academy. This past year, she became a teaching artist with Overture Center as part of their in-school residency program. Sarah is a WI Certified Teacher in both Theater (K-12) and Elementary Education (1st-8th). Sarah also enjoys spending time with her wonderful family: husband Jason, stepson Dylan, and daughter Penelope.
Sabra Michelle is an award-winning teacher and choreographer with performance and assistant choreography credits for Off-Broadway and regional theatres. She was a featured dancer on Norwegian Cruise Line’s PRIDE OF AMERICA; performed “Steam Heat” on the National tour of THE PAJAMA GAME; danced at President Clinton’s Inauguration in George Faison’s “KING! A Musical Testimony” with Maya Angelou; and plays herself on the BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE LIVE! video (released by Jim Henson/Columbia Tristar), with whom she toured the world for 3 seasons. A native of the Washington, DC area, Sabra received her BFA in Dance from Shenandoah Conservatory. She also trained in London, England, Paris, France, and New York City. Sabra received the “Outstanding Excellence in Teaching” Award from the Governor’s School of Virginia. www.SabraMichelle.com.
Mallory Murphy studied musical theater at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mallory came to Madison a year ago from Central Illinois where she worked for four years at The Little Theatre On The Square. There, she handled a wide range of jobs contributing to the popular theatre's success. Her favorite positions, however, were those that educated young audiences and future performers. Mallory was on a nine month educational tour with TLTOTS performing four different shows for schools including Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!, The Boy Who Cried Bully, The Bully Show, and Rescuing Rapunzel. Following the tour, Mallory stepped into a teaching artist position teaching classes to Pre-K through High School students in drama, improvisation, and musical theater dance. She also lead numerous audition workshops and was a private audition coach to many. Through these positions, Mallory's love for sharing the magic of theater with children really came alive, and she is beyond thrilled to now bring that love and passion to CTM.
Jody Reiss is a professional actress who worked for many years with a small theater company in NYC. She has toured Russia as Sonya in Uncle Vanya with the company & taught theater as well as done residencies in the NYC & tri state area. She's also worked with the Madison Repertory Theater and done community theater as well in Madison. Jody's taught acting and improvisation classes to children & adults of all ages & abilities.
Amy L. Welk is in her 5th year as a teaching artist with CTM. Amy has performed with many Madison area theatres, including CTM, Four Seasons Theatre, Madison Opera, Janesville Armory Dinner Theatre, and Middleton Players Theatre. She was in the 2010 national tour of Cabaret as Fraulein Schneider. Amy is a graduate of UW-Whitewater, with a degree in theatre performance, and attended graduate school at the University of London-Royal Holloway College. She is the director of Bernie's Place, Inc., a UW-Madison childcare center, and lives in Madison with her family.
James Wagner is a theatre artist and educator, who brings years of experience as performer, playwright, director, and teacher to the Children’s Theater of Madison. Mr. Wagoner studied acting at the Conservatories of Carnegie Mellon and Webster Universities. His acting credits include regional theatre, film and television. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Directing, teaching certification credentials for Theatre Arts, K-12, and BA in Playwrighting. Currently, he teaches acting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan Universities (Voice for the Actor, World Cinema, Acting Shakespeare, Directing). He also has recently collaborated with the theatre departments of Middleton High School and Madison Country Day School. His directing credits include: Rock ’n’ Roll, Rhinoceros, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Sweeney Todd, A Raisin in the Sun, The Pirates of Penzance and This is How it Goes.
Tammy Moschea has directed, choreographed, performed and worked as a teaching artist all over the U.S. and in Okinawa, Japan. She has worked in children's theater for over 25 years, collaborating with many arts companies including The Goodman Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Redmoon Theater, Chicago Moving Company, Child's Play Touring Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance, Tapit New Works Ensemble Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre and CTM. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre and Dance from Millikin University.