Our Instructors

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Jenn Loudermilk – Artistic Director, Resident Music Director & Vocal Instructor – Jenn is a North Carolina native and a Marietta resident that began studying voice and performing over 25 years ago.  She has several years of experience teaching voice privately as well as music directing at various theatres in the metro Atlanta area. She studied education at East Carolina University and graduated with a degree in Modern Languages and Cultures at Kennesaw State University and is currently a Spanish Teacher at Sequoyah High School.  She has overseen summer drama camps for ages 5-12 and has worked with Cobb Children’s Theatre, Act 3 Productions, Young Actors Playhouse, Marietta Players, Pope High School Drama, CYT of Atlanta and Elm Street Cultural Arts Center to name a few.  She is also a master vocal instructor at Performers Warehouse in Alpharetta, GA.  As her area of expertise is in education, she uses her experience in theatre to help young actors grow and gain confidence with their performance and singing.   Contact Jenn

Cara Jollie – Director, Stage & Production Management – Cara is a resident of Marietta and grew up with theater and has been personally involved in the theatrical community for 15 years. For her first show, she was an understudy for Rizzo and part of the tech crew in Grease. As a young adult, she also appeared onstage in Black Comedy and Competition Piece; both of which won awards in One Act Competitions. After a hiatus in her early 20’s, she returned to theater and quickly gained experience in a multitude of behind the scenes positions. Since then, she has had several years of hands on experience filling the positions of stage manager, props master, set designer, set builder, sound technician, light technician, and production manager for shows with several companies to include: The Dallas Theater in Paulding County, The Marietta Players, Young Actors Playhouse, and Act 3 Productions. Lately, she has worked predominately in children’s theater and loves educating the next generation in this time-honored form of expression and artistry.
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JessieJessie Curtis – Managing Partner – Jessie is originally from Detroit, MI where her love of all things theatre took off while attending and participating in plays and musicals. Stage managing and assistant directing Tartuffe during her college years was her final theatrical contribution – Until now. In addition to her love of the performing arts, she has quite a fondness for her three wonderful kids who seem to have all inherited the acting bug and her incredibly handsome and supportive husband with whom she owns and runs another company.  Jessie looks forward to working with the ever clever Cara and oh-so talented Jenn.  Contact Jessie

 

Dawn Parker – Resident Choreographer – Dawn completed her Bachelor of Science in Dance Education at the University of Georgia in 1993, where she performed with CORE Concert Dance Company, and Non-Stop Dance Company. She is also a graduate of Brenau University with a Master’s Degree in Theatre.  She currently works a the Drama Teacher at McEachern High School.  Dawn’s areas of expertise include Ballet, Modern dance, Gymnastics, and movement classes for children with special needs. Her unique award winning choreography is innovative and artistic.

Daniel Morgan – Directing Assistant, Stage & Production Management,  Set Construction   Daniel has been with From the Top Theatrics from the beginning.  He brings incredible talent not only onstage but behind the scenes as well.  He has performed in numerous productions in his high school years as well as community productions.  Working with From the Top has been an amazing experience and he looks forward to continuing to let his love for the arts make a positive impact on the community.  Contact Daniel

Miranda “Randie” Crowder – Social Media Director, Directing Assistant, Resident Photographer  Randie is a junior at Kennesaw State University majoring in early childhood education, with a plan to teach high school or college drama.  She has been involved in theatre since the age of twelve and developed a passion immediately.  Most of her theatrical experiences include performing onstage, but she also enjoys working behind the scenes.  She serves as an intern specifically working as a graphic designer for From the Top Theatrics.  Contact Randie

 

 Lexie Smith – Directing Assistant/Character Development  Lexie is originally from Mississippi and grew up on the stage.  She’s been passionate about acting since elementary school, and always looked forward to her time in the theater. Lexie graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in accounting, but throughout college, she made time every semester for a production (or two, or three!).  Her favorite role was Queen Gertrude in Shakespeare’s Hamlet! She also started directing, and absolutely fell in love with the idea of working at a children’s theater.  After college, Lexie moved on to work in Orlando, FL at Walt Disney World, where she stayed for two years before moving to Atlanta to fully pursue her career in the film industry.  Since moving to Atlanta last January, Lexie has been involved in several film projects across the metro Atlanta area. She is so excited to have the opportunity to work with From the Top Theatrics!

 

Colby Blick – Stage Manager/Music Assistant– Colby is a freshman at Kennesaw State University studying Music Education. Theatre has been a big part of her life since she was 8 years old, and she is more than happy to be a part of the production team at From The Top Theatrics.