Street Theatre Company's ClassAct Dramatics program features year-round opportunities for youth to participate in the arts. We offer classes, workshops, audition opportunities, musicals, plays, and spring, fall and summer break camps for ages 5-18 as well as internship opportunities for teens and college age students looking to gain experience working for a theatre company. The heart behind the founding of our youth program can be discovered in the following Core Values:
- We believe in professional instruction from passionate teaching artists.
- We believe that arts accessibility and affordability are vital.
- We believe in a welcoming and nurturing environment for authentic self-expression.
- We believe in a unique, intelligent production experience designed to develop the whole child.
Erica Lee Haines
Youth Programming Director
Erica Lee Haines is a native of Nashville. She has been Youth Program Coordinator for STC since 2015 and teaching classes since 2010. She worked at Opryland Theme Park as a kid, and knows all about being a performer while still being a kid! After receiving her Bachelor's Degree at Belmont University, she performed with the Broadway tour of “Ring of Fire” and with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She is also part of numerous recording sessions as a performer and casting young voices for the publishing industry receiving several Dove Award Nominations. For the past decade, she has been teaching for universities, area schools, performing troupes, and children’s instruction resources all over the country. She is so excited to mentor and teach STC’s ClassAct Dramatic’s fantastic kids! She makes her home in East Nashville with her husband, daughter, and four-legged fur babies. Visit www.EricaLee.org for more information.