MEET OUR STAFF OF DEDICATED, CARING PROFESSIONALS
Kahlee Moore, Youth Program Director
Kahlee has been dancing and performing since the age of three but didn’t discover her love for theatre until she attended college at Point Park University and belonged to their conservatory. After graduating, with her B.A. in Dance Performance, Kahlee performed as a dancer and aerialist on board Holland America Line touring through the Mediterranean and Caribbean. After moving back to Texas she performed two seasons at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and has gone on to Direct the Outreach Program for Woodlawn Theatre Academy. She has been seen in Woodlawn’s main stage productions of Anything Goes and Annie and has choreographed the Youth Programs productions of Bye Bye Birdie, Sound of Music and Woodlawn’s 2019 production of Oklahoma.
Julianna Ramos, Youth Program Administrator
Julianna is currently a student at Northwest Vista College studying for an Associate of Arts degree in Drama. Upon graduation, she plans to transfer to a university to further her studies in theatre, and to receive certification in massage therapy. Julianna has received education and training from institutions such as North East School of the Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, as well as numerous private instructors. She is an active stage performer, musician and volunteer in the San Antonio theatre community. She is grateful for the opportunity to work at the Woodlawn Theatre and to serve young aspiring performers.
sanseria murray, acting instructor
Sanseria is an accomplished playwright, director, and teaching artist with over 15 years of education experience. She has taught at the elementary level as a Speech and Poetry Coordinator and at the high school level as a Theatre and Literacy Teaching Artist. After studying theatre arts in San Antonio and Austin, Sanseria moved to Los Angeles in 2000. While in LA, she started a performing arts school which focused on providing quality arts education to under-served communities. Upon moving back to San Antonio, Sanseria spent two years as the Theatre Arts Facilitator at the Anne Frank Inspire Academy Middle School. Sanseria currently teaches at the Woodlawn Academy for the Performing Arts. Her classes are fun, engaging, and high-energy as students learn the fundamentals of theatre.
NORA MARTINEZ, VOCAL instructor
Nora graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance. For the past 2 years, she has been teaching music at the Woodlawn Academy for their after-school program, Leg Up. She has also vocal directed many summer camps, after-school theatre programs, and also offers private lessons at Woodlawn. She had the pleasure of vocal directing a Disney classic, The Lion King, Bye Bye Birdie, and The Sound of Music: G2K. Nora has recently performed as a leading soloist in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and as Grace Farrell in Annie at Woodlawn Theatre. She was also a royal translator in Aladdin at The Magik.
Chrystal Frost, Dance and vocal instructor
Chrystal studied Vocal Performance at Baylor University under Dr. Robert Best and went on to receive her Bachelors at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Alongside her vocal training, Chrystal has 17 years of formal training in dance. She has competed around the country in various of styles including tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and hip-hop. Her most memorable accomplishment was being selected to perform at the Chicago Rhythm World Tap Festival with master tap dancer and choreographer, Derick Grant. Some of her most memorable roles have been Maria in The Sound of Music, Rapunzel in Into the Woods, and Charity in Anything Goes. Chrystal has been teaching at dance studios around the San Antonio area for four years and is excited to share her knowledge at the Woodlawn Academy.
Madeline Gutierrez, teaching assistant and vocal insructor
Madeline is a recent graduate of Brandeis high school and the Woodlawn Academy. During her years with the Woodlawn Academy, Madeline played lead roles including; Johanna in Sweeney Todd Teen, and Mother Superior in Sister Act Teen. Madeline was also very active in her school’s choir and theater programs. She participated in the region choir auditions, and was a member of the Mixed region choir for two years. She also advanced to the State level of auditions both years for Solo and Ensemble where she received the highest score for her performance. In addition, Madeline participated in the South Texas chapter of the NATS competition where she placed in the finals. Since graduating Madeline has joined our faculty while pursuing a degree in music education. She has been seen on The Public Theater’s stage (formerly known as the Playhouse San Antonio) in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and The Woodlawn Theater’s production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Wizard of Oz. Madeline is a product of the arts education provided by the Woodlawn and is a shining example of a student entering her professional career.
joshua buce, assistant acting director
Joshua hails from the great city of Atlanta, Georgia where he graduated from The University of Georgia with a BA in Digital and Broadcast Journalism. He spent his early career as a multimedia journalist in both TV and online newsrooms which led him to pursue his dream of working for Walt Disney World Entertainment. While there, Joshua was a Tour Guide for Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom. It was an experience of a lifetime! Currently, he works for Pearson Education as an Assessment Consultant. He considers the Woodlawn Theatre to be one of his greatest blessings and truly his second home. His favorite roles he has performed include Lord Farquaad in Shrek, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Leading Male Vocalist in the Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Jesus Christ in Godspell. Joshua has assistant directed two student productions including Bye Bye Birdie & The Sound of Music. He is a valued instructor for The Academy and a private instructor with a primary focus on audition prep and character analysis.