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Jordan Harper cannot contain her excitement of becoming the School's new director. Jordan received her Bachelor's and Master's of Music Education from the University of South Carolina. She has worked in public education as an elementary music teacher for four years. During that time, she has music directed Workshop Theatre's summer productions, created an interactive musical after-school program in her district, and began teaching private voice lessons. Jordan enjoys performing as well as teaching and spent time on stage with Workshop Theatre, Town Theatre, and Opera at USC in recent years.


Christine Hellman Christine Hellman is a theatre artist originally from Charlotte NC. Christine graduated from the Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in NYC and has worked extensively in Theatre and Film in New York and the southeast. Having made her home in Columbia, Christine is thrilled to be a part of such a thriving artistic community. Christine most recently appeared in Workshop Theatre's production of Don't Dress for Dinner as Suzette. Other Columbia credits include Some Girls at Workshop (Bobbi), Barbeque (Barbara), The Flick (Rose) at Trustus Theatre, and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) at CCT. Christine is currently working in conjunction with the Harbison Theatre incubator project to produce an original work which will premiere in February 2018. She is so happy to be a part of the Workshop team and looks forward to working and sharing her knowledge and passion with this years talented students!

Katie Hilliger Katie Hilliger is thrilled to bring hip-hop back... yah! A Dance Education graduate of the University of South Carolina Katie is currently the Director of Dance for Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington county. She has spent time involved with incredible dance and performance organizations including The Carolina Coquettes Dance Team, Workshop Theatre, River Bluff High School Dance Teams, River Bluff High School Musical Theatre, and various studios around town. Katie sees dance as an escape and believes in its power to instill confidence, provide cardiovascular exercise, tone the body, and relieve stress. She is excited to recreate an amazing Adult Hip-Hop Community where dancers feel safe and supported while enjoying the incredible art of dance! 


Kayla Machado bio coming.



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