Anna Kimmell is an actor, educator, and theatre artist from Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Elon University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, she has performed in regional productions at RI’s Theatre by the Sea, CO’s Lake Dillon Theatre, VA’s Mill Mountain Theatre, NC’s Flat Rock Playhouse, AR’s Arkansas Repertory Theatre, GA’s Georgia Shakespeare and Theatre of the Stars, and on The Wizard of OZ National Tour, to name a few. As an educator, Anna specializes in musical theatre, acting, and dance curricula for students of all ages. She served as the Director of Education at Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia, Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, and Flat Rock Playhouse in North Carolina, where she developed and managed year-round theatrical training programs for all ages, designed and led theatre outreach initiatives, and directed and choreographed main stage, black box, and touring children’s productions. In 2022, Anna assumed the role of Director of Education and Engagement at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts in Asheville, North Carolina. Anna has also served as an adjunct and guest professor at Hollins University and the University of Central Arkansas.
Michelle Medina Villalon is an artist and educator based in Charlotte, NC. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre with minors in Creative Writing and Music from Catawba College. She recently directed her self-written work, Mythos, which explores women’s representation in urban myths at Catawba. This production toured to the Southeastern Theatre Conference and was presented at their Fringe Festival in Lexington, KY. Michelle’s writing can also be found at the online arts publication, Cultural Voice North Carolina, where she serves as a journalist for the performing arts scene in the Triad, Charlotte-area, and Western North Carolina. She has taught at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte for the past two years and will be joining them for another summer before starting her work with Wortham in July. She hopes to bring her experiences with devised and experiential theatre and her passion for arts education to her students. Can’t wait to have a “camp-tastic” summer at Wortham!