Acting Instructors

Greg Hensley
Greg has been involved in many facets of stage production for the last 30 years.  He is an actor and musician but also has technically designed many children’s and community theater performances (lighting, sound & set design/construction).  Greg has lived in Mooresville since 1993 but also has performed in musicals while living in England, Florida and was in a Broadway playwright premier during the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, SC. Some of Greg’s memorable onstage roles are as follows: “Sir Galahad, Black Knight, King of Swamp Castle” Spamalot Piedmont Players Salisbury NC; “Grown Ralphie”  A Christmas Story, “Boolie Werthan” Driving Miss Daisy and “Mayor George Shinn” The Music Man with Davidson Community Theatre; “Owen Musser”  The Foreigner Mooresville Community Theatre; and “Daddy Warbucks” Annie Lake Norman School of the Arts.  Greg’s technical design experience includes Cinderella; High School Musical and The Wizard of Oz for Pine Lake Preparatory High School Theatre; Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  and Into The Woods Jr. with The Mooresville Arts Council Children’s Theatre and The Odd Couple, The Curious Savage, Dearly Departed and Steel Magnolias for The Mooresville Community Theatre. Greg’s other hobbies include playing guitar, mandolin and piano, singing, DJ’ing weddings and parties and assisting with troop activities for Boy Scout Troop 166 in Mooresville.  He is very excited to share his knowledge of the stage at the Ludmila European Music and Art Academy.

 



Jessica Zingher

Jessica Zingher is thrilled to be working with Ludmilla. A local theatre artist and educator and trained at UNCC and New York University, Jessica's most recent credits include work with The Warehouse, Chickspeare, Opera Carolina,  Davidson Community Players and Charlotte's Off Broadway among others.
 







Holly Haines

Holly is a professional actress and singer living and working in North Carolina. She has most recently been seen around Charlotte with The Dinner Detective and on stage at Carowinds Amusement Park. Other recent roles include Nellie Collins in Floyd Collins, and Anita in the musical 9 to 5. She has also been active in community theatre, performing in shows such as Seussical, A Christmas Carol, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Oliver! She has been teaching acting, music, piano, and writing since 2002. She has worked with Stageworks, teaching writing through theatre in the CMS system. When not on stage or in a classroom, she is usually performing at events as a variety artist, entertaining with skills such as stilt walking, balloon twisting, face painting, and clowning. She is excited to be a part of Ludmila and to help bring the joy of acting to her students.



Jewelean Spiotta

Jewelean is a part-time traveler and full-time educator from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. Jewelean’s teaching career started in 2016 when she moved to Pyeongtaek, South Korea to teach English as a second language. She is currently an Instructional Associate for Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools. Jewelean has extensive experience in acting, scenic design, sound design, directing, costume design, stage-management, technical direction, composition and text analysis. Acting and musical theatre credits include Elly May Clampett, The Beverly Hillbillies and Penny Lou Pingleton, Hairspray. Crew and costume design credits include A Christmas Carol , The Wizard of Oz, and Endgame . Jewelean also has experience writing and producing slapstick comedy shows.





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