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Ellen Dyer Smith, Director, Choreographer

Ellen Dyer Smith is excited to directing at Stageworks Theatre Acting Academy! Back in 2014, Ellen developed a musical theatre program at River Oaks Baptist School where she directed over 120 students each semester in different junior versions of shows. She has also taught jazz, tap, and ballet for River Oaks Dance for 10 years and developed the award winning dance program at Stageworks Theatre's (at that time, Houston Family Arts Center) Academy from 2007- 2012.


Other directing and teaching credits include: Wildfish Theatre, TUTS’ Humphreys School, Main Street Theater, HITS, and AD Players Performing Arts Academy.


As an actress, Ellen has performed regionally at A.D. Players, The Alley Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Main Street Theater,Unity Theatre, Island ETC, UH Children’s Theatre Festival, The Match Theatre, and with Broadway producer Stuart Ostrow and composer Jerry Bock. Ellen holds a B.A. from the University of Houston.

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