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More About Us
Who's running this thing anyways?!
Shea Costa- Director
When you are raised attending rehearsals, tech weeks, and performances- it's only fitting that Shea found her passionate career in helping other children do the same. Shea has spent the last 7 years running the DPAC program in Durango, Co--along side Denise Hagemeister, the original founder of DPAC. Prior to that she directed for Hollywood Kids Academy in Las Vegas NV. Teaching for the last 17 years, Shea has caught the "bug" that was embedded in her mother's blood. She studied Music Education at Colorado State University and Theater Education at the University of Northern Colorado.
When she is not teaching theater arts to other children, you can find her at home digging in the dirt, or coloring with her 5 little girls and husband. She also has an extreme obsession with making cupcakes, rainbow sprinkles, and floating on a river or lake.
Her love of children and helping them discover themselves in the arts is the biggest reason she sacrifices many nights to endless rehearsals.
Rachel Spragg is excited to be working with the company that helped her develop her love for performing many years ago. She has been in many productions including, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors, as Audrey, Private Lives, as Sybil, and professionally in Grease, as Patty Simcox. She studied acting in college and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. She is married with 2 adorable baby boys. She enjoys glitter, listening to pop music loudly, and rolos.
JENNIE- ACTING DIRECTOR
Jennie Strader caught the acting bug years ago when she was a shy, awkward kid and found her voice on the stage. She went on to major in Theater Arts in college and has been in many productions through the years. She has also taught children’s community theater classes in Boise, Idaho. During college, she and her husband served up dinner and laughs while they worked together at a dinner theater. But her favorite acting gig of all, has been as a mom pulling shenanigans and reading stories to her 6 children using crazy voices and accents!
She enjoys long, romantic walks down aisles of thrift stores, snooze buttons, and drumstick ice cream cones.
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