Pre-Professional Ensemble

STC’s Pre-Professional Ensemble classes allow students to tap into their imaginations by starting a lifelong relationship with theatre. In a nurturing, non-competitive atmosphere, students gain self-confidence while increasing skills in public speaking and cooperation. With concentration on character development, improvisation, and the rehearsal process, Ensemble Classes incorporate theatre games, scene study, and audition techniques for students with all levels of experience. Sessions culminate in a presentation of a play and/or monologues for family and friends.

STC_YOUTH_20140322_123“To be successful on stage requires a strong sense of community, energy and shared expectations. Working together as an ensemble optimizes motivation and promotes the expectation that the actors are all in it together.” -Glass, Meyer, and Rose from “Universal Design for Learning and the Arts”, Harvard Educational Review

For questions, please contact the Education Office at 916-446-7501 ext 116 or education@sactheatre.org.

 

winter ENSEMBLE ACTING CLASSES – NOW ENROLLING!

 

WINTER Ensemble Acting: 1st – 3rd Graders

at Riverside United Methodist Church (803 Vallejo Way, Sacramento CA 95818)
9:00am-10:15am
Saturdays, January 20th – March 10th, 2018.
$180

ENROLL HERE!

 

WINTER Ensemble Acting: 4th – 6th Graders

at Riverside United Methodist Church (803 Vallejo Way, Sacramento CA 95818)
10:30am-12:00pm
Saturdays, January 20th – March 10th, 2018.
$200

ENROLL HERE!

 

WINTER Ensemble Acting: Teen Improv

at Riverside United Methodist Church (803 Vallejo Way, Sacramento CA 95818)
4:30-6:00pm
Mondays, January 22nd – March 19th, 2018.
$200

ENROLL HERE!

 

 

 

FALL ENSEMBLE ACTING CLASSES – CURRENTLY IN SESSION!

2017 Fall Ensemble Acting classes will perform at Curtains Up Fundraiser Show on the evening of November 4th!

 

Ensemble Acting: 1st – 3rd Graders

at Riverside United Methodist Church (803 Vallejo Way, Sacramento CA 95818)
9:00am-10:15am
Saturdays, September 16th – November 11th 2017

 

Ensemble Acting: 4th – 6th Graders

at Riverside United Methodist Church (803 Vallejo Way, Sacramento CA 95818)
10:30am-12:00pm
Saturdays, September 16th – November 11th 2017

 

Ensemble Acting: Teen Improv

at Riverside United Methodist Church (803 Vallejo Way, Sacramento CA 95818)
4:30-6:00pm
Mondays, September 18th – November 6th 2017

 

 

Meet our instructors:

Michele Hillen-Noufer, Education & School of the Arts Director

Michele Hillen-Noufer, M.Ed., AEA, SAG is the Education Director for Sacramento Theatre Company (STC) and oversees the STC School of the Arts which includes the Young Professionals Conservatory, the Pre-Professional Ensemble, Professional Internship Program, Camp Programs and the School Partnership Program (which she created in 2011.) She is a member of Actors Equity Association as well as SAG/AFTRA. Michele has been working as a professional actor for 25 years doing theatre, film, and television across the country and internationally. She has directed, taught, and choreographed professional theatre, as well as theatre for young people. Michele has a passion for helping young people achieve their goals in the performing arts as well as providing Theatre Arts Education to schools through STC’s School Partnership Program and arts integration during the day. Michele is an arts integration specialist and keeps her skills current by teaching at STC, local elementary schools as well as providing workshops and professional development opportunities for conferences and in-services for Educators. She has been a member of the Sacramento State University’s, Academic Talent Search faculty since 2012.

Sabrina Fiora, STC Camp Program Manager & Teaching Artist

Sabrina Fiora is the Camp Program Manager at STC and a Teaching Artist for several programs offered by STC School of the Arts. She directs elementary school productions in the Sacramento Area, teach arts integrated courses and after-school acting classes under the School Partnership Program and she is the teacher for all the Pre-Professional ensemble classes offered at STC. Sabrina has been a performer for over 25 years, an educator in Theatre Arts for the past 8 years and she holds a BFA in Drama with an emphasis on Performing Arts from Switzerland. She is very passionate about arts education, and she strives to create enriching learning environments for all. Prior to moving to Sacramento, Sabrina worked as a professional actor in Europe and in Russia.