Meet our Wonderful Team!
Priscilla Smith (Founder, Director, Teacher) teaches Voice, Musical Theater, and Dance to children and adults. Priscilla has had a passion for teaching and the performing arts since she was a child. She has a diverse background in the Arts and has performed in many musicals on stages across Europe including the Frankfurt Opera house and Playhouse. Priscilla studied Voice and Musical Theater at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory, is a certified Kindermusik instructor and has studied Estill Voice Training. She also enjoyed being a professional Industrial Singer in NYC and has recorded 5 albums ranging from Jazz, Musical Theater, to R&B/ Pop and has worked in NYC as a professional commercial singer. As a member of a Jazz/ Hip Hop Dance company (Jam Crew) in Washington DC, she danced and taught Jazz, Tap, and Funk/Hip Hop for many years through the DARE DANCE program in inner city schools. She has been working with children and adult students for over 15 years as a musical theater, voice, and dance teacher and has been the director of The Annapolis Musical Theater Company for 13 years. She loves working with the individual and class to develop and strengthen their technique and confidence as performers, but most of all she loves bringing joy to people of all ages through the magic of theater.
Ms. Pat (Camp/Class Manager and Parent Liaison)
Ms. Pat has been working as a camp manager at the Annapolis Musical Theater Co.'s summer camp for 10 years. She is a retired teacher who taught Language Arts, Reading, and English as a Second Language to all ages of children for 38 years. Having always enjoyed being around children and teaching them, she is so thrilled to be a part of this camp. Watching the kids grow as they dance, sing, act, and participate in set design is such an exciting experience. "We are planning to have another great camp and fantastic final performance this summer. "
Ms. Boo (Summer Camp Set Director and Master Artist)
Ms. Boo has been working as the Set Director at Annapolis Musical Theater Co. for more than 10 years, creating backdrops and stage sets with children. I enjoy the challenge and adventure of each year. "I have spent my entire life as an artist working in different media, including drawing, painting, and sculpture, but these huge projects which fill the stage, give me the greatest satisfaction. " The campers love to work with Ms Boo, getting "in up to their elbows" and losing themselves in the projects. "When it all comes together at the end of 2 weeks it is very exciting and seems miraculous, especially to me."
Ms. Megan (Summer Camp Assistant Director and Teaching Artist)
Megan King is a budding theater artist currently in her Senior year of college studying her craft at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She has been both a student and a staff member for AMTC's summer camp for several years. She was the Assistant Director for Into the Woods, Jr. in 2017 and for Oliver!, Jr. in 2018. This year she will again serve as the Assistant Director and Teacher at camp. She loves showing kids the beauty and wonder of storytelling as well as helping them discover and develop their skills in acting, voice, and dance. Working with these children has inspired her to continue learning her craft in order to spark interest in the performing arts in others. Some of her favorite performance credits include Glinda in The Wiz (AMTC's Summer Camp); Archibald, Earl of Douglass in Shakespeare's Henry IV; and the Bellboy in Titanic the Musical. Some of her backstage credits including working as the Lighting technician for Ile by Eugene O'Neil, the Lighting Designer for The Dancers by Horton Foote, and Stage Crew for The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash. She is very excited to have lots of fun with the children again this summer.
Ms. Shay (Summer Camp Jr. Director)
Shay Hall has been at our camp for seven years and counseling for the past 4 years. Ms.Shay is a recent high school graduate and is attending Mount St mays University in the fall of this year. She loves each and every one of her students. Each year Ms.Shay teaches each of her students how to find their confidence and show their individuality on stage. Ms.SHay herself loves theater and has been dancing for as long as she can remember. AMTC’s summer camp has been a highlight of her summers since she was a little girl. Watching each of her students grow up each year, and finding their place in theater has always been such a rewarding part of the job. She is thrilled for more fun-filled summers at camp!
Mr. John (AMTC Co-owner: Costumes, sound, lights, tech, and set building.)
John is a master of all trades and always loves working with AMTC summer camp. A Mechanical Engineer and lover of all creative endeavors, John has been working with his wife, Priscilla, for over 20 years on all kinds of theater projects for kids. He can be found pinning and sewing costumes backstage, putting body mics on performers, or even building and painting sets. He loves theater and loves working with his family and friends to create a fun learning environment for the community.
Our CIT's. The Counselor In Training (CIT) Program is a mentoring program that allows campers to develop the important skills needed for future education and professional development. Camp would not be the same without our CIT's.