Growing up, my mom always had me in art programs whether it be Art, Dance, or singing. I always had a passion for storytelling. I used storytelling as an outlet for my my emotions. It wasn’t until middle school where I really discovered Theater, and when I did I fell in love. Getting the chance to experience new feelings and express old ones was something I had no clue I was capable of doing. Throughout middle school I learned and grew as a theater artist, and chose to further my learning at Ellington. Everyday I learn something new about myself and the world around me all thanks to the Theater Department.
In the Theatre Department, students aren't just taught how to act. They are taught how to create the stories they want to see. They are given the tools to shape the world around them with their art. Ellington relies on the generosity of parents and donors to ensure that our students receive the highest level of pre-professional training and performance opportunities. Donations enable them to create sets, craft costumes, power technical capabilities, hire additional instructors, and fund classes with Master Acting Teachers like the renowned Professor Vera Katz.