About Breitling Performing Arts
Breitling Performing Arts uses an exciting, creative, educational, and unique drama curriculum that is proven to engage children of all ages to participate and learn. The curriculum builds: Memorization, Concentration, Focus, Nonverbal Communication, Characterization, Confidence, Self Esteem, Creativity, Presence, and Performance Skills. Feel free to browse our website and/or contact us for additional information. The Photos page has pictures of past performances
Producer, Director, Writer.
Annie Breitling began theater in middle school. She continued through highschool and college. She won numerous acting awards including Best Actress at UIL competition. Her favorite roles include Millie in Picnic and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet. From 2009-2010, Annie taught acting classes at Christian Educators Resource Center in Rowlett, Texas. While there, she directed and produced “Clowns’ Play” and “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, with children ages 5-18. In 2010, Annie Breitling founded and started her own Theater in Garland. The theater’s first show, in Spring 2010, was “Peter Pan”, which Annie wrote, directed, and produced. Since then, she has produced and directed over 30 productions, writing two and co-writing two plays. In Summer 2014, Annie wrote, produced and directed her first Feature Film, Mom’s Not Home. She performs in traveling plays in the summer, most recently she played the evil step-mother & the fairy God Mother in Cinderella. Breitling has six children. Her love of children combined with her love of theater has created a balance that cannot be matched! Annie is a Board Director, Director, Producer, and Writer for Breitling Youth Theater.
Wardrobe Manager, Wardrobe Designer & Writer, Summer Camp Director
Alice Frederick is a teacher, designer, writer, and home schooling mother of two. Alice received a Bachelors of Science in English and History and taught Elementary and High School in the public schools for several years. She went on to obtain a Masters in Education. After marriage and two children, Alice took the job of Children’s Director at a large church in Dallas. At Breitling Performing Arts, Alice designs costumes, writes scripts, directs summer camps, and teaches homeschool classes in our theater building. Alice has been involved in theater and costuming from a very young age. She would go to the library and study period costume books in the reference area during her elementary years and performed with her family’s traveling play and in a multitude of school productions.
Technical Director/ Actress/ Production Assistant/ Office Assistant/ Choreographer/ Dance Instructor
Brittanie Scontrino has been assisting Annie Breitling since January 2009, when Annie was teaching at CERC in Rowlett. When Breitling Youth Theater began in 2010, Brittanie continued to assist in a wide range of duties. She works with students during the classes using theater games and memorization techniques to help them run through scenes. She choreographs for the musicals. She orders wigs, and props for the shows. She assists with parent meetings and office work. Brittanie designs the lighting and sound for the shows. During the performances, Brittanie assists with set and costume changes, helping with the younger kids, and running the concession stand. Brittanie wrote one of our summer camp productions, “Snow White”. She has worked tech crew for 29 theater productions as well as acted in 24 of those. She has also acted in 1 short film & 1 feature film, working tech for the latter.
Summer Camp Director
Greg Michniak has been teaching theatre for 12 years. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Acting Concentration from UT Austin and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Dallas Baptist University. Greg is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and Licensed Dyslexia Therapist. Greg and Amy have been married for 16 years and have 5 five children (4 girls and 1 boy). He has directed over 20 theater productions and was awarded the Camp Newbie Award at Shelton for the Upper School Favorite Teacher. He currently works at St. Pius X School in Dallas. Greg likes using his gifts and talents to change the world for the better.
Summer Camp Director, Teacher
Daylene Ross-Carter (Teacher/ Director) is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She made Dallas her home in 1997 upon completion of her Masters of Fine Arts from Ohio University. Daylene also holds a BA from Grambling State University and a Master’s in Education from Lamar University. She is the General Manager of Dallas’ premiere African American Theatre, Soul Rep Theatre Company. Daylene is also the Fine Arts Department Chair and Theatre Arts teacher at Lyles MS in Garland. She recently became a published playwright with her play Murder in the First Degree the Death of Jesus Christ. She is excited to teach at Breitling this summer.
Set Builder/ Building Maintenance
Jerry Walker has been building sets for Breitling Performing Arts for more than 5 years. He has done sets for 26 shows with BYT. Along with building the sets, he has helped out with the Concession Stand, set changes, prop building, and keeping things running smoothly during the shows. He is an invaluable asset. Jerry has one son, who participated in 13+ shows. Jerry enjoys helping people. He has worked in home remodeling and restoration for over 19 years and his former contractor in Florida boasts of his character as being honest, reliable, on-time, and a hard worker that customers were always happy with. Jerry was the Director of Photography for the feature film, Mom’s Not Home.
Voice & Piano Teacher
Josh Hampton has been teaching voice and piano for eleven years. He has been married eight years to his wife Joy. Josh received his Bachelor’s of Music in Vocal Performance from Abilene Christian University. He has performed regularly in the NATS Southwestern Division and in several major choral works and operas. Josh loves sharing music with others, and to date has worked with students ages 4 to 70.
Giordi Frederick teaches lessons in guitar (electric and acoustic), mandolin, banjo, bass, ukulele, and piano. He has been playing piano for seventeen years and other string instruments for eleven years. He regularly plays professionally for musicals, recordings, and shows with other groups. Currently, he studies with Dr. Luis Sanchez, a Steinway Artist, at Texas A&M University – Commerce in pursuit of a Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance. He has competed in and been a finalist or winner in numerous district and state competitions for 16 years. In 2015 he cofounded the chamber music group Chimera Consort, and regularly performs with many groups throughout DFW, as well as working as a pianist on and off with several jazz groups.
Katherine Sloan is currently a Senior at Garland High School. She has studied tap dance for 12 years, attended several master classes, and studied for 6 years under the tutelage of former Broadway dancer Misty Owens. Katherine has always loved to tap dance!!! She also loves working with children, and has volunteered in the children’s program at her church, and at Breitling Youth Theater for many years. She is very excited to be teaching at Breitling Youth Theater!
Emily Colgan is a mother to 3 adult children, 2 of whom were involved with various theater groups. She currently has 1 child and 1 grandson participating at Breitling Performing Arts. She is no stranger to theater either. She acted in many of Shakespeare’s works during her childhood years while her family was stationed oversees in Italy. She is the current President of the Greenville, Texas Habitat for Humanity affiliate as well as a leader of the CHEFS homeschool group in Hunt County. She owned and operated a licensed child care facility while her children were young and currently homeschools her grandson.