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.
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 been Assistant Director for 29 productions, and acted in 40+ shows. She has also acted in 1 short film & 1 feature film, working tech for the latter.
Theater 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.
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.
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 21 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.
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.
Office and Accounting
Michelle Stokes has been with Breitling Performing Arts since 2016. She assists with office work, helps with summer camps, and runs sound for many of the shows. Previously, she was a high school teacher for 16 years. She is the mother of 3 children, one who performs with Breitling and one who takes lessons with Josh Hampton. She enjoys the theater and is excited to be part of the BPA family.
Office and Accounting (picture & bio coming soon)
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.
Mike Fortner has been playing guitar for six and a half years. He plays guitar in two bands. He also plays guitar and drums in his church band. He enjoys playing both acoustic and electric guitar as well as drums.Mike has gone to State competitions in both solo and ensemble for snare drums and can teach drums as well.He loves teaching to continue his love and experience of music.