BOARD OF ADMINISTRATORS
The Academy Theatre is led by a team of adult men and women on the Board of Administrators and Board of Coordinators.
If you are interested in volunteering or taking a board position, please CLICK HERE for more information. The requirements are very simple. You have to be an adult male over the age of 21 and committed to attend meetings held every other month, help with performances and fundraisers and be enthusiastic about the direction we are heading into. We would love to have you on board.
Angel P. Arredondo, is founder and Executive Director of The Academy Theatre. He is an author, playwright and screenwriter. He has directed and produced feature stage plays as; This One Man, In Living Music, Vagabundos, In Another World and Homey Ghost of the Cineplex. He has written and published the book, Surviving Spirits, now a screenplay of the same title and has written other full-feature screenplays including, Of Immaterial Essence, Casus Beli and Forgivable Betrayal. He is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Arizona Screenwriters Association.
Bob Gates, Vice-Administrator and Dance/Choreography Coach, is a Preparator at the Phoenix Art Museum and his hobbies include Art and Ballroom Dancing. He has been a dance coach for Arthur Murray Dance studios and offers private coaching. He is on the Board of Administrators and the academy’s dance coach.
John Manier, is currently a cantor and choir member for the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and retired golf instructor. He is on the Board of Administrators and the academy's vocal coach. John promotes the academies philosophy of a basic voice theory, "if you can talk, you can sing!"
Anthony Romero, Administrative Assistant
BOARD OF VOLUNTEERS
Donna Kevan - Funding Coordinator
Robin Paraskevas - Recruitment Coordinator
Angela Esquivel - GDCA Coordinator
Gabriela Alvarado - GDCA Coordinator
JUNIOR BOARD OF OFFICERS
- Girls Drama Club Academy (GDCA) President
- Girls Drama Club Academy (GDCA) Scribe
Elisio Ramirez - Junior Drama Club Academy (JDCA) President
Jack Romero - Junior Drama Club Academy (JDCA) Scribe
AUXILIARY & VOLUNTEER STAFF
Linsey Koontz - Box Office Controller
Lupita Martinez - Box Office Controller
Karen J Todd, MA,LPC - Licensed Counselor
Jakob Baker, 2017
Elliott Burnette, 2012
Jackie Gomez, 2018
Zane Jones, 2012
Phiip Phung, 2021
Deja Rice, 2018
Kelton Rice, 2017
Starr Roeder, 2018
David Schweidt, 2021
Noah Suhr, 2012
Dylan Todd, 2011
Benton Varela, 2012
Dylan Williams, 2017