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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



Donna Kevan  - Funding Coordinator

Robin Paraskevas -  Recruitment Coordinator

Angela Esquivel - GDCA Coordinator

Gabriela Alvarado - GDCA Coordinator





                     -  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 


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

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