TEACHING STAFF 2023
OUR TEACHERS: Millibo’s teaching staff are all professional working artists in the field and bring a rich array of talents, experience, and training to the classes they lead. Teaching assistants and teen volunteers provide additional support in every class.
Brooke Callahan is a seasoned theatre professional with nearly a decade of experience in directing, acting, playwriting, and stage management. She works in the Colorado Springs area as a theatre artist and educator and is excited to be back the Millibo for another fun-filled summer!
Carla Brown is excited to be teaching at The Millibo Art Theatre this summer. As a performer, Carla loves to help cultivate young people’s passion for the arts. Her favorite topics to teach are audition technique, dance, classical theatre, and Laban Movement.
Christopher Keller is just your run-of-the-mill circus freak. He was last seen at the Studio 54 show here at the Millibo Art Theatre, as the Elf on the Shelf in the Millibo’s MostMagical Gift, in FLOTSAM, and is a regular at the circus club on Tuesdays. He began his circus adventure right here in Colorado Springs. After graduating from clown college in 2009, he traveled the U.S. performing in the big top as a puppeteer. Returning to the Springs in 2020, Christopher is bringing his love of circus and dogs, through his new company, Young Pup.
Ellie Myers is so excited to be joining the Millibo’s summer camp teaching staff this year. As a theatre student herself at UCCS, she has a passion for helping young performers discover the magic and joy of theatre. She hopes that her artistic journey will bring her many more opportunities both to teach and learn about the world of performance.
Elizabeth Fluharty has been learning, performing, choreographing, and teaching a variety of circus arts including partner acrobatics, aerial arts, and stilts for the last 10+ years. Thanks to more than a decade of saying “yes” to all kinds of adventures, the circus has become her life and passion. You can often find her performing all over the state or teaching classes at Mountain Shadows Aerial Silks and the MAT.
Hannah Rockey has taught ages 3rd grade all the way up to college students from both Ohio State University and Kansas State University. She holds an MA in Theatre with an emphasis in Drama Therapy. She’s led improv, Shakespeare, and tonic dramatics, as well as straight drama. She hails from Manitou Springs, but now lives in Denver. She loves to watch students grow and embrace the stage.
Holly Wenger is a recent graduate of Colorado College with a degree in theatre, music, and performance design. She has directed children’s musicals and led youth theatre camps for several years in her hometown of Westcliffe, Colorado. She is so excited to help other young people connect with the joy of the performing arts this summer!
Katy Williams runs Katy Williams Design, a Colorado based company that specializes in building and teaching puppets, props, and makeup design. Katy’s mission is to spread the joy and accessibility of puppetry. She started the Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam in 2018, and acted as Festival Director for a new children’s festival, Puppet Palooza. In 2019, she received the prestigious True West Award for her work in Colorado Theatre. In 2020, Katy spearheaded a COVID-safe, outdoor, retelling of Sleepy Hollow through shadow puppetry. She was a featured presenter and performer at the National Puppetry Festival, serves on the Board of Puppeteers of America, and is the President of the Rocky Mountain Puppetry Guild. She would like to acknowledge the enormous support from her friends and family as they help her navigate all her amazing and time-consuming projects! See more of Katy’s work at www.katywilliamsdesign.com. To stay updated on current projects follow Katy on social media: @Katy.Williams.Design
Lisbet Jackson began as a teaching assistant in 2017 and became a full-fledged Millibo teacher in 2022. She currently attends Bard College where she’s studying Spanish Poetry and working toward her Master of Arts in Teaching. When she’s not in the classroom, you can find her performing in the circus or romping around backstage.
Meghan Lawson is thrilled to be joining MAT again this summer. She is currently pursuing a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Education at Rowan University in New Jersey. She loved working with all of the wonderful teachers and the awesome campers throughout the fun and amazing camps last summer, and can’t wait to see all the creativity and play this summer!
Sean Verdu is an actor, fight choreographer, lighting designer, and professor based out of the Pikes Peak Region. He is also a member of Springs Ensemble Theatre. He has been teaching theatre for over fifteen years. He is very excited to return to the MAT for summer camp fun.
Sophie T. is an arts professional and teacher at The Fountain Valley School. As an actor, Sophie has brought talents to the stage at the Millibo Art Theatre, Springs Ensemble Theatre, and The Gold Room for comedy. Sophie has also taught French and theatre programs in Manitou District 14 for over a decade, and is committed to leadership in community-based arts, Yoga, and well-being in the wider Springs region.