Much thanks to you and Troy for your most excellent voice coaching. Katie’s middle school choir teacher commented on her lovely technique and inquired as to where she had vocal training. You rock!
Why should you and your young actor share a significant part of your time with la-de-da?
Your teachers and mentors love what they do – act, sing, write, create, laugh, play, compose, build and listen. Troy and I have been working together for twenty some years. He came to visit his sister (my wife, Gina)… a long time ago and stayed in Colorado. We like each other. We’ve written a whole lot of songs and a bunch of shows and we have shared our experience and creativity with a whole bunch of kids. Long enough now that we have children of previous acting students in class. Yikes.
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When A. was bullied over and over again at school (just before we finally had to pull him out of his school), the only thing that helped him get through his weeks was Nick Turner. I don’t know if he would have survived without Nick in his life at that time. I will always be grateful to Nick and LaDeDa. That was the only place he really felt safe and appreciated around kids. Nick makes all kids feel important and special — like they should be.
Nick Turner is an actor, writer and director with over twenty years experience, co-founding and operating a couple of regional theaters, including the award winning Nonesuch, which enjoyed seven years of continuous productions. He has directed over fifty productions. He has done performance training workshops for thousands of kids of all ages over the years in Colorado, New York, Maine and South Dakota. He is father to daughter Harper and husband to actress/singer Gina Schuh-Turner.
Troy Schuh is a musician and composer. He has played more professional musicals than he’d like to remember and played the “la-de-da” theme song more than he can ever forget. He was most recently Musical Director and pianist for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” at the Garner Galleria, Denver Center. Available for piano lessons.
Gina Schuh-Turner is a singer and an actress. She is an accomplished veteran of the stage and an avid sports fan. Gina co-founded the former Nonesuch. She’s a mom. Gina has her Masters in Vocal Performance and has taught and coached voice a lot. She’s available for voice lessons.
Megan Wolfelt is a Kindergarten teacher at Riffenburgh Elementary. She graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2010 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a Theatre Performance minor. Megan was born and raised in Fort Collins. She discovered her love for theatre at the age of ten when she started taking classes at Ladeda. She has been active in the theatre and music scene in Northern Colorado ever since. Recently she was in Ladeda’s A Musical Christmas Carol, Wendy in Fort Collins Children’s Theatre’s Peter Pan, the female swing in Midtown Art Center’s Hairspray, Lousia in The Sound of Music (also at Midtown), and in Bas Bleu’s production of Quilters.
Heather Ostberg Johnson is thrilled to be working with la-de-da! She graduated from Westmont College with a performance degree in Theatre Arts. Heather’s performance credits include Glass (premiere adaptation of The Glass Menagerie); Macbeth; The Servant of Two Masters; PlayBeckett (Footfalls); (Anon)ymous; Julius Caesar performed in Lit Moon’s International Shakespeare Festival directed by Dr. John Blondell; The Fantasticks with Ensemble Theater of Santa Barbara, California; The Ladies Man with Open Stage Theatre here in town. Heather has also written, directed, and performed two original clowning pieces. Most recently Heather played a variety of roles in Almost, Maine at Bas Bleu Theatre. Heather found her passion for teaching with her little nieces and nephews, realizing that instilling children with confidence in their unique talents and abilities was how she first found theatre as well. She is over joyed to continue to cultivate a love of theatre arts in the youth of Fort Collins.