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2012 Theatre Camp Staff Bios

Steve Wire (Camp Director)

Kimbley Callis-Jenkins (Camp Vocal Instructor) was the first African American to graduate from Texas Lutheran University with a music degree with an emphasis in Vocal Performance. She toured the U.S. as lead vocalist with the University Chorale, and has performed in churches all across Texas, especially locally. She is an accomplished Mezzo-Soprano who can sing in six languages, and is also a songwriter.
She has worked in the field of education for seven years in positions ranging from music teacher to her last position as Vice-Principal. She is a Vocal Trainer, Choral Clinician, and was the Vocal Director last summer for the “Live!Love!Laugh!” Theatre Youth Camp at the Carver. She enjoys her ministry of helping others by volunteering as a mentor to At-Risk youths and assisting the elderly.

Anthony Hall, Jr. (Choreographer/Camp Assistant) was born in San Antonio. TX & has been in many productions with TRG, including Black Nativity 2010&2011, The Wiz, Silent No More – ActOne Series. His passion for dancing, singing, & acting began when he was 7 years old. Anthony has trained with many different dance troupes & has trained for many years. He has danced in many plays & events around San Antonio. He is delighted to reprise his role as camp choreographer this year. He has received over 50 awards through his high school & college career. Anthony wants to dedicate this show to the late-great Co-Founder of TRG & his friend, Mr. Paul Riddle, Jr., & wants to thank God for TRG !!!

Lorenzo Hall (Camp Assistant/Dance Specialist) is very excited to be a part of this year’s summer theater camp. This isn’t his first time with TRG as he has participated in many TRG events. He attends The University of Texas at San Antonio while majoring in Biology and studying for a minor in dance. He has been dancing for 8 plus years and is technically trained in Jazz, Modern, Liturgical and many other forms of dance. Lorenzo wants to thank God and TRG for this great opportunity.

Vicki C. Root (Costumer/Props) began her “behind the scenes” love of the theatre in 9th grade when she directed, The Music Man. She managed backstage her Senior Play, Hillbilly Wedding, and began building costumes during her first year of teaching at East Central HS.She costumed Oliver!, Annie, and The King and I for Harlandale ISD’s Summer Fine Arts Academies (1991-1993). Other projects to her credit include directing and costuming Everyman, Harvey, The Wizard of Oz, All About Agatha, and The Miracle Worker. She costumed Fiesta Texas’s 2004 Award-Winning Season, and received a UIL Best Costumes award for Many Moons in 2005.

Yesenia Iglesias (Acting Intern/Assistant) is a native of Bayamón, Puerto Rico. After graduating from the University of Alabama – Huntsville, she relocated to Miami, FL. Her credits include West Side Story(Consuelo) with Broward on Broadway; Romeo and Juliet(Friar Laurence) with Shakespeare Miami, and The Rocky Horror Show(Phantom/ u/s Columbia) with Slow Burn Theatre, among others. In the fall of 2011, Yesenia started the MFA – Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington. At UW she has performed as Becky in The Little Princess; Veronica in The Motherf**ker with the Hat, and Melibea/Isabelle/Hippolyta in The Illusion. A huge thanks to The Renaissance Guild for taking a chance on her!

Devante Smith (Student Intern) is a 2012 graduate of Judson High School and aspires to become an actor. He attended a local acting school and several acting programs to enhance his auditioning skills here in San Antonio. Devante also attended a performing arts grade school and dance classes at a dance studio in Connecticut where he participated in hip-hop dance performances at a local theatre.

Sandra Haggray (Assistant)

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