The BW Community Arts School continues to look at the health and safety guidelines to make necessary changes semester by semester that fulfills the mission of the BW Theatre Department and best serves its members. At this time, there will be a pause in all theatre programming.
Although there will be no classes for Spring 2021, private acting lessons for students wishing to increase their knowledge in a specific theatre area or are preparing for an upcoming audition private lesson instruction are available. Visit the private lesson page HERE for additional information.
Theatre Department Faculty
Jeanette Hagerty is the Program Coordinator – Theatre and Music Ensembles for the Community Arts School and is a proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in arts management in 2016. Hagerty is a member of the Arts Management Association and brings three years of leadership experience with her, including a performance background in theatre. As program coordinator, she holds a working knowledge of community engagement as well as event and program management. She was born and raised in the Northeast Ohio area.
With over two decades of experience in theatre education as well as 30 years of professional acting experience, Heidi is currently a member of the Acting Faculty at Baldwin Wallace University. Heidi has taught performance classes at Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, and Palm Beach Atlantic Universities. Additionally, her theatre educator experience includes creating and facilitating K-12 programs as Director of Education for the (now defunct) Florida Stage and working with the Center for Creative Education and Pathways to Independence (a school for special needs students) in Florida. A professional actor and proud member of Actors’ Equity, Ms. Harris holds an MFA in Classical Acting from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University and a BA in Theatre from Florida State. She has completed and performed in programs at the British American Drama Academy (Oxford), Oxford University (UK) The Globe Theatre (London), and the Moscow Arts Theatre School (Russia), and has appeared locally at the Beck Center for the Performing Arts. Her past acting credits include sharing the stage with Tony Award winner Frances Sternhagen and extensive TV/film voiceover work – including the animated film “The Ark,” which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
Liz Huff does concert work, theater, improv, and collaborative arts projects throughout the Midwest and locations as far-flung as Estonia, Northern Ireland, and Finland. Music and comedy have led Liz to performing in many diverse venues including Severance Hall, internationally renowned jazz venue Nighttown, and the Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC.
As an educator she teaches improv at Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School, leads storytelling/communication workshops, and coaches voice, in addition to having taught Distance Learning classes at the Cleveland Institute of Music for 10+ years.
An advocate for new work in theater and music, Liz has premiered works by numerous composers, including Ryan Charles Ramer. A graduate of CIM, she studied improv at The Annoyance Theater in Chicago. She is a voting member of the Recording Academy (Grammys).