Meet the Director

Ms. Grooms has been teaching, writing, directing, and performing in the Atlanta area since 1990. Her Performing Arts North (PAN), Towne Lake Arts Center and Elm Street classes and camps have introduced hundreds of young people to play writing and musical theatre.  She opened TLAC in 2002 on a wing and a prayer and thanks to so many wonderful volunteers and professionals has seen it grow into a driving force for the arts in Cherokee County.

Her various directing and writing credits include:


  • A Little Princess
  • Peter Pan
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • House at Pooh Corner
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Stuart Little
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Secret Garden
  • Cinderella
  • Robin Hood
  • Little Women
  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • The Velveteen Rabbit
  • Charlotte’s Web
  • Treasure Island
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Mother Goose On The Loose
  • The Lazy Elves

As a teacher in private schools, she has designed and implemented music and drama programs for children with special needs. In times past she has performed in opera, light opera, musicals, plays and ballets including:

  • Amahl and the Night Visitors
  • H.M.S. Pinafore
  • See How They Run
  • The Nutcracker Suite
  • The Fantasticks
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Man of LaMancha

As a young ballerina in the 60’s, she performed in a variation called Ballet School with the Bolshoi Ballet Company at the Eastman Theater in Rochester, NY. She credits her four now grown children for teaching her almost everything she knows about working with creative young minds!