Get to know us…
Meet our Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Staff for our 2016-17 Season!
Christopher Brazelton | Executive Director
Christopher Brazelton started in April of 2013 at Elm Street and has loved getting involved with the community. He holds a B.A in Theatre from Florida State University. Prior to coming to Woodstock, Christopher founded Leave Your Mark Productions in Tallahassee, FL, where he built a volunteer base of 400 people and produced over 25 productions with a vision that each ticket contributing to social justice issues globally. Now, Christopher has focused Elm Street programs to create vibrancy and engage the community with everything that the organization does. Being a somewhat serial entrepreneur, he is excited to see the next steps the organization takes and can’t wait for you to be a part of it. Christopher lives in Woodstock with his wife Morgan and dog Tally.
Siobhan Brumbelow | Education Manager
Siobhan Brumbelow holds a B.A. in Theatre from Brenau University and has toured northern U.S. and Canada with Missoula Children’s Theatre. She has been involved with the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village (TLAC) since 2002. She has had many responsibilities with this theatre organization including: directing, teaching, choreographing, and managing & performing with the iThink Improv and Elm Street’s Repertory Touring Troupe: RepTouR. She is also a resident playwright and has written many short scripts and plays for Elm Street including Rapunzel and A Christmas Carol.
Allie Hendrix | Production Manager
Allie has been around Elm Street for many years. She started as an actress, but decided to give behind the scenes a try. After working as a stage manager for over three years, production management seemed like the next step forward. Production management has been a dream come true! The ability to see a show from the very early concept stage all the way through to closing night is an experience that she wouldn’t replace with anything. Being able to learn and grow alongside a production is just one of the many pros of working as the production manager at Elm Street!
Jillian Melko | Community Engagement Coordinator
Jillian Melko holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from The New School, NYC. She has been performing for most of her life and it has taken her touring all over the U.S., through Regional Theater’s and even off-Broadway. Jillian has been with Elm Street Cultural Arts Village (TLAC) since 2006, first appearing in numerous main stage shows and then progressing through iThink Improv, teaching classes and most recently since her return in 2015, all of the above. Jillian is the resident photographer here at Elm Street and looking forward to the growth and future of this company.
Caity Johnson | Intro to Acting/Acting 1 Teacher
Caity Johnson got her BA in Theatre from Brenau University and her MFA in Dramatic Media from UGA. She has worked as a performer, a scenic artist, a 3D animation teacher, and a playwright. Her animation work has been seen on stage in the University of Georgia’s production of Macbeth, as well as in animation competitions and other events. As a graduate student, Caity created an interactive Clue game that can be played on the UGA campus using the iOS ARIS app, and recently finished an hour-long interactive multimedia children’s show, which features a digital puppet who can interact with live performers on stage.
Teundras Oaks | Teen Improv/Acting 1 & 2 Teacher
Teundras holds a B.A. in Theatre from Georgia Southern University. She is thrilled to be teaching acting and improvisation this fall. Her best memories are teaching at Elm Street’s Summer Camp this past summer and teaching drama and film at a children’s school in South India. She loves traveling, smoothies, acting, singing (off key) and being a little silly. She can’t wait to inspire and create with the kids!
Claire Pappas | SPOTLIGHT Music Director
Claire Marie Pappas is a Music Education Major with a concentration in Choral Studies at Kennesaw State University. Claire is from Cumming, Georgia where the love of her life (a 13-pound dog) still resides. She has been performing in musicals since she was a little girl and most recently was a camp counselor at Elm Street’s Summer Camp. While Claire loves being on stage, she is so excited to be on the other side of production for The Little Mermaid Jr.