Bridget Burrows has been changing lives through the power of music in Union County, North Carolina for the last eleven years.Prior to teaching music education in Union County, Mrs. Burrows attended Appalachian State University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Music Education K-12. During the course of her career, Mrs. Burrows has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships on the national level for her programs. Including but not limited to:
The Union County Community Arts in our Schools Grant - 2012, 2014-2017, 2018
Lift Grant - Union County Education Foundation - 2014 & 2017
Teacher of the Year 2013-2014
World Affairs Council Scholar - 2014
Freddie G Fellowship 2017
Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
CATO - Charlotte Community Arts & Science Council Excellence in Teaching Award - 2018
My main goal as an educator is to help students realize their purpose in life. To help young people feel more confident on stage and inspire students to strive for nothing less than perfection, because that is what EVERY student is capable of; perfection. Never settle, ESPECIALLY in the world of musical theatre.
In her free time, Bridget enjoys nothing more than spending time with her husband and their two children. They love to travel and explore the adventures that await them!
Taylor Reed attends East Carolina University, completing a Theatre Arts BFA with a concentration in Theatre for Youth. Her teaching credits include leading workshops at Smiles and Frowns Playhouse in Ayden, North Carolina, being a guest artist at the Pitt County Theatre Clinic, and teaching a dance workshop at the Shrek Special Music Festival in Union county. Taylor works as the secretary of the Theatre for Youth Dramatist Guild where they work to produce and support original and adapted TYA pieces for the stage. Taylor is also a member of the Educational Shakespeare troupe, performing and work-shopping Shakespeare pieces and making them accessible for young audiences. She has recently appeared in shows including “The Wind in the Willows”, “The Mischief Makers”, and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. She is trained in ballet and jazz as well as stage/film acting and singing. She also has many hours of stage combat, being trained in unarmed, quarterstaff, and broadsword skills. Taylor strives to help students unlock their potential and see the greatness inside of them. Watching students express themselves on stage, performing incredible work, and excelling past their limits to success makes her fall in love with theatre all over again. She is ecstatic to continue this incredible journey through Innovation Drama Academy.