Ginger Morris — Program Director & Acting Coach

Ginger is the cre­ator and direc­tor of the annu­al Long Center’s Heller Awards for Young Artists. She is the founder/​director of Texas Arts Project, a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized arts sleep-away camp at St. Stephen’s School. She is a proud co-founder of Summer Stock Austin, where she has direct­ed and/​or chore­o­graphed Footloose, West Side Story, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Shop of Horrors, Sweet Charity, The Producers, Pippin, Into the Woods, The Addams Family, Spamalot, How to Succeed.… and gar­nered the 2018 B. Iden Payne Award for Best Choreography for The Music Man. Ginger is the direc­tor and a coach for the College Audition Program and has been teach­ing, pro­duc­ing, direct­ing and chore­o­graph­ing for over 25 years. She has for­mer stu­dents at top uni­ver­si­ty pro­grams, on and off Broadway, in TV, Films, and Commercials and work­ing all over the world in a vari­ety of pro­fes­sions and indus­tries. Her great­est ful­fill­ment comes from see­ing a young per­son real­ize they can do things they nev­er thought possible. 

Sara Burke — Dance Instructor & Choreographer

Sara, born and bred in Texas, grew up in a small town out­side of Austin danc­ing at a com­pe­ti­tion dance stu­dio and found her sec­ond home in a small but thriv­ing com­mu­ni­ty the­atre. Starting at the ear­ly age of 9 — this is where she got her feet wet and trained in every­thing from act­ing to danc­ing, chore­og­ra­phy and direct­ing. Sara has appeared in many region­al pro­duc­tions as well as across the Eastern Caribbean with Norwegian Cruise Lines inau­gur­al cast of Legally Blonde. Some of her favorite region­al cred­its include…Matilda (Mrs. Wormwood), Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly), Xanadu (Kira), and Spring Awakening (Wendla). As an up and com­ing chore­o­g­ra­ph­er in Austin, Texas her work won a B. Iden Payne Award and was nom­i­nat­ed by the Austin Critics Table Awards in 2018 and 2019. She empha­sizes the val­ue of strength, musi­cal­i­ty, and emo­tion­al hon­esty in a per­for­mance. Sara has had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to chore­o­graph for some amaz­ing tal­ents such as Emmy Award win­ning Allen Robertson, The Texas Medal of the Arts, The Long Center’s Select Ensemble, Summer Stock Austin, and most recent­ly for ZACH Theatre.

Adam Roberts — Voice Instructor and Coach

Adam Roberts is an Austin-based vocal coach, con­duc­tor, and artis­tic direc­tor. He is co-founder of TILT Performance Group (tilt​per​for​mance​.org) and Resolution Creative (res​o​lu​tion​ary​works​.com), a fac­ul­ty mem­ber at Texas Arts Project (tex​as​art​spro​ject​.com), Carol Hickey Acting Studio (car​ol​hick​ey​act​ingstu​dio​.com) and The Actor’s School (the​ac​torss​chool​.org), a con­tribut­ing writer for Backstage (back​stage​.com), and Director of Music at St. Luke United UMC (stlukeaustin​.com). His stu­dents have per­formed in prin­ci­pal roles on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in region­al the­atre, been nom­i­nat­ed for the Tony Award, and appeared in film, nation­al tours, and on net­work tele­vi­sion. His chore­og­ra­phy cred­its include two European con­cert tours​.In addi­tion to his role as Musical Director of Music Theatre Online and Libretto with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Adam was a con­tribut­ing arts writer with the Austin Chronicle for sev­er­al years. He holds a mas­ter’s degree in music from the Florida State University, an Executive Certificate in Arts and Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania, and under­grad­u­ate degrees from Kent State University and Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music. Learn more about Adam and his work at adamkroberts​.com and on Instagram @adam_k_roberts.