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 (tiltperformance.org) and Resolution Creative (resolutionaryworks.com), a faculty member at Texas Arts Project (texasartsproject.com), Carol Hickey Acting Studio (carolhickeyactingstudio.com) and The Actor’s School (theactorsschool.org), a contributing writer for Backstage (backstage.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.