Angela Hudson taught theater and dance for 10 years in the NC Public School Systems. She has a BA in Theatre from UNC Chapel-Hill. Angela is certified to teach Theatre and Dance K-12 and used to be the Theatre Chair for the Davie County Arts Council
where she helped produce Camelot, Carousel, and Annie. She has recently directed, produced and choreographed Aladdin Jr., The Little Mermaid, Beauty & The Beast,
The Addams Family, Footloose, and many other shows for CDCT. She and her husband, Chris, have two beautiful daughters named Selah Marie and Sadie Belle and is excited to be the Artistic Director of Creative Drama Children's Theater.
Owner/Artist Director/Musical Theater Director
Emmy Nominated and Silver Telly Award winning television Producer/Director,
Chris Hudson has worked in television for over 19 years. Holding a BA in Communications from Queens University of Charlotte and an MFA in Documentary Film
from Wake Forest University, Hudson started his career at WTVI, Charlotte’s PBS station doing World War II documentaries. Hudson continues to work in television and film and is the Executive & Marketing Director at Creative Drama Children's Theater.
"My goal is to help CDCT grow into one of the most
respected performing arts centers in the Triad"
- Chris Hudson -
Ms. Terri began her dance career under the direction of Ms. Judy Baylin when she was four years old. Her parents and Ms. Judy saw right away that dancing and teaching were to be a large part of her life. Many summers were spent traveling to dance workshops taking Master Classes from Mallory Graham, Joel Ruminer, Danny & Betty Hoctor, Tommy Alexander, Darrin Contessa and many more talented instructors. Ms. Terri has taught regular and competition classes. Her competition teams have won several overall awards. She is well versed in ballet, tap, jazz and basic tumbling. Considered by her peers as one of the "foremost" children's teachers in the area, Ms. Terri loves her "kids".
Ms. Terri has also put some of her ballroom experience to use by participating in the Mocksville Woman's Club "Dancing With the Stars" in 2009 by choreographing and performing. With her "disco dancing" partner, Guy Arcuri, they received the honor of winning the 2010 "Take the Lead" in Winston-Salem.
When not dancing Ms. Terri loves to travel with her husband Greg and son Shane!
Lead Dance Instructor
Karen has taught music in public schools in VA and NC for 7 years, and she has taught private voice and piano for 12 years. Certified to teach music for grades PreK-12, Karen loves working with people of all ages to pursue their passions in music. She is a graduate of Bridgewater College (VA) with a B.A. in music, and she has enjoyed different opportunities to teach, lead and perform. She is happily married to Paul, and he is pastor of Fraternity Church of the Brethren in Winston-Salem. Karen and Paul are blessed with two wonderful children, Kaylee and Joshua. When she is not teaching, Karen likes spending time with family and friends, cooking, running, and helping in various ways at church. Karen is thrilled to join the team at CDCT as an instructor of piano, voice and vocal ensembles.
Lead Music & Vocal Instructor
Diana earned a B.S.Ed. in Theatre Education at Western Carolina University and a M.Ed. in Theatre Education at the University of NC-Greensboro. She has been a theatre artist since age 17 when she stepped into the Niggli Theatre at WCU and began her journey with the art form she loves. Diana has been a theatre arts teacher with the WS/FCS since the fall of 1992. She has taught and directed students in grades Pre-K through 12th grade. Prior to her work with the school system, she traveled the Southeastern, Mid-Western and Eastern U.S.A. working as a freelance actor and director with many resident and transient theatre companies before returning to NC. Diana served the Stokes County Arts Council as the Artistic Director in the late 80’s, early 90’s directing productions and taking theatre into the public schools of Stokes County. She has directed numerous productions for the community theatre groups in our area during the past 25+ years, including The Foothills Theatre in Elkin, The Brock Players in Davie County, the Surry County Arts Council at the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy and the Kernersville Little Theatre. She taught group and private acting classes at an area studio for 12 years, also providing direction for the studio’s mini-musicals performed during the studio’s annual recital. Diana has served as the WS/FCS Theatre Arts Lead Teacher and the Arts Connection Team (ACT) Lead Teacher. She worked with the ACT teachers for 20 years providing acting classes and PTSA productions at Forsyth County’s at-risk-elementary schools. Two of Diana’s favorite productions while working with WS/FCS have been PETER PAN, the Musical, celebrating 50 years of the Summer Enrichment Musical Theatre Program and JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. She currently teaches theatre arts at Walkertown High School and West Forsyth High School. Diana looks forward to working with all ages of students at Creative Drama Children’s Theatre instilling the love of the arts in each of her students.
Diana lives in Pfafftown with her husband Phil Shoaf. They have one child, Abbey Shoaf of Greensboro. Diana loves to read, travel and work with young actors!
Musical Theater Director
Mrs. Andrea is a native of Forsyth County. She began dancing at age 2 ½ and was active in dance, violin and musical theatre throughout middle school, high school and college. She danced with Judy Baylin and was a helper for Mrs. Terri's (yes CDCT's Mrs. Terri) Saturday classes. Andrea was also active in many productions at the Winston-Salem
Little Theatre, Mt. Tabor Summer Enrichment program and at Bishop McGuinness and
West Forsyth High schools. Andrea attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro earning her BFA in dance. Deciding New York was not for her, she joined 'Silent Partners' a mine, movement theater company in Asheville, NC. She later joined Martha Connerton/KineticWorks in Charlotte, NC. Prior to moving back to the area, Andrea taught dance and choreographed in South Carolina public schools, theatres and multiple studios and churches. Andrea received her special education certification from the University of NC at Charlotte and is currently a special education teacher for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. She is also a wife, mother, faith formation teacher and event planner and taxi driver for the Henthorn Circus.
Andrea Nicole Logan-Henthorn
Jae has been involved on the stage and behind the scenes for over twenty years now. She began her professional career in performing arts as an actor and has since been a director, stage manager, technical director, and playwright. She has been seen in such performances as To Kill a Mockingbird with Winston-Salem Little Theater and directed August Wilson's Fences with the Stained Glass Playhouse. Her most recent role was Rose in The Papers with Kernersville Little Theater, for which she won the best actor award. Her play, Rhema, Words to Live By was recently published by Eldridge Plays. Her passion for theater led to her pursuing a Master's in Theater Education from UNCG which contributed to her skill and instructional methods as a Theater Arts teacher. She taught Theater for eleven years working with middle and high school students and producing such performances as Aladdin, Seussical, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In her spare time she enjoys playing percussion, walking her dog, drawing, and watching superhero movies with her husband.
Monsters, Battles and the Stage: A Stage Makeup, Stage Combat, & Acting Class
Grant Collins is a senior at R.J. Reynolds High School and has been with Creative Drama Children’s Theater as a student since 2011. Currently Grant is in his second year as a stage manager for the musical productions at CDCT.
"I love coming to work each day and working with your kids in order to boost up their acting ability, confidence, and friendships! I have been in many musical productions throughout my childhood and I am honored to be apart of an institution that gave so much to me growing up and now I am able to continue that onto your kids! If you ever see me around the building and have any questions or concerns feel free to ask me!