Blue Pearl Theatrics Children's Theater Program

Meet our instructors

Dance: Samari Jackson-Preston

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2014 Stephens College BFA Dance Graduate, Samari Jackson-Preston is a testimony to developing exceptional technique, passion and desiring longevity in the performing arts. Drastically experimenting with the traditional techniques in Ballet and Modern, exploring ranges of expression through Jazz and Contemporary, as well as revitalizing traditional African dance to manifest her own style of movement, has lead her down the path of teaching; embracing our upcoming generations, and strengthening them through the art.  


Dance Instructor: Miranda Stuck

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Miranda Stuck began her dance training at Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle, Washington at the age of four. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance with The Ailey School, in partnership with Fordham University. Miranda is trained in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Pointe, and Contemporary. She has attended intensives such as Boston Ballet, Ballet Hispánico, and Visceral Dance Chicago. She has also had the pleasure of working with choreographers Christopher Wheeldon, Gabrielle Lamb, William Isaac, and Earl Mosley. She is inspired by all art forms and loves sharing dance with other passionate artists.  

Drama Instructor: Aaron Cooper

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 Aaron Cooper is a New York-based director, writer, and choreographer. He is a recent graduate with a  Bachelor's in Fine Arts in Acting with a minor in Arts Management from Long Island University. He was a recipient of the Virgil Lee Playwrighting Scholarship and the Post Theatre Company Benefactor’s Award for an Outstanding Senior in Theatre. Aaron's work has been presented in both New York & Seattle. Select Directing Credits: Twice As Good, the Tank; Burdens of the Body, Hudson Guild Theatre; Bring it On, Village Theatre KIDSTAGE, Assistant Director, Big Fish, Village Theatre.