I lost all respect for Shelly when she only ever chose her own daughter to take the leads in plays. From the time her daughter entered THSS until today she has had 90% of the leads. Very unfair to all the others who try so hard.
Has MANY grads of her program go into the profession- in tech, stage, TV and film. She seems to know everyone. Film company's always shooting at the school and they all seem to know her. Classes were demanding with high expectations but everyone who made an effort did well. Super positive and encouraging even when I thought I couldn't - she knew I could. In my third year now- headed into Stage Management. Some of the criteria for this don't make sense in a theatre classroom- "textbook use?"
very knowledgeable in everything not just the arts! she has high expectations, but in a good way and treats students like adults rather than little kids. she's really nice and classes are always fun and entertaining, as well the school's productions are always very good and she makes sure everyone involved in them feel important, if she's hard on you it's only because she knows you're capable of better and wants you succeed; really great teacher
Totally knows how to connect students to jobs in the industry. Productions are amazing. Makes everyone feel that their job is important.
Overrated and could be better
Very well connected but won't brag about it- didn't find out who she had been before she became a teacher until I got into the industry. Kids are very lucky to have her. Great actress in her own right and talented director. Forget it- she won't tell.
really good drama teach. shes smart and sassy way better then her sister!!!!
the only reason she makes people redo everything is because she wants you to learn more and she knows that you can do better.
im sure she's a great drama teacher but her teaching english NO. she has gotta go . if you have her be prepared to re-do everythign a billion times until its perfect and fall behind
BEST TEACHER EVER! Intimidating...yes, but once you get past that you'll have a funny, caring, cool, sarcastic (in a good way), teacher that will help you reach your goals in life.
First impressions of her are often ones of intimidation, but once you get to know her she's really interesting. Great theatre teacher -- especially Acting 12.
Best drama teacher ever, best Video teacher ever, best TA ever