Mr. Erik HartArtistic Director
In his newly appointed role as the artistic director, Mr. Hart brings more than two decades of experience as a WCSPA teacher and hundreds of professional connections with theatre educators from all over the state as a former chapter director for the Michigan Thespians organization. In his time with WCSPA, Mr. Hart has directed a number of mainstage shows, taught a wide variety of content from technical theatre to performance, and has served in numerous positions with the Michigan Educational Theatre Association, currently serving as the director for Thespian Troupe 1000 and as the scholarship coordinator of the most successful theatre scholarship program of its kind in the nation.
Mr. Nick OsenbergTechnical Theatre
Mr. Osenberg serves as the technical theatre teacher, giving students the fundamental skills they need to succeed in areas of tech theatre such as perspective drawing, scenic modeling, lighting design, and stage management. He also oversees the box office and online ticketing programs.
Ms. Michaella BartonDance
We are pleased to welcome Michaella, who will be stepping in to continue the beautiful work of helping the students broaden their knowledge and technical dance ability–giving them the structure and basis for technique in jazz and ballet while also pushing them to move in new ways. She will also be responsible for choreographing the production Mamma Mia and serving as the mentor for assistant choreographers and dance captains.
Mr. Greg BachinskiWCSPA and Performing Arts Center Technical Director
Greg serves as the technical director of the Performing Arts Center, scheduling and staffing events and rentals, working closely with teachers and coaches across the district to coordinate the PAC calendar. He also works as the scene shop supervisor and technical director for the WCSPA program, ensuring that best practices and safety protocols are taught to all students and rigorously upheld.
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