Doug Cole | Co-Director
Theater director, Playwright, Storyteller, Musician
Doug has been writing and directing children's plays for over twenty five years and is the author of over twenty plays for young people. Doug currently teaches drama at numerous schools in the East Bay, and has been the director of Doug's Drama since 2003. Doug is a former 4th grade teacher at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland and Black Pine Circle in Berkeley, and was on the faculty of JFK University as a teacher trainer for five years. He has an MA in Elementary Education and a second MA in School Administration.
Doug is well known as one of the preeminent children's storytellers in the Bay Area, and is an accomplished musician, playing harmonica and percussion in some of the top blues bands in the East Bay. Doug is also a screenwriter and has recently completed a script for a feature film for adults.
André Cole | Co-Director
Dancer, Drummer, Actor, Educator
André teaches his very popular after school enrichment dance classes at numerous schools around the Bay Area. An Oakland native, Andre has been dancing, drumming and performing since a very young age, and loves to spread knowledge and creative energy to the next generation. Andre was a dance student at The Oakland School for the Arts where he trained with well-known teacher and choreographer Reginald Savage. He spent a decade in New York City, graduating with a B.A. from the New School in dance and psychology and training with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Andre then went on to perform professionally in a number of on and off-Broadway shows and original works.
André has taught youth ages 5-18 for over a decade and trained adults in hip hop, creative dance and fitness. For more information about Andre's work, visit AndreCole.com