ANGI BURNS - Artistic Director

cooperheadshotAngi Burns has been involved in the Theater since the age of 4. She studied at the Creative Arts and Theatre School throughout Elementary School and continued her study in High school at Plano Sr. High School, as well as in College at Collin College and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She earned a Bachelor's degree in both Theatre and Broadcast Communication and went on to obtain a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Concordia University. Angi taught middle school theatre for 7 years, directed UIL One-Act play, musicals and a variation of other productions both in the educational setting and throughout the community. As a performer, Angi has been involved in numerous educational, amateur and professional theatre productions across Texas and Oklahoma. She is also an award winning Radio DJ, Sports Emcee and Comedian. She has served as the Assistant Director of Children's Theatre for the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Educational Director for the OSF After-school program, Owner/Director of Broadway Bound School of Performing Arts, a teaching artist for Junior Players and as the Artistic Director of The Young Actor’s Guild of Collin County in addition to teaching in Wylie ISD and McKinney ISD. She is currently the Speech & Debate Coach at McKinney North High School and the Artistic Director for CenterStage Youth Theatre. 

Angi recently decided to join the incredible team at CenterStage after working with them as a director over the past year. CenterStage places emphasis on quality over quantity and education over spectacle. The conservatory approach to teaching the process and technique of theatre that CenterStage embraces stood out to Angi and she knew she had to be a part of this unique company. She is excited for what the future holds for CSYT as we learn and grow and for the opportunities available for our wonderful young actors to shine.

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