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Feryal Qudourah

is a Lyric-coloratura Soprano whom started learning voice and piano at the age of 7. By the age of 16, upon graduating from a Canadian International high school based in Trinidad, Feryal completed her piano and voice examinations from the Royal School of Music with distinction. She then moved back to Florida in pursuit of her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Stetson University. A year later, she continued to pursue a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University, under the tutelage of Wagnerian soprano, Shirley Close. Feryal was the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Encouragement Award in 2013 and 2014, and made her Florida Opera debut performing the lead role of Lucy, in their 2012-2013 season production of Menotti’s Opera, The Telephone.Her musical theater roles include Cunegonde (Candide), and Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady). Feryal has also performed as a Soprano soloist for Trinidad and Tobago’s Marionettes Chorale, Italy’s Music Fest Perugia, Florida State University’s Chamber Chorus, and Stetson University’s Choral Union and Concert Choir. She has previously served as Voice Faculty, through her graduate assistantship at Florida State University, and as an assistant conductor and voice teacher at Deland high school. Most recently, Feryal served as Adjunct Voice Faculty/ Interim Choral Conductor at Valencia Community College and as voice/piano faculty for ASM studios in Orlando. She now resides in Tallahassee where she will be joining Good Sam Arts as voice/piano faculty while pursuing her Doctorate of Music at Florida State University, this Fall 2016.

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Morgan Stuart

has been teaching guitar in Tallahassee since 2009. He has his Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance from Stetson University. He then received his Master of Music in Guitar Performance at Florida State University where he continues to pursue his doctorate degree. Morgan has a Graduate Teaching Assistantship at FSU and has performed at Stetson University, FSU, and Advent Christian Village.

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Anna Norris

has been taking ballet, tap, and jazz since she was three years old. She has studied dance in Tallahassee at the Sharon Davis School of Dance, The Dance Studio, and Florida State University. As a performer, she’s been seen onstage as Roxie in Chicago, Blanche in Jane Eyre, Bebe in A Chorus Line, and Nikki in Curtains. She’s also been featured as a dancer in Side Show, Ragtime, The Producers, and other productions. As a choreographer, her work as been seen at Quincy Music Theatre, Theatre Tallahassee, and the Brookwood School. By day, Anna designs teacher training programs for the Relay Graduate School of Education. She holds a BA in Music and American Studies, and an MPA from FSU with concentrations in Non-Profit Management and Education Policy.

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Nichole Tadlock

was born and raised in Tallahassee Fl. and has been dancing for over 23 years. She has competed at events locally, regionally, and nationally for over 15 years with a nationally ranked team. She has performed at many venues such as Disney World Orlando. Nichole became a professional dancer for the Tallahassee Titans as a Lady Titan in 2007. She also toured Germany with a band called The Cruxshadows as one of their professional dancers in 2009. Her teaching career started off as an assistant at age 12 and by 18 started teaching her own choreography from toddlers all the way up through adults. Teaching dance has always been her biggest and truest passion. Nichole feels she was called to Good Samaritan to teach dance and create the biggest dreams imaginable for all of her students.

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Holly McPhail

is honored to return to the Good Sam Arts team for her 8th consecutive semester with our youngest thespians as the Good Sam Players 1 director. Holly has a rich background in community theater as an actress, dancer, stage manager and writer in both Pensacola and Tallahassee. She still remembers falling in love with acting during her first ever on-stage role as Alice in Wonderland when she was only six. From the ever popular Rodgers and Hammerstein to the soul conflicted Tennessee Williams, Holly has performed in a wide variety of shows depicting very diverse roles. Each time her love deepened for the performing arts and it’s ability to unlock the creative potential in each of us. Holly is an active volunteer at Good Samaritan UMC as well as in the community as a child and parent advocate.

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Feryal Qudourah

is a Lyric-coloratura Soprano whom started learning voice and piano at the age of 7. By the age of 16, upon graduating from a Canadian International high school based in Trinidad, Feryal completed her piano and voice examinations from the Royal School of Music with distinction. She then moved back to Florida in pursuit of her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Stetson University. A year later, she continued to pursue a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University, under the tutelage of Wagnerian soprano, Shirley Close. Feryal was the recipient of the Metropolitan Opera Encouragement Award in 2013 and 2014, and made her Florida Opera debut performing the lead role of Lucy, in their 2012-2013 season production of Menotti’s Opera, The Telephone.Her musical theater roles include Cunegonde (Candide), and Eliza Doolittle (My Fair Lady). Feryal has also performed as a Soprano soloist for Trinidad and Tobago’s Marionettes Chorale, Italy’s Music Fest Perugia, Florida State University’s Chamber Chorus, and Stetson University’s Choral Union and Concert Choir. She has previously served as Voice Faculty, through her graduate assistantship at Florida State University, and as an assistant conductor and voice teacher at Deland high school. Most recently, Feryal served as Adjunct Voice Faculty/ Interim Choral Conductor at Valencia Community College and as voice/piano faculty for ASM studios in Orlando. She now resides in Tallahassee where she will be joining Good Sam Arts as voice/piano faculty while pursuing her Doctorate of Music at Florida State University, this Fall 2016.

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Samantha Rose Algaze

cannot wait to start working with the wonderful people of Good Sam Arts. She is truly blessed to have the opportunity to create art with her talented cast! Sam was most recently seen on stage as Lucy in Theatre Tallahassee’s Avenue Q. Other favorites include Agnes of God (Agnes) and The Addams Family (Wednesday). Sam received her B.S in Psychology and Women’s Studies with a focus in Women in Religion. When she isn’t on stage, Samantha brings her passion for the arts to Pyramid Studios where she teaches theatre to adults with developmental disabilities.

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Jania Kadar

has been an artist her whole life. She attended a language and arts intensive magnet school for elementary, where her love for the arts began. Ms. Jania attended Florida State University, where she studied a myriad of subjects such as education, psychology, family & child sciences, and language arts. In 2010, she opened an interactive arts studio, The Secret Art Den, in Railroad Square. With a strong background in education, she jumped on the chance to teach art at Good Sam Arts in 2013 and has been doing so ever since! From Da Vinci to Dalí, and everything in between, Ms. Jania brings life to her lessons as she teaches various techniques and styles that aren’t typically introduced to children because she believes in their gifts and determination!