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Ms. Tanner

Elizabeth Tanner- Drama

About me: I grew up in the picturesque small town of Hastings, MN right along the Mississippi river. I received a vocal scholarship from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN where I majored in Speech/Theatre and Education and sang and toured with the prestigious St. Olaf Choir. I began my travels as a professional actor, singer, director, and educator which lead me to live in Oregon, Louisiana, Georgia, Chicago, Colorado, Florida, Norway, and London, England. After many travels, I auditioned for and received a performance scholarship to attend The Chicago College Conservatory of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago.

After a 3 year rigorous full-time program, I earned my M.F.A. in Acting/Performance and won the best graduating performer monetary award. I worked as a professional actor, singer, and director in Chicago with Broadway Directors and Actors and I acted for two summer's with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Teaching has always parallel my performance career and I am so pleased to join the incredible staff at Mrachek Middle School in teaching the students the thrills and excitement of Theatre Arts.

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