Welcome to FAME

We're a locally-owned, family run business striving to create an inclusive environment where students of the performing arts learn to be confident, self-aware, and comfortable in their own skin.

Scroll down to get to know the amazing team of teachers working to make that happen! 

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Founder, Voice & Piano Teacher

Our studio owner is a down to earth voice and piano teacher ready to take focused students to the next level!

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Troupe Director & Choreographer, 

Dance Teacher

Angie is a masterful and enthusiastic dance instructor bringing over two decades of experience teaching all ages, and three decades of intense study in all styles. Angie teaches our Troupe dance classes. 

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Troupe Director & Choreographer, Dance Teacher

Sarah Callahan Black is a Charleston-based actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer who loves makeup, animals, and 80s music. Sarah has taught several different classes and age groups at FAME, and is currently directing/choreographing our Kids Troupe.

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Troupe Director & Theatre Teacher

Ms. Nikki fell in love with Shakespeare at 12 years old while watching Kenneth Branagh’s “Much Ado About Nothing” and, fifteen years later, got the chance to play her heroine, Beatrice! She encourages her students to “play” and teaches them that theatre – even the classics – can be accessible for everyone! Ms. Nikki teaches the Troupe acting classes. 

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Voice, Beginning Piano, & Ukulele Teacher

Melanie is outgoing and friendly and loves to talk about all things music, theatre, and dance. She has an extensive background in performance and pedagogy. 

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Virtual Voice/Acting Teacher

Jesse's love for music began in High School when he was encouraged by his chorus teacher to pursue a career in performing - a choice he will never regret.

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Voice Teacher

Taryn has an energetic spirit and loves working with students of all ages to help them pursue their passion!

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Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele Teacher

Troupe Tech Director

Ed Blanton is a Charleston-based live sound engineer and professional guitar player. His love for guitar started as a teen and grew in to a life long passion. He is kind and patient with young players. Ed's goal as a teacher is to foster a love of music and guitar in his students that will stay with them for a lifetime, as it has for him.


Voice Teacher

Lauren has a diverse vocal background and is passionate about teaching healthy vocal techniques that will last a lifetime and can be applied to any genre. She loves working with singers of all ages and strives to create an encouraging environment where students can really grow and build confidence.

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Lesson Coordinator

Sarah is your go-to for questions related to our programs and classes as well as billing. Click below to send Sarah an email. 

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Piano & Music Theory Teacher

Chelsea is an extremely accomplished young composer with high expectations for her talented students. 

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Voice & Piano Teacher

David is energetic and friendly. His love for teaching music shines through every student that has crossed paths with him. He is the type of teacher you just can't forget. 

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Acting Teacher

Emma is an energetic and knowledgeable instructor with over 35 years of professional performance experience. She is excited to be teaching Troupe acting classes at FAME in addition to costuming all Troupe musicals. 

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Virtual Voice Teacher

She's back! Shanelle was on staff at FAME for 5 years before moving to NYC to pursue her career. She is currently offering online lessons. 

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Formerly Encore Music/Wando Voice Studio