FAME Performing Arts is a locally-owned studio striving to create an inclusive environment for students to attend music lessons, performing arts classes, instrument lessons, and summer camps to become 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!
Adrianne joins the FAME team after changing careers. As a former public school teacher and community theatre actor/director/instructor, she is excited to combine her love of working with children alongside her love of the arts.
HEATHER HAMMOND CAFFAREL
Pop Glee Director
Heather Hammond Caffarel is an award winning teacher in her tenth year as co-director of the Charleston School of the Arts Vocal Program. New to FAME, Heather will be directing the Pop Glee group classes!
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.
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.
SARAH CALLAHAN BLACK
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.
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.
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.
Troupe Director, Choreographer, &
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.
Director of Operations
Acting & Strings 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.
MELANIE GRACE MORTON
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.