Meet The Staff

The Stage Right Academy offers incredible instructors that bring real world experience, advanced education and of course, the Stage Right Family love of kids and making them shine!

Meet Our Education Director!

BA - University of Northern Colorado

MFA - Lousiana State University

Amanda Clark is originally from Broomfield Colorado and spent her early years in a dance studio. In her youth she trained in classical ballet, jazz, tap and modern until she was bit by the acting bug in high school. Amanda continued her education in dance and acting at the University of Northern Colorado where she majored in Acting Performance, and was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award for her performance of Portia in The Merchant of Venice.


After graduating she moved to the Bayous of Louisiana, working as an actor and teaching artist. She spent a season as a company member of Baton Rouge Ballet and was the Education Director for Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s premier children’s theatre. She also choreographed and acted in many productions with Playmakers such as ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Pippi Longstocking, Alice in Wonderland and Shrek the Musical.  Amanda went on to receive her M.F.A. in Acting Performance from Louisiana State University and was a resident ensemble member of Swine Palace Theatre. In her time there she performed in the world premier of DOVE by Andri Luppe directed by Sean Daniels. Other credits include, All My Sons, Romeo & Juliet, The School For Lies, The Merchant of Venice, The Book Club Play and Frankenstein. After her time in Louisiana she moved to New York City and continued to teach and perform, credits include Snow White, Romeo & Juliet and Richard the II. Amanda also  served as a member of the Education Outreach Team for Ballet Tech school in NYC. Amanda is thrilled to make Kansas City her new home and is excited to dive into this thriving artistic community and join the Stage Right Family. 

Amanda Clark

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Anthony McMurray

Teaching Artist

BA - University of Northern Colorado

MFA - Louisiana State University

Darrington Clark

Teaching Artist

BA - Kansas State University

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Alyssa Toepher

Teaching Artist - Vocal

BA - Music - Augustana University

MA - Music - UMKC