Greta Zandstra to take the helm of Aurora’s vaunted education program
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 — At the start of an ambitious 2018-19 Season, Aurora Theatre proudly announces the addition of Greta Zandstra to its full-time staff as Director of Education. Greta will oversee the extensive education department while helping to guide growth into the planned campus expansion set to open in 2020. Aurora Theatre now boasts a staff of 21 employees, 13 apprentices and more than 300 part-time and contract workers.
“Greta comes to us with a wealth of experience for creating educational partnerships at all levels,” said Anthony Rodriguez, Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director. “Greta will continue to strengthen our great partnership with Georgia Gwinnett College, will focus on a creating a more competitive training program for our teens and will turn even the shyest child into a budding performer. Greta is a tireless ball of energy and has already identified many opportunities Aurora has to expand our current programs and make the arts more accessible. She joins a top-notch multicultural education team who demonstrates Aurora’s deep commitment to our region, both now and in the future.”
Greta adds, “Since the first moment I walked into Aurora Theatre, I have been impressed with the warm and welcoming environment and I am excited join this company in inspiring hearts and minds with the magic of the performing arts.”
Ms. Zandstra previously led the education departments at Temple Theatre in North Carolina, the Charlotte Shakespeare Festival and the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival. Greta received a bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College-Notre Dame and earned her master’s degree at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. As an experienced professional actor and director, highlights of her career include: June in the Sanders Family Trilogy (Temple Theatre), Gloria in Boeing Boeing (Maples Repertory Theatre), Olivia in Twelfth Night (Charlotte Shakespeare Festival) and Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona (BARE Theatre).