Founder and Artistic Director
Tony Award winner Corey Mitchell is the inaugural recipient for Excellence in Theatre Education. He was selected as a top 50 Finalist for 2017 Global Teacher Prize and was named North Carolina Outstanding Theatre Arts Educator by the North Carolina Theatre Conference. Most recently, he was selected as the first recipient of the Stephen Schwartz Musical Theatre Teacher of the Year Award, presented by the Educational Theatre Association and the ASCAP, and also received The Cato Lifetime Achievement in Teaching Award from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte. Corey has twenty-five years’ experience in the classroom, including twenty years as Theatre Arts Educator at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, NC.
Corey is active as a director, actor, keynote speaker, educational consultant, and workshop presenter in Charlotte and throughout the country. He advocates for arts education through his work on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Theatre Conference and The Arts Empowerment Project. Corey’s past and present students are performing, writing, and composing for community, university, and regional theatre, as well as theme parks, independent and studio films, the West End, national tours, and Broadway musical-theatre productions.
Meet the Team
These are a few of the people who will working with TGI. There are more announcements forthcoming.
Resident & Program Assistant
Dr. Corlis Hayes
Instructor- Public Speaking, Interviews
Instructor- Music Theory
Charlene Miranda Thomas
Instructor- Acting/ Personal Training
Carlos Alexis Cruz
Instructor-Movement for the Actor
Instructor- Acting for the Camera
Instructor/Councilor- Mental Health/Wellness