Anita Hardy

Anita H.

Tulsa, OK
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Anita delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 16+, males 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 2007

I have a BA in Theatre from the University of Tulsa. I have been teaching Acting, Competitive Speech, Creative Writing, Slam Poetry, Stage Makeup, Scenic Painting, and Technical Theatre since 2007 to both private students and to students in the Public School System. I have been the Performing Arts Coordinator & Stage Makeup Teacher in Jenks for the last four years. I was Drama Teacher, Competitive Speech Coach and Technical Director at Central Fine & Performing Arts Magnet in Tulsa, OK for six years before that. I served on many Committees during my tenure there such as the Magnet Advisory Committee, Tulsa Public School's Fine Arts Committee, and the Diversity Event Planning Committee. I developed a Technical Theatre Crew at Central where students were instrumental in all aspects of design, stage management, and crew over seventy-five shows in a five year period. I proudly led my students to obtaining the 1st Place OSSAA Regional Technical Crew Award for the school year 2009-2010.

I have coached many State Qualifiers in Speech and Debate Competitions as well as Rotary Club Competitions, Jack & Jill Foundations Competitions, Omega Psi Competitions, Louder Than a Bomb Slam Poetry Contest, and Tulsa County's "I Have a Dream" Speech Competition.

I have had the pleasure to work with students with disabilities and have seen great results in performance with students having Asperger's Syndrome.

I am also an Inspirational Speaker, Standup Comedian and Actress. I enjoy performing at churches for a variety of functions and acting at local Theatres and for film.

In addition, my husband and I teach Line Dance Classes through Jenks Community Education. We also teach Line Dance as private lessons, Team Building Sessions and Wedding Dance preparation.

I also am a Lighting Designer. I have designed the lights for productions such as Actors Company of Tulsa€™s The Visit, the University of Tulsa's "The Cripple of Inishmann" and "Nunsense," Memorial High School's production of "Little Shop of Horrors" as well as the lighting and sets for Jenks High School's performances of "A Midsummer Nights Dream," Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz and Central's performances of "Jekyll & Hyde the Musical" and the Opera "Dido & Aeneas" just to name a few.

Over the years I have been very involved in my community. I have been an Adjunct Instructor at Tulsa Community College where I co-teach Line Dance with my husband. I also assist with the children and youth at my church and volunteer for various charitable functions each year.

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Experience

Inspirational Speaker/ Actor / Voice Actor / Comedian
Aug 2013 - Present
Hardy Entertainment dba Dramatic Specialties

Independent Contractor Teaching Private Lessons, Conducting Workshops, Performing Inspirational Speaking Invitations, Stand Up Comedy, Voice Overs and Designing Lights for area Theatres and Churches.

Teacher / Director / Technical Director
Aug 2007 - Aug 2013
Central Fine & Performing Arts

Taught Acting 1 through Advanced Drama, Speech and Competitive Speech, Creative Writing, Technical Theater, Stagecraft, Stage Management

Education

BA Theatre Major / Film Studies Minor
Aug 2005 - May 2007
The University of Tulsa
AA Theatre Major / Creative Writing Minor
Aug 1999 - May 2005
Tulsa Community College

Languages

American Sign Language
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Speech/Drama/Debate Teaching Certificate
Nov 2007
Oklahoma Department of Education

Certified K-12th Grades

English Teaching Certificate
Nov 2007
Oklahoma Department of Education

Certified for 9th-12th grades

Awards

Sigma Cum Laude
May 2007
The University of Tulsa
Phi Theta Kappa
Aug 2003
Tulsa Community College

Affiliations

Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Jun 2008

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) is a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization. Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its diverse individual and organizational members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners

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