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We pride ourselves in our talented, educated, and understanding teachers.

Carly Mikulka (Acting/Musical Theatre)

Connor Gerney (Acting)

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Carly Mikulka is a recent graduate from UNC Greensboro, earning a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Theatre Education. She has been a member of the Encore family since 2019, teaching, ASMing, SMing, and much more. She is so excited to be back full time and working with the people she loves. She would like to thank her friends, family, and professors for all of the knowledge, support, and opportunities they've given her!


Connor Gerney was born, raised, and homeschooled in Swift Creek, North Carolina. He graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Theatre for Youth and Professional Acting from East Carolina University.  Since then, he has been certified in 6 different weapons with the Society of American Fight Directors. He has written and produced multiple original works including a recent educational Theatre for Youth touring production called "Tall Tales of Appalachia!"  He currently works as a theatre instructor, set designer, combat choreographer, improviser, visual artist, and actor across the Southeast, from Raleigh to Atlanta! He is extremely excited to join the Encore family!

Shannon Helton (Musical Theatre)

Shannon is thrilled to be joining the Encore family as an instructor. She was previously in many of our theatrical productions. She received her BA in Theatre Performance and has performed for audiences in NC, SC, NY, CT, and FL. (more info and Photo coming soon!)

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