Parker Drew has been performing professionally as an actor and musician since the age of fourteen. His one-man show, MARK TWAIN REVISITED has toured nationally to over three hundred theaters, and he has played leading roles in over 75 plays and musicals. A well-known radio and television personality in Wisconsin, Parker is also a founding member of Play By Play Theatre, Green Bay's first regional professional theater company.
Anna has 30 years of tap, ballet and jazz training and performance. She is a 6th grade teacher in the Howard-Suamico School District. She also choreographs for schools in the area. Anna very much enjoys spending time with her family.
Ross has performed professionally in a variety of regional theatres including The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Seattle Shakespeare Festival, The Olney Theatre, The Milwaukee Rep and American Players Theatre. He received his MFA in Classical Acting from The George Washington University as a member of the inaugural class of The Academy for Classical Acting at The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC. His teaching philosophy has been greatly influenced by the Master Teachers he has had the great good fortune to spend time with. As a teacher of acting at The Birder Studio it is his personal mission to inspire his students to revel in the infinite capacity of their intelligence and innate creativity.
Katie Schmidt received her B.A. in History and Music from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, and her Master of Music degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Katie made her San Francisco debut in 2013 at the Hot Air Music Festival as the mezzo soloist in the west coast premiere of Benjamin Boyle’s To One in Paradise. Katie regularly sings both opera and music theater and works at Heritage Hill State Historical Park.
Rylee Kramer is in her second year at St. Norbert College as an instrumental and general music education major. She is originally from Little Chute, Wisconsin, and found a passion for music after she started playing piano and flute in 5th grade. Rylee recently joined Birder Studio of Performing Arts as a piano instructor and is eager to pass on her tips and tricks to anyone who wants to learn!
Anna began practicing yoga in Columbus, Ohio upon graduating from The Ohio State University in 2012. It became a regular routine and something she looked forward to most during the week. She completed her 200 hour teacher training through the Baptiste Institute at Balanced Yoga Studios in Columbus, Ohio before relocating to Wisconsin.
Anna is passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others as well as the benefits of a regular practice. She would describe her teaching style as powerful, mindful, and musical (you can always expect a thoughtful playlist). Her goal is create connection and self-reflection in each of her classes. She is a fan of meaningful quotes and believes that "Yoga is where we are one."
Michelle s a graduate of Millikin University with BFA in Musical Theater.
She has taught dance, voice, acting and general music education to children for 18 years.
She also loves teaching her passions and also loves pursue them by performing Birder Players, Dudley Birder Chorale and other local community and professional theaters.
Ana lissa bakken
Ana has been with Birder Studio since the very beginning. As a junior at St. Norbert College, she studies vocal performance and communication media studies. Ana has danced her entire life and continues to do so for as long as possible. Her favorite genres include modern, jazz and musical theatre. Ana has performed in a countless number of musicals, but some highlights include CATS (Demeter), A Chorus Line (Val) and Into the Woods (Cinderella).
She received her 200 hour yoga certification from Core Power Yoga in the summer of 2015. Ana is in the midst of launching her student yoga program "YogAna: Yoga for Every Body."