Meet the Director

Anna Christina Hummel, BCaBA

Born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina, Anna began her musical training at the age of five. She studied theatre and music at Bob Jones University under the direction of Dr. Warren Cook, Dr. David Burke, Ron Pyle, Jeff Stegall, Dr. DeWitt Jones, and Dr. Janie McCauley.  In 2006, she earned an B.A. in Dramatic Productions from Bob Jones University with a communication disorders concentration. Anna completed her certification courses in behavior analysis and received her BCaBA in 2010.

In 2006, Anna began working with children with autism.  She gained advanced training in applied behavior analysis during her 5 years working as an ABA therapist, lead therapist, co-supervisor, intake supervisor, and ABA trainer.

Anna’s music and theatre experience includes the following:

“Snow White” in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, “Lucy” in You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, “Maria” in The Sound of Music, a soloist with a featured choir at Carnegie Hall, published voice actress, lighting designer for 15+ productions, stage manager of Upstate Shakespeare Comapany including Romeo and Juliet and Merry Wives of Windsor, assistant stage manager for The Warehouse Theatre including A Lesson Before Dying, assistant director of Cyrano de Bergerac, assistant director of Alice in Wonderland, director of Peter Pan, and director of  the special needs production of Excerpts from Charlie Brown.

Anna is now pursuing her dream of combining her love for the performing arts with her love for special needs and those at risk.  Her longterm goal for this business is to have a theatre in which persons with special needs and persons who are disadvantaged can be employed in areas of interest (those who are hyper-visual can learn lighting design, those who have advanced social skills can learn how to run the front coffee shop, those who are skilled in organization and routine can stage manage).  She desires to use the theatre arts as a tool to teach her students the life skills they need to make their lives and their community great.

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