The mission of Lexington Children’s Theatre’s Education Department is to provide students of all ages with the means to actively explore the beauty, diversity, complexity and challenges of the world around them through the dramatic process. We strive for our students to develop their own unique creative voice, their imagination, and their understanding of drama and its role in society.

Classes and Workshops: Learn more about all of the fun and fantastic classes we offer for ages 4 and up!

Theatre School FAQ: Do you have questions about how to get involved in classes here at LCT, how to cancel a class registration, or where to park when you arrive? Click here to learn more.

Financial Aid: All young people have the right to learn through art. Learn more about LCT’s Financial Aid program and how to apply!

Teen Companies: Did you know we offer opportunities for teens through our Companies program? Learn more about these yearlong theatre intensives here!

Meet our Teaching Artists

education@lctonstage.org

Rhonda Bell acts as the Education Director at Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT). She earned a BA in Theatre from Berea College and an MA from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. While in school, she served as a Stage Manager for several productions including Alice in Wonderland, Very Still and Hard to See, and Blithe Spirit. After graduating in 2015, Rhonda served in Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools under the district’s Community Achieves initiative. She has also previously interned at Nashville Children’s Theatre as a Summer Education Intern and worked for the Adventure Science Center (Nashville, TN) as a Summer Camp Counselor. Ms. Bell began her time at LCT in 2016 as an education intern and has since written and taught curriculum for a variety of classes and workshops, directed productions in LCT’s Learning Stage Series, and written for LCT’s Storyteller Series in collaboration with Lexington’s ‘i was here’ project. Contact Rhonda at 859-254-4546 ext. 226.

jkisling@lctonstage.org

 Jeremy Kisling has taught, directed and performed for young people for over 30 years. He received his B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Northern Iowa and his M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth from the University of Texas at Austin. Jeremy has authored stage versions of Why Mosquitoes Buzz, Anansi the Spider, The Princess Who Lost her Hair and co-wrote The Ghosts of Pineville with Sara Turner. He was the recipient of the 2017 Sara Spencer Child Drama Award and the 2019 Tom Behm Award from the Southeastern Theatre Conference. He is a proud graduate of Leadership Lexington in 2019. Jeremy serves on the Board of Directors for Kentucky Theatre Association, Southeastern Theatre Conference and Lexington’s DiverCity Festival.  He is honored to share his life with his wife, Amie Kisling and his wonderful son, Leo. Jeremy would encourage you to be brave and stretch your imagination everyday! Contact Jeremy at 859-254-4546 ext. 227.

teachingartist@lctonstage.org

Liz Spurlock, born and raised in Georgia, graduated from Columbus State University with her B.S. in Theatre Education. She has worked in many areas of theatre, including lighting, directing, and acting. Liz is excited to start her career in theatre education at Lexington Children’s Theatre!  Contact Liz at 859-254-4546 ext. 233.