Our Instructors


Amber Jordan graduated from Tarleton State University in 2011 with a BFA in theatre. Moved to Los Angeles in 2011, where she worked on her college internship and worked at a film production company. As an Abilene native she moved back in 2012. Amber has been a part of many productions in college and during her internship. In fall 2012, she was hired as the technical director at Abilene High School. It was there she was nominated two years in a row for best costumes in Dallas Summer Musicals for her work from In the Heights and Urinetown. During her two year stint at AHS, the program was nominated for countless awards. Amber now works at Craig Middle School as the drama teacher.

Amber is relatively new to ACT but has already solidified her place as a part of our little family! This is her second semester instructing at CTE. Recently she was cast as Sissy in ACT's A Piece of My Heart. She has produced, directed, stage managed, designed for set, costumes, lights, sound, and acted in over 30 plays and films. Most notably as an extra zombie in SyFy's "Zombie Apocalypse". Amber is thrilled for the opportunity to spread her love of theatre to CTE's members!


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Andrea Robison is originally from Tulsa, OK. She did her undergrad at ACU, and then moved to Austin where she taught middle school and high school Speech and Theatre. After she got married, she moved to College Station, where she got her master's at Texas A&M University and taught Speech as a graduate instructor. She then took over the theatre program at Allen Academy in Bryan, where she worked with students from 2nd to 12th grade, both teaching and directing. Since moving back to Abilene, Andrea has performed in a number of local productions, both at ACT and at Paramount Theatre. She is looking forward to teaching theatre again at CTE.


The mission of ACT's Center for Theatre Education is to create a safe, inviting environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can grow in self-confidence and creativity while feeling free to experience, learn about, and nurture a love and respect for all elements of theatre.


CTE Committee
Lorrie Renfro
Ginger Vinson
Tyler Sparks
Susan Lowell
mike stephens
Sherry Martin


The CTE hopes to make this experience available to all socio-econmic levels and all traditionally underserved populations of the Big Country.

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