About our Instructors
Rebecca is a life-long lover all things arts and children. She has spent over 20 years working with children and adults of all ages (18 month- 80 years) in areas of acting, dance, musical theater, vocal instruction, playwriting, and summer camp programing. Ms. Kotraba has appeared in numerous productions including Annie (Miss Hannigan, Colonial Players), Morgan Le Fey (Camelot, 2nd Star Productions), Brenda/Brooke for which she was nominated for a WATCH Award (An Act of the Imagination, BCT), Aunt Eller (Oklahoma, 2nd Star Productions) for which she won the MD Theatre Guide Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for the year and many moore. Rebecca is a playwright , having had 5 plays produced in the last 4 years. She has directed children’s theatre, art, and musical theater programs for WACA, Laurel Mill Playhouse, Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks, Columbia Association, and the YMCA.
Instructor: Bruce Press is a lifelong photographer who decided to get serious about a decade ago. A retired software engineer, he now runs his own studio, Bruce F Press Photography. His interests as a photographer are wide-ranging, but his business focus is on portraiture and the arts. He has passed the rigorous Certified Professional Photographer testing of Professional Photographers of America and has had numerous images earn merits at print competition.
Nyla is a Senior at Annapolis High School and has been in a Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Program since middle school. She is a theatre major loves working with kids. While maintaining a 3.5 GPA ahe is also a varsity cheerleader and a track runner. She interned with WACA in the summer of 2017 with the theater and musical theater camp programs