City Springs Theatre Conservatory is justifiably proud of its instructors and is committed to hiring the very best faculty with professional regional, national touring, and Broadway credits to assist our young artists in their training. Our faculty represents some of the best teaching artists in our region, who are dedicated and committed to the teaching of and training in the performing arts. CST Conservatory students could not be in more competent and caring hands.


Private Acting
Shuler was most recently seen in the New Group’s production of Sweet Charity opposite Sutton Foster. He last appeared on Broadway in productions of No Man’s Land (also Berkeley Repertory Theatre) and Waiting For Godot, in repertory, opposite Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Billy Crudup. He previously appeared on Broadway as The Monster in Young Frankenstein (also the U.S. National Tour), Kerchak in Tarzan, Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (also at The National Theatre and London’s West End- Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards) and Javert in Les Misérables. He has been seen Off-Broadway: Assassins (Encores!) How The Grinch Stole Christmas at Madison Square Garden, Carousel at Avery Fisher Hall with the New York Philharmonic, The Most Happy Fella and Fiorello! (Encores!), The Whale (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards; Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations), Silence! The Musical, Sweet And Sad (Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble), That Hopey Changey Thing, The Great American Trailer Park Musical. His other credits include the Kennedy Center’s production of The Guardsman, directed by Gregory Mosher, Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County (Alliance Theatre), All About Us (Westport Playhouse), The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (Hamburg, Germany), The Most Happy Fella (American Songbook/Lincoln Center). Opera appearances include Wozzeck (Curtis Institute Of Music), Regina (Kennedy Center). Shuler has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra. TV credits include: “Murder of a President”, “Shades of Blue,” “Banshee”, “The Americans,” “Ed,” “Deadline,” “Gary Powers,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Criminal Intent,” “The Jury.” Film includes: After.Life, The Legend of Zorro; Van Helsing; Monday Night Mayhem; Someone Like You; The Bread, My Sweet; Opa! Proud Equity member. Shuler was awarded the “Stage Performance of the Year” by New York Magazine in recognition for his work in The Whale. Upcoming: The Music Man.
Haden Rider


Private Voice / Project Broadway / Summer Junior Musical
Haden graduated with a BA Theatre degree from the University of North Georgia/Brenau University in the Gainesville Theatre Alliance training program. As of late, he has been working as a professional actor and voice teacher/vocal pedagogue in the Atlanta regional theatre market. Some of Haden’s most recent credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame-Quasimodo [Suzi Bass Award, Outstanding Lead Actor- Musical] (Aurora/Theatrical Outfit), Billy Elliot– Tony Elliot (City Springs Theatre Company), Aida– Radames (Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Haden is a recipient of the Junior Theatre Festival Teacher Spirit Award. Haden is also a proud member of the Freddie G. Fellowship (A national organization of Children’s Theatre teachers). Haden is co-founder/director of Play On Players Children’s Theatre. Play On Players has had the privilege of piloting various Broadway Jr. musicals/World Premiere-New Works such as Madagascar Jr., Mary Poppins Jr., and Newsies Jr. (upcoming). Haden is a Suzi Bass Award winner for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical”. Haden has been teaching private voice lessons of varying ages for 8 years. He teaches/coaches a vast amount of styles including: Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock, and Opera. Haden believes that a classically based method will give more freedom to a voice and will allow it to achieve its greatest potential within any style that a student wants to venture off into. His preferred method of choice is “Garcia Vocal Method or Garcia Technique”. The technique will focus heavily on proper breath support, proper body alignment (Alexander Technique), the importance of resonance through space creation/complete relaxation, and a thorough understanding of how to sing naturally and effectively without putting strain on the vocal chords.


Project Broadway
Meg began her dance training here with the Atlanta Ballet, graduated from CCCEPA, and received her BA in Acting from NYU. She made her Broadway Debut at nineteen in Cats, followed by Fosse, The Frogs, and A Bed and a Chair, A New York Love Affair, with music by Stephen Sondheim, performing alongside Wynton Marsalis and Bernadette Peters at City Center. You can see her in the PBS special Fosse, with Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen, and The Producers movie with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Regional credits include the 1st National Tour of The Producers with Jason Alexander and Martin Short, Damn Yankees, Lola (Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Musical) Cabaret, Sally Bowles (Helen Hayes Nomination) and Mother Courage and Her Children with Kathleen Turner at Arena Stage in DC. She is thrilled to be on Faculty at City Springs Theatre, sharing her love of the craft that has filled her soul for over 30 years.


Project Broadway / Summer Junior Musical
David is beyond thrilled to join the faculty at City Springs Conservatory! He has performed on Broadway, in four national tours (Fame, Hairspray, Joseph…Dreamcoat, & Something Rotten), and conducted workshops and intensives all over the country (including Japan!) He served as Associate Choreographer to Tony-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Cats, Hamilton, In The Heights, Annie) for the national and international tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He made his Broadway debut in the revival of Annie at The Palace Theatre (also choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler) where he was dance captain, swing, and understudy for the role of “Rooster.” Select performing credits: Anything Goes (Sir Evelyn), Spamalot (Sir Robin), Chicago (Amos), Cabaret (Emcee), A Chorus Line (Paul), The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Chip), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert). After 13 years in the Big Apple he has recently relocated to Atlanta where he plans to direct, choreographer, perform, and continue using his experience to educate and work with young artists. He is so excited to work with the next generation of theatrical performers of Atlanta. Check out more at


Project Broadway
Courtenay recently returned from Broadway where she played “Mrs. Green” in The Prom, the Tony nominated musical directed by Casey Nicholaw. In Atlanta, she has been in many shows at The Alliance Theatre and other theatre in town. She graduated from Converse College and The Juilliard School where she won with The Michel and Suria Saint Denis Award for Drama. Courtenay co-founded and ran Show Camp USA, a performing arts summer camp based in Sandy Springs for 8 years, where she discovered her passion for teaching aspiring young talent. A well-rounded Atlanta artist, Courtenay has a thriving private vocal studio, she owns a jewelry business call Vintage Spirit Designs, and runs a small production company called Mamma Sez Productions. She performs and writes her solo shows under the umbrella title “Courtenay’s Cabaret”. This year she will remount her popular holiday show “Courtenay’s Cabaret – Home for the Holidays” on the Alliance’s Hertz Stage during the month of December. Courtenay has performed leading roles in almost every type of theatrical venue – regional theatre, national tours, theme parks, dinner theatre, Off- Broadway and now Broadway! She is happy to share her experience and expertise with City Springs Theatre Conservatory and Project Broadway.


NextGen Broadway Camp
Broadway: Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie Tate) opposite Reba McEntire. National Tours: Annie Get Your Gun (Winnie Tate), Cats (Sillabub), Hal Prince’s ShowBoat (Kim). Regional: Sister Act The Musical (Sister Mary Dominique) Pasadena Playhouse and The Alliance Theatre; The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Pippi) at Actors’ Express Theatre (Suzi Bass Award-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie Dillmount), Cabaret (Sally) and Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey) at Atlanta Lyric Theatre; The Ten Commandments with Val Kilmer; She Loves Me at Reprise! LA; How To Succeed… (Rosemary) and A Chorus Line (Maggie) at the St Louis MUNY; My Fair Lady at the Hollywood Bowl with John Lithgow; Evita (Mistress) North Carolina Theatres’ production at the Aladdin in Las Vegas. A graduate of CCM, and Equity member.


City Springs Theatre Company is always seeking qualified teachers to serve as faculty for our conservatory programs. Potential candidates will have professional experience in the fields of vocal instruction (group and private), acting, dance, and technical theatre and be available to teach weekly and semester-long classes. A college degree in theatre, voice, dance, technical theatre, or education required. Master’s degree preferred. Classes are currently offered for students ages 10-18.


Contact Education Manager Jenna Gamerl via email