Ruth Hulett
Camp Director and Singing Instructor

Ruth received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Aaron Copland
School of  Music in New York and a Master of Music in Voice Performance
from the University of Maryland.  Her versatile performance career ranges
from opera and musical theater to folk and jazz.  Ruth teaches voice at her
private studio in Baltimore.  A co-founder of the Musical Theater Summer
Camp, her close association with the Carver Center has resulted in many
of her former students going on to professional careers in opera, in
Hollywood films and on Broadway.  As well as giving frequent concerts,
Ruth conducts acting and vocal workshops and master classes in
Baltimore and surrounding areas.
Michael Hulett
Camp Administrator

Michael is a professional playwright and lyricist, having twice won first
prize in national competitions.  He received his B.A. from Wesleyan
University in Connecticut and his Masters degree from the University
of Colorado.  A member of the Dramatists Guild, his plays and
musicals have been published, recorded and produced off-Broadway
in New York City and around the country.  As a singer and actor, he
has performed leading roles in many of the great American musicals.  
A co-founder of Musical Artists Theatre, he produces and directs
musicals in the Baltimore region, as well as having directed
numerous musicals in Virginia and West Virginia.
Jason Kimmell
Dance Instructor

Jason studied dance at  Goucher University, Indiana State University, Las
Vegas Entertainment, NYC Ballet Company, Towson State University and
worked under the direction of such Broadway greats as Robert Whitehead
and Hal Prince.  Other credits include: Metropolitan Ballet Theatre, Central
Maryland School of Ballet, North Potomac Ballet, NBC and CBS.   Jason
appeared on the soap opera As The World Turns, at the Kennedy Center,
and on the Broadway stage (Medea).  Locally, he teaches youngsters at
Riverside Stage, and directs and choreographs at numerous community
theaters. Currently, he serves as Theatre Operations Manager of
Children's Theatre of Annapolis.
Linda Swann
Costumes Instructor

Linda is bringing her costuming magic back to the Musical Theater
Summer Camp for another year.  Linda has costumed plays and musicals
for several theater companies over the last 25 years, winning two out of six
WATCH Awards (like the Tonys but for amateur theater) for her work.
Though she rarely performs any more, her favorite roles have been Queen
Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress, The Narrator in Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Florinda in Into the Woods. Her day
job includes teaching 7th grade Language Arts in Anne Arundel County as
well as helping head up the Drama Club at her school.
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Laurel Burggraf
Dance Instructor

Laurel is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts, and received
her BFA from Otterbein College.  Her extensive training includes ballet,
jazz, modern, tap, tai chi, stage combat, story-telling dance, ballroom
dance, Alexander technique, yoga, Meisner, Linklater and clowning.
In addition to teaching, Laurel has choreographed such shows as Into
The Woods, Aladdin, West Side Story, Princess and the Pea, Godspell,
Scrooge and Chess at Spotlighter's, Run of the Mill Theater, Pumpkin
Theater and many others.  Presently, she is the drama teacher at
St. Paul's School for Boys.
Jose de la Mar
Acting Instructor

Jose received his BA in Theatre from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
He has performed with and has directed for many theatre companies in
the area, including Musical ArtistsTheatre, Children's Theatre of Annapolis,
Merely Players and Do or Die Productions.  He teaches acting and
directing classes at Riverside Stage and  throughout Anne Arundel County
and Howard County.  Jose has designed and built sets for various
productions dating back to his college days.  Additionally, Jose makes his
living as a working actor doing commercials and industrial training videos.
Mary Jane Oelke
Stagecraft Instructor

Mary Jane is a puppetmaster, actress, artist, theatre artist and musician.
She  designed sets, masks and costumes for Fells Point Corner Theatre,
Spotlighters, Municipal Opera Company of Baltimore, Vagabond
Theatre, and Pumpkin Theatre. Her work has been seen at The Walters
Art Gallery, Towson University and the Baltimore Museum of Art.  Her
marionette company has delighted of children at The National Theatre,
Fells Point Festival and Artscape.  Mary Jane is a recipient of a Maryland
State Arts Council Award and the Governor's Citation.
Lauren Engler
Camp Supervisor
Lauren holds a BA with honors in Performance Theater and Studio Art
from High Point University. Currently a member of the Chesapeake
Shakespeare Company, she is a stage manager, scenic painter and
performer, appearing in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Comedy of
Errors, Poe’s Last Stanza, Coriolanus, and Sweeney Todd. She stage
managed Titus Andronicus, Romeo and Juliet, Uncle Vanya, and Richard
II. Lauren’s work as a scenic painter was seen in CSC productions of A
Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Uncle Vanya, A Comedy
of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, and Titus Andronicus.
Joshua Konick
Voice Instructor

Joshua is a music teacher and performer in the DC area with a degree in
Music Education from UM College Park. Having studied with Laura
Knoop Very at CMU, Francios Loup at UMD, and Martha Randall at UMD,
he has sung with choirs in The Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Mark's
Basilica, and most recently at The Kennedy Center alongside the
National Symphony Orchestra. When not teaching, Joshua enjoys
performing and directing in various community theaters including
Childrens Theatre of Annapolis and Annapolis Summer Garden Theater.