Mimi Stuart, Artistic Director, has been acting and entertaining audiences since
she was 10 years old, and professionally since she was 15. She was recently seen
in a Fuji Medical Industrial. She performed Off-Broadway as a lead in The Mandela
and Guilty Innocence. She has performed in summer stock as Dolly Levi in
The Matchmaker as well as in other leading roles.
She toured the U.S. and Canada in musicals such as My Fair Lady, Godspell, Cinderella,
and Pajama Game. Mimi was on daytime TV as Dixie's nurse in All My Children
and on nighttime TV as the lead in Ghost Stories. Mimi has been in almost
20 movies and her voice can be heard on several voice-overs. Mimi got her BFA in
Acting from York University in Toronto and her MFA in Acting from Rutgers Mason
Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick.
Mimi was the Artistic Director at Saginaw Overnight Camp, directing two shows a
summer and teaching drama and improv classes all summer. She taught acting at Kean
University and voice and speech at NYU and Weist-Barron. She was the originator
of The Children and Teen Musical Theatre, and Voice and Speech Program at HB Studio.
Mimi started to teach and direct for Monica May at The Children's Acting Academy
in 2000. She is thrilled to see her students grow year after year.
Monica May founded The Children's Acting Academy in 1972 in New York City. She served
on the faculty of the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institution and is known for creating
and teaching theatre workshops for children and teens at New York University, The
Harkness Center and The Hunter College Gifted Youth Program. Her classes have been
praised by The New York Times, The Parents League, and New York Magazine.
She made her Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth with
Paul Newman and Geraldine Page.