Mimi Stuart, Artistic Director, has been acting and entertaining audiences since she was 10 years old, and professionally since she was 15. Mimi 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.
Mimi 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. She has been in almost 20 movies and her voice can be heard on several voice-overs. Mimi received 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, studying under William Esper.
Mimi was the Artistic Director at Saginaw Overnight Camp, directing two shows a summer and teaching drama and improv classes. 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. She has also directed shows for the last three years at Saints John and Paul in Larchmont, taught the drama class at the Thornton Donovan summer camp, and recently started teaching after school drama in the New Rochelle and Mount Vernon school districts.
Mimi started to teach and direct for Monica May at The Children’s Acting Academy in 2000, and became it’s sole owner four years later. She is thrilled to see her students grow year after year, both artistically and academically. Many students have gone on to study at the four major performing arts high schools in NYC, and to star and appear in Broadway shows.