Robin Antoinette Stockton
As a working artist and musician, Robin has enjoyed a myriad of successes and the kinds of failures that have driven her passion and determination to grow continually, and always seek humility, grace and to be the kind of person who builds up those around her.
Robin began her musical training, classical flute, with Irene Maddox and Eldred Spell (WCU). Her primary mentor was Mark Thomas(UNCC & beyond), founder and honorary lifetime president of the National Flute Association. She co-founded the Queen City Flute Choir, played with the Lake Norman Orchestra, and other various groups the Charlotte area. Robin has composed over 20 original works, but her greatest joy is the success of her students. As a visual artist, Robin enjoyed being a resident studio artist in the Green Rice Gallery (Charlotte, NC) a 2013 featured artist with the Laguna Art Gallery (Laguna Beach, CA). She has served on the board and as member artist with the Charlotte Art League. She primarily works with acrylics, and in the abstract - finding joy in the fluidity of line, balancing the unpredictable, and making order amidst chaos.
Heidi Breeden has been teaching and directing theatre for over ten years. Heidi’s students have been recognized for excellent performance at the local and state levels, with multiple NCTC awards, including excellence in acting and distinguished acting, and multiple Blumey Award nominations and awards in all categories, including Best Supporting Actress, Best Leading Actress, and Best Musical.
Heidi has been recognized for directing at both NCTC and The Blumey Awards. Heidi’s students have consistently outperformed their peers, earning them acceptance to and scholarship offers from Theatre Arts programs all over the country. Her former students are alums and/or current students at the University of Chicago, UNC School of the Arts, Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Baylor University, and Florida State University Film School. Heidi’s former students have been cast in feature roles on OWN, in feature films, and regularly perform on the stages of Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, and NYC.
Heidi completed her BA in Theatre Arts at UNC-Charlotte and her MFA in Directing at Baylor University. She is a proud member of the North Carolina Theatre Conference.
A brief summery of student accomplishments:
17 Blumey Award nominations, including Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Overall Direction, Best Ensemble, Best Musical
Consistent Superior and Excellent ratings at NCTC, three-time distinguished play award, three-time excellence in direction award, multiple student acting awards (excellence and distinguished)
Scholarships: over $300k