Teaching Artist Bios
WorkShop Teaching Artists
Our team of dedicated Teaching Artists has a wealth of experience in combining education and entertainment to provide a thrilling learning experience for groups of all ages.
Deondra Kamau Means (Teaching Artist)
Deondra is a proud husband and father of two who has performed for TCTC for the past 20 seasons. MainStage production roles include Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS (Baloo), Holiday Follies and Holiday Follies 2 (Jimmy), Charlotte’s Web (Templeton), Disney’s Mulan JR.. (Mushu), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), Robin Hood (Alan-A-Dale), Seussical JR.. (Mr. Mayor), The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit (Benjamin Bunny), Noah’s Ark (Ham), The Wizard of Oz (The Lion), Little Red Riding Hood (The Big Bad Wolf), The Piano Lesson (Lymon), The Crucible (Cheever), Snow White (The Apprentice), and Man of La Mancha (Dr. Carasco) which was performed at the Sibui Festival in Sibui Romania. As a co-creator of the WorkShop series for ArtReach, Mr. Means has written and conducted sessions including Self-Esteem Through Self-Expression, Martin’s Dream, performing Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, a residency teaching the works of Langston Hughes, Art Alive! and Freedom Songs. A long time educator in area schools, Mr. Means has taught a wide range of performing arts to students from pre-K through high school. From vocal music to drama, to working with special needs children and at risk students, Mr. Means has a gift for reaching students of all ages through sharing his experience and love of theatre and music. As a professional actor, he has traveled to perform in Chicago, St. Louis and in 2007 toured Romania with the cast of Man of LaMancha with Northern Kentucky University. Many area schools including Villa Madonna Academy, Mason Heights Elementary, Ninth District Elementary and WEB Dubois have utilized his talent of enriching classroom lessons through dramatic principles throughout the school year. Mr. Means has the ability to bring to life through drama, historical lessons, world cultures and literature to help students to better understand what is required in the classroom.
Tatiana Godfrey (Guest Teaching Artist)
Tatiana was born in Cincinnati, Ohio where she attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts. After graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA and drama, she worked in New York and Atlanta, Georgia, teaching students of all ages. A big advocate of arts education, she’s excited to be back in Cincinnati, and a guest teaching artist with TCTC.
Emily Mohler (Guest Teaching Artist)
Emily Mohler has been on tour with The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's ArtReach Touring Division this past year, and is happy to be continuing her work with them. Roles played this past year include Della in The Gift of the Magi, Jo Ann Robinson in The Rosa Parks Story, as well as Mildred in Rumpelstiltskin.
Danielle Muething (Guest Teaching Artist)
Danielle has appeared with The Children's Theatre of Cincinnat on the MainStage many times! Previous TCTC roles include Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), The Snow Queen (Nana), Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. (Mrs. Bucket), Disney's Cinderella KIDS (Drizella), Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale (The Queen), Disney’s Aladdin JR. (Iago) and James and the Giant Peach (Aunt Sponge). Other productions include: Sweeney Todd (ensemble) at The Carnegie, Babes in Hollywood and Smokey Joe's Cafe aboard the Showboat Majestic, and she is a part of the a cappella duo - The Sweet and Lows!