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THOMAS SCHULTHEIS

A collaborative, creative leader, who consistently works to improve communication, foster critical thinking, implement new ideas, and deliver results.

EXPERIENCE

TEACHING ARTIST (2015 – Present)

Creativity & Inspiration Workshop, Let Me Try That Again, Musical Theatre Exploration Clinic, TikTok Musicals: Exploration & Activation, Signs & Synchronicity, and The Educators Collective Virtual Summit.

  • Arizona Thespian Festival
  • Arts Every day
  • Arts Schools Network Conference
  • California State Polytechnic University–Pomona
  • Boca De Oro Festival
  • California State Thespian Festival
  • Colorado Thespians Festival
  • Columbia Missouri Public Schools
  • Educational Theatre Association National Conference
  • Huston School of Music and Theatre
  • International Music Education Summit
  • International Thespian Festival
  • Maryland Thespian Festival
  • Metropolitan Opera Education
  • Musical Theatre Competitions of America
  • Nevada Thespian Festival
  • ReMix Vocal Academy
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Southern California High Theatre Festival
  • Texas Educational Theatre Association Conference
  • The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
  • The Performing Arts Project
  • Valparaiso University

MUSICAL THEATRE COMPETITIONS OF AMERICA (2021 – Present)

Creative Team 

MTCA brings together High Schools, Middle Schools, and Musical Theatre Studios from all over the world, for a weekend with all elements of Musical Theatre. 

  • Adjudicator
  • Teaching Artist
  • TikTok Challenge & Workshop Creator 

THE SPARK FILE SELECT GROUP CREATIVITY COACHING (2020 – Present)

Team Captain

Individuals and groups work through the creation of a project, from the spark of an idea, through the process of making, all the way to sharing it with the world.

  • Administration
  • Creativity Lab Host
  • Technical Facilitator

THE YOUNG AMERICANS COLLEGE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS (2021 – Present)

Dean of Admissions

The Young Americans College of Performing Arts is an accredited performing arts college with a unique curriculum for future performers.

  • Administration
  • Communication
  • Student Academic Support

REACH GRANT (2022 – Present)

Content Specialist/Consultant, Theatre 

Race, Equity, Arts and Cultural History (REACH), seeks to establish a replicable model to strengthen arts learning in U.S. schools, harness effectiveness of arts integration, and increase student engagement and achievement

DISNEYLAND RESORT YOUTH SALES (2012- 2020)

Youth Programs Sales Manager, Disney Performing Arts 

Collaborated with Creative, Marketing,  Production and Operation teams to create quality performing arts experiences for ensembles from all over the world

  • Exceeded sales goals for eight consecutive years
  • Produced the following offerings: Disney Performing Arts Conservatory, Music 101: Inside the Soundtrack of Disneyland® Resort, Music 201: The Building Blocks of Score, Musical Theatre Workshop, Parade Workshop, Technical Theatre Workshop
  • Created the following Sales Initiatives: An Educators Summit: Inspiring Brilliance, Illuminate, Inspiration Workshop, Open Enrollment, Open House, RoadShow & Workshop Live!, Showcase, and Trunk Show.

PERFORMER (1994 – Present)

Broadway

  • Grease! National/International Tours: Chicago, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Broadway Rhythm and South Pacific

Off-Broadway

  • Bed, Boys & Beyond (Original Cast Recording) and Avant-Garde-Arama in Sparkle Vision with cast of Broadway’s [title of show]

Regional Theatre

  • Leader of the Pack at Candlewood Playhouse, Good News at the Virginia Commonwealth Theatre

CHOREOGRAPHER (1990 – 2012)

Off-Broadway

  • The New Wondertwins in Sparkle Vision, Avant Garde Arama-thon, Hello, My Name is Avant Garde Arama, Avant Garde Arama in Sparkle Vision with the creators of Broadway’s [title of show] at P.S.122.

Theatre

  • Broadway Cares Easter Bonnet at the New Amsterdam Theatre, Peck, Doodle, Hallelujah! at the All American Melodrama Theater, Grease at Thomas Jefferson High School, Believe and Imagine Dance Concert at South Hills High School, Goldirocks at the Golden State Theatre.

Show Choir

  • Madisonians at James Madison University, Steppin’ Out at Monacan High School, City Lights at Midlothian High School, Center Stage at Monacan High School, Class Act at Stuarts Draft High School, Capital Swing at Manchester High School.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication, National University, La Jolla, California (2020)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (1988 – 1992)

BOARD MEMBER

  • Akomi Dance
  • Arts Schools Network

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/AWARDS

California Music Educators Association Music Industry Leadership Award – Disney Performing Arts

Disneyland Resort Youth Program Sales Platinum Circle 100% Award

Disneyland Resort Youth Program Sales Platinum Circle Award

Disneyland Youth Sales & National Accounts Platinum Circle Award

Disneyland Youth Sales & Youth National Accounts Platinum Circle 100% Award

Guest Relations Gold Working Lead of the Year

Guest Relations Silver Cast Member of the Year 

Guest Talent Programs Triple Threat Award 

Let Love Define Family Honoree

Outstanding ISFC Resource Parent

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