The Kessler Theater’s Resident Artists
SOTE Performing Arts Center
12 years in the neighborhood teaching Ballet, Tap and Jazz to children from 2-18 years of age. SOTE Performing Arts Center takes pride in – and a sincere interest in – every one of its students. Our goal is to encourage the passion within each student we instruct.
We strive to give all of our students the tools, courage and self-confidence to pursue their dreams.
At SOTE, we achieve this through a foundation of quality instruction that is both positive and professional … teamed with the mental accomplishment students experience of having succeeded at a physical endeavor.
Lisa Cabaniss | 214-552-DANCE (3262)
Assistant to the Artistic Director Marcy Vega
Gymnastics Instructor Richard McLaughlin
Kenny Withrow – Professional artist and founding member of the New Bohemians.
Beginners group class and Individual lessons for all levels.
Beginners class: Monday@ 5:15 – 5:45pm
Please call to schedule individual lessons
25 years playing and teaching experience 214-476-4250
Mikal Beth Hughey – piano and vocal instructor
Mikal Beth has been singing and performing since her childhood. After teaching public school for years, she moved to Oak Cliff in 2007 and opened a private studio. With more than 15 years of experience, she offers private piano and vocal instruction. She also leads The Kessler Singers, a singing group for ages 7-14. Mikal Beth currently co-leads the music team at Church in the Cliff and performs in the Oak Cliff band, Trinity River Folk.
Chase Arrington – vocal coach
Chase Arrington is an actor and singer/songwriter that has worked in the performing arts since his youth. Recently back from the Savannah College of Art & Design, he will be offering private voice lessons at the Kessler Theater starting in January 2012. Chase is an Oak Cliff native and graduate of Booker T. Washington High School where he studied voice. His childhood experiences in the Dallas Children’s Chorus, Dallas Youth Chorus and other community theater played an important role in developing his passion for music and the arts. Chase has acted in numerous short films and performed in a variety of musical theater productions. His energy and passion for singing and performing is contagious. He is excited to be joining the team at the Kessler Theater.
Tim Murray – piano instructor
Tim Murray has been playing music since about age 9. Born and raised in central NJ, he finally had enough of the cold and moved to Dallas. Tim has about 25 yrs experience teaching music to all ages. While piano is his main instrument, he also has taught drums, guitar and saxophone. For the last 2 yrs, Tim was the director of instrumental music and the accompanist for the Community Presbyterian Church in his home town. He has instructed high school drum lines, church choirs, small ensembles and been involved in many different musical settings from weddings to funerals, musicals to rock and roll bands, school concerts to open mic nights. Tim lives in Oak Cliff and loves his new climate! He is looking forward to working with Mikal here at the Kessler Theater.