Meet Our Team 

Executive director

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Janet Gora I am the Executive Director who works remotely from Anderson Township. I joined DK in late March and am having fun creating new processes and helping the Team to grow the number of contracts and grants so we can stay strong. I love new ideas and creative people so I am in a good spot here!Program Coordinator:

Director of Programming

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Gabbie Phelps  is a student at the University of Cincinnati studying Middle Childhood Education. Gabbie has been dancing and performing on and off since she was 3 years old. She currently dances at the Diana Lynn School of Dance.When she is not studying or dancing, she enjoys painting, hiking, and spending time with her dogs and her friends. She hopes to be a 6th grade Language Arts or Social Studies teacher. Joining the Dramakinetic's team has allowed her to combine her love for dance, theatre, and education into one. 

Program Coordinator

Ellen C. Godbey is a graduate of Xavier University where she double majored in Music Education and Theater. She has been working with Dramakinetics for almost 4 years and in that time has taught many different music, theater, and dance classes. Even outside of Dramakinetics, Ellen is always working with children and introducing them to the wonderful world of the arts! Her experience teaching music and theater dates back to her freshman year of high school when she was named musical director of the annual summer theater camp.

Teachers     

Colin Thornton is the head acting instructor at Children’s Theatre of Mason. He has directed many shows for children at Town Hall Theatre in Centerville, OH.  He is an actor and board member for Center Stage Players in North College Hill. Colin is a graduate of the Western Kentucky University theatre department, where he founded HappyGAS, an improv troupe that is still thriving 16 years later.  He studied,     performed and directed at Chicago’s best schools of improv comedy. 

Cait Riley is the co-director of Dramakinetics' Random Actors and Possibility Players and has been part of the DK family since 2013. Cait spends her days as a project manager in an office downtown, and her nights/weekends as a passionate purveyor of the arts. A graduate of the University of Central Florida's theater program, she has wore many hats including experiences in box office management, directing, stage management, acting, and all facets of technical needs from design to installation. Cait continues to look for new and exciting ways to bring theater to life for everyone she encounters. Being able to positively influence the lives of DK students she encounters has been one of her most precious achievements to date. 

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Rachael Petranek  Studied at Xavier University majoring in Theatre and Middle Childhood education. When not studying or performing, Rachael loves to spend time with her friends and family, go for a run outside, or get her nails done. Being apart of Dramakinetics has helped her grow in her education of children and theatrics.

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Holland Taylor is a junior at Xavier University pursuing a B.A. degree in Theatre Performance with two minors in Writing and Digital Media. Recent productions include: Siobhan (The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Nighttime), Shelly (Buried Child), Ismene (Antigone. born against.). She is the current Marketing Videography for the Xavier Theatre Productions and is the co-head of the marketing committee for Xavier Theatre's Department. She also currently works as Act One Theatre School's Marketing Assistant. She has a passion for teaching the arts to younger students and is beyond thrilled that she has the opportunity to delve into that with Dramakinetics

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Jake Spicer Jake has been an actor for 15 years. He currently attends Cincinnati State majoring in Film. He is very excited to be working with DramaKinetics and to be able to pass on what he has learned.