Brandy DeVol-Moss got her start in the entertainment industry by helping manage her daughters career as an up-and-coming child actor and variety/circus performer. In helping her daughter navigate the "showbiz" waters, Brandy realized that she also had talents to share. This led to becoming a producer with Team Dharma Productions, where the team has made several award winning films. Brandy has a love of independent film, circus, and especially clowning. It is important to her to share her passion for these not so traditional art forms with the next generation.
Kelley hails from New Baden, IL. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Theatrical Studies and a minor in Marketing, focusing in casting and talent management. She has always loved performing, and some of her more mentionable roles include Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), Julia (The Wedding Singer), and Little Red (Into the Woods).
Upon arriving at Ball State University, she also discovered her passion for film acting, and she spent Summer 2015 in Ireland under contract with BSU and Sony to act in three short films. When she is not performing, she loves to sit on the other side of the audition table and exercise the casting and talent management side of her brain. She sat in on several college auditions, and she also helped cast shows at Ball State and Northside Middle School.
Kelley plans on bringing a variety of classes to the Black Box Theatre, ranging from audition technique to Shakespeare to dialect.
Katie attended the University of Indianapolis from 2012-2016 and graduated with her Music Education degree for Pre-K through 12th grade with a focus in Choral Studies. Her primary instrument is voice, which she studied under Mitzi Westra during college. In 2016 she was hired as General Music Teacher for Central Elementary and Perry-Worth Elementary in Lebanon. During her second year of teaching, she fell in love with the Ukulele and is now able to teach it as part of her school curriculum. Another passion of hers is to teach people the basics of Swing Dancing. She has loved learning about music from the time she wasn’t even old enough to read words but could mimic her mom singing hymns in church. A lifelong learner, she is enjoying finding new facets of music to dive into and share with her students
Amanda is trained in movement and equipment, and is the Tigerettes Coach for Lebanon High School. For several years Amanda has taught the Sparklers program for interested young flag and pom dancers. Her children love being in the Arts as much as she does!
Amanda is excited to be a part of Black Box and enjoys her roll as the Move and Groove and Jr. Chorus instructor. She would like to thank all the parents and students who call Black Box home!
Emily grew up in Lebanon, IN. She followed her dream to be in show business by attending UC Santa Barbara as a film major. Transferring to Indiana University gave her the opportunity to be classically trained as an actor and receive a degree in Education. After a stint with Comedy Sportz Indianapolis, she continued her pursuit of the Arts by enrolling in The Second City’s Conservatory program.
Teacher by day and actor by night, she continued to live her dreams in Chicago for four years. During which time she acted in and choreographed for shows in the improv circuit as well as the schools. In August of 1999, she turned her focus toward full time teaching and happily landed at an established Arizona Charter School, where she shared her knowledge and passion for the Arts including dance, drama, comedy, cheer, basic music, and winterguard. Focusing on family brought a change.
She now is back in Indiana, raising her children with husband Andy. Emily is happy her path has turned full circle and is able to pay forward the love of dance and acting to the community that gave her her start. She was honored to continue her work with young people and return to the community with her family.
Currently Emily teaches Language Arts for Lebanon Middle School. For Emily, the creation of Black Box is the perfect combination of her loves and talents. She couldn’t be more thrilled to have a space where love, laughter, and learning can be shared with her students and the community.