Teacher Bios

brandy devol-moss

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 johnson

Kelley hails from New Baden, IL, but she currently lives in Lebanon with her boyfriend and two cats. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Theatrical Studies, and she is attending again to pursue her MA in Education. She has always loved music and theatre; some of her more notable stage roles include Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd), Belle (Beauty and the Beast), Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz), and Little Red (Into the Woods).

Upon arriving at Ball State University after graduating high school, she discovered her passion for film acting, and she spent Summer 2015 in Ireland under contract with BSU and SONY to act in two short films to test their new line of 4K cameras. Her professional credits also include live entertainment at Cedar Point for their HalloWeekends event in 2016. Kelley has further experience with casting and talent management, as this was her original focus when obtaining her undergraduate degree. She has sat in on several college auditions and helped cast shows at Ball State University and Northside Middle School.

Kelley plans on bringing a variety of classes and workshops to Black Box. Some of her favorites include audition technique, dialect, stage combat, and private voice lessons.

katie walters

Katie graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2016 with a Music Education degree for Pre-K - 12th grade, focusing in Choral Studies. Her primary instrument is voice, which she studied under Mitzi Westra during college.

In 2016 she was hired as the 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 teaches it as part of her school curriculum. Another passion of hers is teaching people the basics of Swing Dancing. She 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 WINES

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 Wolfgang

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, with masters courses in English Lit, Journalism, and Shakespeare. After a stint with ComedySportz Indianapolis, she continued her pursuit of the Arts by enrolling in The Second City’s 2 year Conservatory program for Improvisational Comedy.

Teacher by day and actor by night, she lived 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 in Arizona where she shared her knowledge and passion for the Arts, including dance, drama, comedy, cheer, basic music, and winter guard. 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 upon returning to the community has directed a countless array of programs and productions over the last 15 years.

Currently Emily teaches Language Arts, Fine Arts, and Journalism for the Lebanon Community School Corporation while also serving as Black Box's Creative Director. 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.