Meet The Team

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Founder &

Teaching Artist/Instructor

Erica Harris-Holcomb

Erica fell in love with the arts as a young child. She went on to pursue theatre arts in high school. August 2006, she graduated with a Associate of Arts Degree at Georgia Perimeter College. May 2020, She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University.

 

Other educational training was completed through Pan Acting with Dwayne Boyd, and Acting Out Studios with Lance Camirillo. Having the opportunity to gain more experience by interning and volunteering with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre, Actors Express, WOF Drama Ministry, GPC Theatre Arts Guild and TPS at Kennesaw State University has allowed her to grow and give back to the community.

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Creative Arts Director

Ronez Holcomb

Ronez was born in Muskegon Heights, Michigan, and raised there. He discovered his ability to draw when he was five years old. As a result, he was able to discover and develop his artistic talent. is also the owner and operator of HB Amazing Faces & Custom Designs.

 

He is well-known for face and body painting at various Atlanta events. He is focused on keeping Agape Arts Drama Club operating smoothly and bringing a creative style to the community.

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Teaching Artist/Instructor

Serena Lockhart

Serena is an Actor, Director, Instructor and Certified Practitioner in Lessac Kinesensics. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting and Directing.

 

While at UNH, she was a teaching assistant for the Acting and Voice/Movement (Lessac Kinesensics) courses, where she fell in love with teaching/sharing her passion.

 

Storytelling, playfulness and discovery are her classroom goals. Through her experience as a drama counselor, teaching assistant, and professional director, she has worked with various ages and she can’t wait to start working with you! 

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Teaching Artist/Instructor

Chelsea Smith

Chelsea is an actress and educator who is passionate about the arts.  She fell in love with theatre at the age of 12 when she was casted as Princess Briar Rose in her first stage play called ‘The Sleeping Beauty’.  She then attended college at Louisiana State University where she obtained her Bachelors degree in the Fine Arts.

During her college career she was casted in more plays at the Shaver Theatre and began to tap into film. After graduating, she made a drastic decision to move to Atlanta and pursue her dreams. Additional training was needed to fully transition into the film and television industry so she enrolled in classes at The Alliance Theatre, Higher Elevation Studios, and Act it Out Studios to become more educated in her passion.

Since then, Chelsea has signed with an agency and became Sag Eligible. You may see her on Amazon Prime, TV One & many commercials. Besides acting Chelsea enjoys teaching and educating her peers about the arts and also how to live a healthy lifestyle. She has 3 recipe books published on Etsy along with a blog called ‘Getrightwithpnc’ where she posts about nutrition and advice on how to stay healthy & fit. She incorporates this with her acting.

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Teaching Artist/Instructor

Rayna Howard

Rayna is a passionate artist and educator. She has been a choreographer, poet, and actor since 2016. She has worked as a teaching artist for the past three years, developing her own teaching style that has assisted her students in developing deeper connections with their bodies and emotions in order to expand their storytelling skills.

 

She co-founded BGC Productions, a film company, in 2019 and has worked with a variety of Minnesota artists, assisting with casting, directing, and cinematography. She has been assisting in co-directing for Legacy Arts Group, a youth-run theater program, this past year as they prepare for the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August 2022.

 

Her training has been mostly based on observation and hands-on experience. She is now pursuing a bachelor's degree in holistic wellness and therapeutic movement at Metropolitan State University, with the intention of incorporating this into her work and coaching. She believes that everyone has a narrative to tell and that art can be used not only to express oneself but also to cure oneself.

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Substitute

Teaching Artist/Instructor

   Emily Gray

Emily is an actor, singer, dancer, and advocate actively working in the Metro Atlanta area. She has been performing ever since she can remember, if you ask her parents she was singing before she was talking. Emily attended Young Harris College, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre May of 2022.

 

While in college, she performed in many children's shows, musicals, and plays of all kinds. Her favorite opportunity at YHC was being in the world premier of 'Mary Had a Little Ham' starring as Mary herself. 

Since graduating she has been working, and is excited to start spreading her love of the arts to the next generation. Emily works hard to make sure her classroom environment makes students feel safe, heard, seen, and loved.