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April Boatman, Lead Teaching Artist (University of California, San Diego, BA Theatre Arts)

With CoTA since 2008

A true performer at heart, April Boatman has performed extensively on San Diego stages for close to 30 years. She has directed several productions for the stage and brings her passion for performance to all aspects of theatre, including vocal coaching and teaching character development.

April has enjoyed performing in a wide array of theatrical productions, for which she has received four Aubrey Awards for Best Actress for the roles of Luisa in The Fantastiks, Lizzie in 110 in the Shade, Lorraine in The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Rachel in Reckless. April values the unique dynamic between performer and audience, from large-scale theatrical productions to intimate classroom spaces. Intent on developing the inner performer within individuals, April has a vibrant passion for the intricacies in vocal art and performance that is contagious to both students and teachers alike.