NANCY SEARS TOPPER

Life Time Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to

Theatre in Florida’s Secondary Schools

 

Pinellas County Teacher of the Year- finalist in two categories

       -  Inspiring Students to Performance at a Higher Level

-Commitment to Children and Families

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Theater Department Chair of the Patel of Conservator/ David A Straz Center

Summer Session 2016      Tampa, Fl

 

Owner and Director of Abba Dabba Entertainment

Since 1999     Pinellas County, Fl

 

Seminole High School Drama Director/Teacher

1994-2016    Seminole, Florida

 

Ruth Eckerd Hall Sumer Theatre Director/Curriculum Advisor

1994- 1998    Clearwater, Florida

 

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Summer Theatre Director/Instructor

1994-1998    Tampa, Florida

 

Owner/Director/Entertainer/Writer Sunshine and Company Entertainment

1986-1994   Los Angeles, CA

 

LEADERSHIP ROLES served as:

 

President of Pinellas County Arts and Theatre Educators

District Four Chair and Board Member of the Florida State Thespians

Board Member of the Florida Association of Theatre Education

Florida Theatre Conference Secondary Auditions and College Transfer Auditions Coordinator and Coach

SETC Theatre Conference Secondary Auditions and College Transfer Auditions Coordinator and Coach

 

*Seminole High School is legendary for its musical theater department.  Nancy directed and produced several Florida State Thespians critics’ choice productions in Morsani Hall including, Hello Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, Brigadoon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Music Man.

 

Sears has worked with and taught theater students of all ages.  She created several community theater projects with artists as young as four years of age through senior adults working together in curriculum designed to bridge creative learning opportunities with no age limitations. She presents various workshops for both students and educators throughout the state of Florida.