Staff

 

Alex Smith,  Executive Director

Alex has served in many capacities at DeltaARTS including Executive Assistant, Crittenden Youth Theatre Coordinator, and Marketing Director. Alex is a former English, journalism, and drama teacher who earned her BA in Journalism from The University of Alabama and her MAT in Instructional & Curriculum Leadership from The University of Memphis. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Public Administration for Non-profit Management. She has been trained in both the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center models of instruction as a teaching artist. She grew up in Marion/West Memphis and performed in Crittenden Youth Theatre.

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Raegan Cook, Finance & Administrative Director

Raegan graduated from Christian Brothers University with a BA in Religion and Philosophy and went on to receive her MBA from University of Memphis. She formerly worked in development for the Memphis Theological Seminary and Ballet Memphis. She spent her youth volunteering behind the scenes at Theatre Memphis and Harrell Theatre. She currently serves on the Alumni Board for CBU, as secretary, and on committees for the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’s Give365 program, and fosters dogs through Alive Rescue Memphis.

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Gena Dorris, Development & Communications Director

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Jayme Stokes,  Programs Director

Jayme is a performing and teaching artist with a concentration in ballet. She has participated in innovative workshops through the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center teaching models, including Arts Integration. Ms. Stokes has the capability to engage students in any environment spanning various age groups and ability levels. Her classes are designed to develop musicality, and technique as well as poise, self-confidence, the value of hard work and awareness. Most recently, Ms. Stokes served as a fellow in the award-winning ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellowship in 2016 (Robert E. Gard Award/Americans for the Arts). The fellowship was an opportunity to learn more about the field of arts-based social change and how the arts can be a tool to remedy social challenges, while transforming lives and communities.

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