The Rose Theater Welcomes New Performing Arts Instructors for 2019-20 Season

The Rose Theater ( welcomes new instructors for its slate of performing arts classes for the 2019-20 season. Dan Chevalier joins The Rose’s full-time DRAMA at The Rose artist educators. Michael James joins The Rose as the associate director of the BROADWAY at The Rose program, as well as a teaching artist for DRAMA at The Rose.

Chevalier will lead acting and creative drama classes, as well as in-school workshops in classrooms throughout the Omaha area and field trip experiences held at The Rose. Chevalier is an award-winning actor who has performed in regional and touring productions in more than 30 states across the United States, and he will continue to perform at The Rose as a full-time company member. Chevalier has been highly involved in the Omaha-area theater community over the past 15 years, including appearing on stage nine times at The Rose Theater.

James comes to Omaha after serving as a director and choreographer for several children’s theater programs, and his work as a teaching artist has centered on his experience as a performer and his technical theater training to successfully collaborate with other artists. James trained in ballet, jazz, and hip hop and then transitioned into acting.

The BROADWAY at The Rose program, which offers students ages two to 18 a complete musical theater, voice and dance training experience focused on top-quality technique training, also welcomes new and returning instructors to its roster. The DRAMA at The Rose program offers children ages three to 18 a comprehensive theater education focused on the creative process. The professional staff lead classes in acting and directing, playwriting, improv, stagecraft, puppetry, and more. They also perform onstage in the 11 shows presented during The Rose’s season on the mainstage and Hitchcock First Stage, and they assist with the Teens ‘N’ Theater program.

For 70 years, The Rose Theater has been providing Omaha-area families with the best in live theater and arts education. Learn more at