MUSICAL THEATRE STAFF

By assembling people who not only have the qualifications to teach but also possess great character traits and values is what truly sets us apart. We feel that you would be hard pressed to find a better staff anywhere! Faulkner's Dance & Gymnastics is a group of highly trained and qualified professionals, considered to be the finest and most knowledgeable in their field. Working together for a common goal to build self-esteem and sport makes our staff unparalleled.

Our team of instructors, coaches and staff members ensure that each gymnast, dancer, cheerleader, taekwondo or whatever you participate in is given the best possible experience. Staff at Faulkner's Dance & Gymnastics have the ability to work with every level of athlete, from beginner to professional. Helping each individual to reach their full potential is the end result. Our talented faculty brings to Faulkner's Dance & Gymnastics years of professional experience from the national stage, television, film, gymnastics national competitions and Broadway as well as local productions.

Lorraine Hall Parker Lorraine Hall Parker: Director of Piano & Voice

While some people would disagree, I feel blessed to have spent my entire life and career(s) in northern Orange County. Growing up on the farm with wonderful parents and brothers and grandparents, I learned about morals, values and appropriate work ethic. While we didn't have a lot of money, my parents provided love and opportunities. Being brought up in Eno Presbytarian Church was a priority in our Christian home. It is there that I hold on to fond memories of playing the piano or organ with my grandfather, while he played the other instrument. In 1972 after graduating from Orange High School, I went on to complete my secondary education at Elon College, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education K-12. While at Elon College, I became the church musician in 1975 at Walnut Grove Methodist Church. At that time, I was responsible for the organ, piano, youth choir and adult choir. I continue the role of organist at Walnut Grove UMC forty plus years later. In 1976, after graduating from Elon College, my music teaching career began at A. L. Stanback Middle School. During those years prior to my son being born, I also taught piano lessons in my home after my school responsibilities were finished. Once I completed a thirty year tenure at A. L. Stanback Middle School, I retired from that full time position, and worked as a licensed substitute for eight more years in all Orange County Schools, for all subjects, from Pre-K through 12 grade.

Five years ago, Tyler and Melissa White bought the property next door to me. Soon after meeting Tyler, Melissa, Will and Callie, we became close friends and neighbors. We spent a lot of time together and soon Melissa invited my to join the Melissa White Team at Keller Williams Realty as her Buyer's Agent. Once I completed my licensing classes, I began working with people to help them find a home that fit their budget, lifestyle, needs and desires. I soon realized that teaching children and working with families to purchase a home had many similarities. In each role, the professional is serving people. Positive character traits are important in both world too.

I was happy to be invited by Mike, Sue and Mich Faulkner to join their staff to provide piano and voice lessons. During my thirty eight years of teaching in the Orange County School System, I taught Mich, taught with Mike, knew Sue as an elementary teacher and enjoyed having Sue as a parent volunteer.