Amy Pridgen is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at William Peace University. Prior to accepting her professorship at WPU, Amy worked in the theatre industry for over a decade, primarily as a professional actress based in New York City in venues off-Broadway and in touring companies. Professionally she has played roles such as Sharpay in High School Musical, Bianca in Taming of the Shrew and title role in Cinderella. Off stage, she has acted as a director, voice coach, and choreographer for numerous productions across the East Coast. Amy’s primary theatrical interests lie in improvisation, devised performance, and sociopolitical contemporary drama. She has presented her research nationally at conferences such as the Southeastern Theatre Conference and internationally at the Arts and Society Conference at the American University of Paris. RLT credits include: Stickfly (Kimber), One Man Two Guvnors (Pauline), Pippin (Fastrada), Director of The Revolutionist, Movement Director of Blood Done Sign My Name, and Voice/Speech Coach of TOS Into the Woods. WPU credits include: Director/Choreographer of Beauty and the Beast, Hair, The Wild Party, American Idiot, and The Laramie Project. BFA SUNY Fredonia. MFA Savannah College of Art and Design.