Jeff Swearingen to Kick Off New Acting Program at DAMPA with ELF JR. and HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, HIGH SCHOOL EDITION

Jeff Swearingen to Kick Off New Acting Program at DAMPA with ELF JR. and HEATHERS THE MUSICAL, HIGH SCHOOL EDITION

Jeff Swearingen, voted BEST THEATER TEACHER (Best of Dallas 2016), has officially joined Dallas Academy of Music and Performing Arts (DAMPA) to direct the upcoming productions, Elf Jr. - The Musical and Heathers the Musical, High School Edition.

Students enrolled in the Fall semester Acting Program will have the opportunity to learn directly from Swearingen, who has performed on screens and stages around the globe.

Swearingen has taught young actors for over 15 years, including students at Dallas Children's Theater and Rhythmic Souls, to name a few. He is the co-founder of Fun House Theatre and Film, which has been in operation for 7 years. Swearingen is also a member of the group, THE VICTIMS, and is represented by Mary Collins Agency in Dallas.

In addition to accolades he earned for his roles in THE BOXER, THE GNADIGES FRAULIEN, and HELLO HUMAN FEMALE, Swearingen has also received: Best of Dallas BEST PLAYWRIGHT (2015), BEST DIRECTOR (2014); Dallas Observer MASTER MIND (for creating the next generation of artists); and multiple DFW CRITIC'S FORUM Awards.

"It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study under Jeff's direction and we are thrilled to be able to provide our students with this unique opportunity," says Lisa Jenkins, Owner of DAMPA. "Our Fall productions are going to be amazing and so much fun - we cannot wait for rehearsals to begin!"

Fall semester at DAMPA starts August 21st. In addition to our expanded Acting Program, we are excited to offer even more classes and lessons, including our new Tap Program led by Rhythmic Soul's Katelyn Harris, Wicked Workshop led by Broadway veteran Teal Wicks, Jazz and Rock Bands, and more! Spots are filling up fast, so register today! Call (214)-363-4980 or visit

DAMPA is a performing arts center committed to excellence in music and performing arts education for all ages. Our experienced faculty members provide a well-balanced curriculum while utilizing the highest-quality instruments, a robust music library, and the latest technology. DAMPA is located in Snider Plaza, near SMU in University Park, Dallas.

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