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Class of 2006



Natasha Staley is an Assistant Professor of Voice and Acting at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Her areas of specialization include voice, speech, dialects, and text work. Natasha also directs, her most recent production showcasing undergraduate acting students in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Natasha returned to Sarasota in January of 2015 to serve as Assistant Voice and Dialect coach on the Asolo Rep’s production of Good People. She is a proud member of AEA and VASTA (the Voice and Speech Trainers Association), and is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. Most recent performance credits include Cassandra in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts.





Darlene Hope's passion is to encourage & uplift audiences, and mentor young artists. Prior to attending the Asolo Conservatory, she toured extensively throughout the US, South America and the Caribbean combining humanitarian work, performance and arts education. After graduating in 2006, Darlene settled in NYC and has since performed alongside some of Broadway’s leading stars, including Jeremy Hays and Quentin Darrington. She has appeared in numerous films, commercials and stage productions, and recently garnered rave reviews in the Off Broadway run of Bennett Windheim's Normalcy. Darlene is the author of two full length plays, Property and Kosciuszko Stop, and is currently working on launching a production company. You can stay in touch with Darlene via her website





The 2006 Class:  Ross Boehringer, Lesslie Crane, Bryan Crossan, Mariam Habib, Darlene Hope (Horne), John Long, Natasha Staley, Norah Sweeney and Brit Whittle.