Birthday: June 20th
Favorite Color: Purple
Your role at MCCA: Private Lesson Coordinator, Office Administrator and Piano/Musical Theatre/Acting Instructor
What classes do you teach: Private piano lessons, Acting Levels 1 & 3, Musical Theatre Level 3
Who would play you in a movie and why?: Probably Drew Barrymore. She seems down to earth but a little strange, and I’ve always been drawn to the roles she’s played.
Name a song that describes your teaching style: “Raise You Up/Just Be” from Kinky Boots. It’s so freeing and makes you want to dance! I’m all about the journey to being your true self and lifting others up along the way.
What is your favorite part of being an MCCA Teacher? It’s so hard to pick just one! I think it would have to be the “Ah Ha!” moment - when a student has been working to achieve something and it finally clicks. The joy on their faces is indescribable and it changes the whole energy of the space. I love seeing our students being proud of themselves and celebrating each other’s accomplishments.
Top 5 words that come to mind when you think of YOUR MCCA: Love, Family, Ambition, Energy and Creativity
Jacki Dixon is honored to be a part of the energetic team at Mountain City Center for the Arts. She is celebrating 8 years on the MCCA staff, where she teaches Private Piano Lessons and various levels of Acting and Musical Theatre. She has directed a number of MCCA productions including Junie B. Jones the Musical Jr, Fame Jr, Legally Blonde Jr, All Together Now! and Freaky Friday the Musical. Jacki serves as Production Stage Manager on most MCCA Productions and Showcases, coordinates MCCA’s Fundraising, Community Service Projects & Events, and serves as the Administrative Director.
She studied Theatre Directing and Production at Frostburg State University and spent close to ten years working at both community and professional theatres in the Annapolis area. She has directed and stage-managed more than 30 Annapolis-area productions, including serving as Assistant Director for the Ruby Griffith Award-winning production of Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as told by himself). Jacki was also the Program Director for Spalding Theatre Productions at Archbishop Spalding High School for five years, where she directed two plays each year and instructed Improv and College Audition workshops.
Jacki could not be more thrilled that her life’s journey brought her back to Frostburg and is eternally grateful to be making magic and memories at MCCA each day! Special thanks to her husband, Zac, for always hauling equipment, building sets and for being the best Theatre husband ever.