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Adam Delka

Fulshear High School
Theatre Instructor

Adam W. Delka started performing with the Superior Thespians, in his hometown of Superior, NE. He is a graduate of the musical theatre program from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA), of NYC. Adam also holds a Bachelor of Arts, music (BA) and a Master of Arts in Education, music (MAT), both from Austin College in Sherman, TX. Adam is a full-time teacher, director, choreographer and performer. He currently works as the Theatre Director at Fulshear High School. This is in addition to teaching private voice lessons, he also teaches classes at the Stageworks Actor’s Academy, the Tribble School for Performing Arts, and maintains a professional performance and directing career in the Houston theatre community. Adam received the Broadwayworld.com Houston award for 2013 Best Choreography with MJR Theatricals Little Shop of Horrors. He directed the HFAC production of Les Misérables, which received the award for 2014 Best Musical. He was awarded the 2015 award for best Choreography award for Evita, and was nominated in several categories in both 2016 and 2017.

Adam has had numerous professional and community theatre directing opportunities including A Christmas Story (Choreographer), The Wizard of Oz (Director), The Producers (Choreographer), Oliver! (Choreographer), Footloose (Director), Damn Yankees (Choreographer), Into the Woods (Music Director), Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Director), Evita (Choreographer), Les Misérables (Director), Company (Choreographer), Plaid Tidings (Director, Choreographer), Little Shop of Horrors (Choreographer), Peter Pan (Music Director), Annie (Music Director), Avenue Q (Assistant Director, Choreographer), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Choreographer), Assassins (Choreographer), Cabaret (Music Director), Glee on Stage (Music Director), Little Mermaid, Jr. (Music Director), Galveston the Musical (Choreographer), The Drowsy Chaperone (Music Director), RENT (Music Director), A Christmas Carol (Music Director), Stephen Sondheim’s Follies (Director, Music Director, Choreographer), High School Musical (Director, Music Director, Choreographer), Once on this Island (Director, Music Director, Choreographer), Gleeks! (Director, Music Director, Choreographer), Opal (Director), Confederate Letters (Director), Dear Edwina (Director, Music Director, Choreographer), Les Misérables (Music Director, Co-Director), Aida (Choreographer), Parade (Music Director, Co-Director), Urinetown (Co-Director, Choreographer), Ozapalooza! (Director, Music Director, Choreographer), and many other professional, community theatre and student productions over the years.

Professional performance roles include, Company (Peter), Plaid Tidings (Sparky), Assassins (The Proprietor), Cabaret (Emcee), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Andre Thibault), My Fair Lady (Colonel Pickering), Galveston the Musical (Attorney General), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon), Forever Plaid (Sparky), Jekyll & Hyde (Sir Danvers Carew), Urinetown (Old Man Strong, Hot Blades Harry), Sunday in the Park with George (Jules, Bob Greenberg), The Drowsy Chaperone (George), Chess (Nikolai, Gregor Vassy) RENT (Paul), Jane Eyre (Bert), Company (Paul), Camelot (Sir Dinidan), A Christmas Carol(Ghost of Jacob Marley), Oliver (Mr. Sowerberry), The Producers (Kevin, Jack Lapidus, Stalin), Of Mice and Men (Rancher).

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Nicholas Farco

Leaman Junior High Theatre Instructor

Nick relocated to Texas from Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Daniela and their dog, Lady to be closer to his immediate family who have also made the move from the New York Tri-State area over the course of the last 7 years. He is extremely grateful for the opportunity to share his knowledge, experience, and passion with the students. He joined the purple track at Leaman Junior High after starting his LCISD journey on the maroon track at Polly Ryon Middle School. He also serves as a teaching artist at The Humphrey’s School for Musical Theatre at Theatre Under the Stars at The Hobby Center in Downtown Houston. Previously, he served as a teaching artist for The Alley Theatre’s Educational Outreach Program and before that as adjunct instructor of acting at both Rutgers University and Kean University in the Northeastern United States.

In over 10 years of educational experience, Nick has taught theatre related courses for universities, private conservatories, and other arts programs for students of all ages. When he can find the time he continues the work he started in New York, privately coaching professional actors and students as they prepare for auditions and work on their craft. He holds his MFA in Acting from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, his BFA in Acting from Ithaca College, and studied Education and History at Kean University. Nick has been performing professionally in Houston with The Alley Theater, Stages Repertory Theatre, 4th Wall Theatre, and The Gravity Players at Classical Theatre Company.

Houston credits include: True West (Houston Theatre Awards Nomination), and Small Mouth Sounds at 4th Wall Theatre (formerly Stark Naked Theatre) (Broadway World Nomination), The Other Place, The Carpenter(Workshop), The Harassment of Iris Malloy (Staged Reading), and Around the World in 80 Days at The Alley Theatre, The Book of Maggie (World Premiere) at Stages Repertory Theatre, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot with The Gravity Players at Classical Theatre Company.

NY Credits: The Death of Frank at The Players Theatre, Patriot Acts at The Abingdon Theatre, AKA Al Parker at The Young Playwrights’ Studio, Faye Drummond at The Actor's Studio. Some Regional Credits: Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Owed to My First Love at Premiere Stages, Born Yesterday at Findlay Theatre, and other work at The Kitchen Theatre, NJ Playwrights Theatre, The Forum Theatre and Bucs County Playhouse to name a few. TV: Boardwalk Empire Film: Evan Almighty.

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Scot Pankey

Leaman Junior High

Sixth Grade Theatre Instructor

Scot (with one t) is very excited to be joining the Leaman JR. High Staff as the 6th grade Theatre Arts Teacher.  Mr. Pankey is going on his 11th year of teaching in a public school and his 25th year in Education. He is a Theatre teacher that brings enthusiasm, commitment and experience to his subject. After being educated with a BS degree in Musical Theatre from Lees McRae College, he continued his studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and NYU. Following this experience he studied acting at Beverly Hills Playhouse and HB Studios in New York. Scot is part of the Screen Actors Guild and is represented here in Houston by Naturally Fit Agency.

One of Scot's proudest moments was when his students produced a dance video that went viral. The video was seen all over the world and was featured on Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, E! News and countless others. Mr. Pankey's main goal as a educator is to inspire, motivate and build strong relations with his students. To see them succeed would be his greatest achievements.