Directors

Sarah Stoffle

Director

     Ms. Sarah Stoffle is beyond excited to be venturing into her fourth year as theatre director of Alpharetta High School after her 12 year tenure at Crabapple Middle School in Roswell, GA.

     Ms. Stoffle, a native from Knoxville, Tennessee, has been a long-time theatre artist and has appeared in and/or directed 50+ productions. In 2007, Ms. Stoffle appeared in the Atlanta premiere of A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer with Kenny Leon and Jane Fonda. Ms. Stoffle graduated from Maryville College with a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 2003, with an emphasis in acting and directing.

     Some of her favorite directing credits include: Into the Woods, Oliver, Bye Bye Birdie, Beauty and the Beast, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Yellow Boat, Wizard of Oz, Aida,Seussical the Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Grease, Hairspray and Shrek.
In 2006, her production of Running Upstream was selected as one of only 10 productions nationwide to showcase at the International Thespian Conference. This was the first middle school cast ever invited to attend. Ms. Stoffle holds 6 state one act championship titles. She has previously served on the Georgia State Thespian Board and was the Junior Thespian State Coordinator.

     In 2007, Ms. Stoffle coordinated and founded the Georgia State Jr. Thespian conference. She is also very active in the Roswell/Alpharetta Community theatre scene and has directed several shows and summer camps in the area. When she has time, Ms. Stoffle's hobbies include: Zumba, seeing live theatre, traveling, cooking, Pintrest, hiking and rafting on the Chatahoochee River.
 

Michelle Austin

Music Director

     Michelle Austin, mezzo soprano, is currently on faculty at ​
Alpharetta High School where she is the Director of Choral Activities. She also teaches AP Music Theory and Musical Theatre, taught Guitar 1 and 2 for four years, directs Alpharetta's competitive a cappella groups - "Momentum" and "Hype" - serves as music director for all musical productions, and is one of the sponsors for Tri-M Music Honors Society.

Ms. Austin is an active chorister, currently performing with Coro Vocati, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus. In 2010, she was selected as a Carnegie Hall Choral Professional and performed Hector Berlioz's Requiem under the baton of Maestro Robert Spano. In 2015, she won the Shuler Hensley Award - alongside colleague Ira Jenkins - for "Best Orchestra" with her work on the AHS production The Drowsy Chaperone. Ms. Austin holds her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from The University of Alabama where she studied conducting with Dr. John Ratledge and voice with Dr. Jennifer Cowgill. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Shorter College where she studied conducting with Dr. Martha Shaw and voice with Dr. Linda Lister, Dr. Brian Nedvin, and Dr. Sherri Weiler. Ms. Austin is currently a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), National Association for Music Educators (NAFME), Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honors Fraternity, and Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity.