District Six Theatre Faculty
Leah Wren is the Spartanburg School District Six Fine Arts Facilities Administrator and Director of Theatre Education. She serves as the Assistant Administrative Coordinator of the South Carolina Speech and Theatre Association, and has directed productions and taught classes for the Spartanburg Youth Theatre and Greer Cultural Arts Council. She grew up in Katy, Texas, received her Theatre Education Degree from Brigham Young University and her Masters of Education Degree at Southern Wesleyan University. She recently was selected as this year's recipient of the SCTA Deborah Smith Hoffman Outstanding Mentor Teacher Award! This honor is awarded to the K-12 theatre educator judged to have contributed the most to rising, new and even experienced theatre educators in South Carolina during 2021. Mrs. Wren is thrilled to be a part of the exciting and expanding Dorman Theatre Department and encourages the highest standards of the fine and performing arts and of ethical principles in the teaching of the arts. Mrs. Wren works to promote arts education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the school community and for the educational and professional advancement of our students. Her favorite directing credits include The Wizard of Oz, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Alice in Wonderland, and Oliver. Some of her favorite acting roles have been Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ann in All My Sons, and Penny in You Can't Take It With You.
Alvetta Smith is no stranger behind a microphone or on a stage. This former beauty queen, cover model, spokes model, and multitalented singer/songwriter has been performing since her childhood and sharing her talents worldwide. In following her dreams, she has had the chance to travel all over the United States, as well as Germany and Japan.
Alvetta graduated from Converse College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, in Music (Voice Performance) and Business Administration. After pursuing her degree, she circulated through Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA and managed to land commercials, plays, film roles, music videos and featured model spots.
Her most recent performance experience was the hit stage show “Big Band Beat” on the Broadway Music Theater Stage at the Tokyo Disney Resort. She had the opportunity to perform not once, but twice (invited) to sing for an audience that seats 1500 every show. She currently works in the Fine Arts Department at Dorman High School as support staff. Alvetta has also served as a judge for Dorman’s Got Talent, Poetry Out Loud, Co-Director of Annie the Musical, Music Director of Shrek the Musical and Alice in Wonderland Jr. and is currently the director of the Dorman High School Gospel Choir. Alvetta continues to perform at her church and in the community whenever an opportunity presents itself.