Our teachers

CeCe Talley is the director of DramaTykes.  Creating DramaTykes was a childhood dream come true for Mrs. Talley, as she always planned to one day teach drama to little kids!  Mrs. Talley is licensed to teach theatre, speech, English, and Spanish, and has taught for over 20 years!  She spent 13 years teaching and directing at Lincoln High School.  She has owned and taught with DramaTykes since 2008.  Mrs. Talley currently teaches students from age 2-18, including classes for over 140 homeschooled students!!

You can reach CeCe at talley@dramatykes.com


Sara Nichols has her B.F.A. in Theatre Education and her Masters in Education.  She has taught English, Speech, and Theatre in Des Moines Schools and in the gifted and talented program. She has a total of 17 years teaching experience. Ms.Sara has directed plays at North High School and acted in many shows in Des Moines Community theatres.

You can reach Sara at nichols@dramatykes.com


DeAnna Axness has her Masters degree and Education, English, and Theatre.  She has taught English, speech, and theatre in the Des Moines schools.   Ms. DeAnna has been with DramaTykes since 2008.  She is also Program Coordinator of ASAP The After School Arts Program.  

You can reach DeAnna at axness@dramatykes.com



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