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The Founder and President of the Academy of Performing Arts. Principal Director on the Phoenix Theatre Stage. Collin has been involved in the artistic community since the age of ten. He wrote, produced and directed his first play in elementary school and has been an active player in the entertainment industry ever since. Collin, to date, has produced and directed over two hundred theatrical productions for the Academy as well as writing and adapting original works from classic literature such as Bram Stoker’s, Dracula, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan, Junglebook, The Phantom of the Opera, Anne of Green Gables, Aladdin, The Red Lion and more! Collin has directed such favorites as Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, Nunsense, The Miracle Worker, and Frankenstein to name a few. His broad expertise and award winning titles include: leading actor, costume designer, lighting design and tech, set design-painting and construction, stage make-up, special F/X, Teacher and Mentor. Collin founded the Academy with the knowledge and personal experience of witnessing the positive, life changing impact the performing arts have on people’s lives. His students have been featured at the Tony award winning Utah Shakespearean festival, as well as in leading roles for movies and television.