Southern Theatre Arts Guild Entertainment Performing Arts School

Tessie Blanchard

Voice Teacher

Tessie Blanchard has been singing since she was old enough to hold a microphone. Ms. Tessie lettered in Choir at South Terrebonne High School. Her passion is teaching music and working with kids. Ms. Tessie is a proud member of all 3 of my church worship teams. She sings both lead and harmony. She looks forward to both teaching and learning from the kids that she is privileged to work with.

Grace Hebert

vocal Coach & Piano teacher

​Grace Hebert is a Vocal Performance Major and Piano Performance Minor at Nicholls State University. She participated in acting courses, acting productions, was an active member of the private voice and choral programs, and worked as a backstage tech and stagehand at The Louisiana School for Match, Science, and the Arts for her sophomore, junior, and senior years. She is involved in the Nicholls Choir Association, Nicholls Opera Workshop class, and has been participating both these programs for three years as well as the Nicholls Gospel Choir for two years. In Spring of 2017 she starred as Papagena in Nicholls’ Opera Workshop production of Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte," also known as "The Magic Flute." She starred in multiple scenes in this year’s Spring Opera production titled “Scenes from the Heart of the Composer-” a compilation of scenes from some of our world’s most celebrated operas. She has performed in over two dozen recitals and concerts as a classical singer in her time at Nicholls State University and is creating and showcasing her own music as an independent artist. Her goals include completing an undergraduate and graduate Vocal Music degree, performing, traveling, discovering, and to experience, observe, and enjoy life. 

​​​​​Alaine' Gauthreaux-Gisclair

Drama Teacher

Ms. Alaine' is the Acting instructor, private dance and acting coach and the owner of S.T.A.G.E. Performing Arts School LLC.   As well as a teacher for the TPSD Talented Theatre Gifted and Talented Education and Mary's School of Dance.  Ms. Alaine' is a graduate of Northwestern State University with a bachelor degree in Theatre of Performing Arts and a Minor in Dance.  Extra certification include:  dance teacher’s ,  ancillary teachers, and stage combat with rapier, dagger, quarterstaff, and unarmed Stage fighting from the National American Fighters Association.  Ms. Alaine's  experience as a teacher began as a dance instructor for Mary’s School of Dance in Bourg and Susan Hussey’s Talent Inc. in Alexandria, Louisiana.  Alaine’s professional career began as a choreographer for the musicals Oklahoma and Guys and Dolls in Alexandria, La.  Her acting career began at the Horn in The West Theatre Company in Boone, North Carolina as she starred as the lead fire dancer, singer, actor, and stage combatant.  Alaine’ furthered her career in Los Angeles, CA where she worked for Miramax films and Raleigh Studios. A few of Alaine’s on camera experiences include: The Wedding Crashers, Be Cool, In Good Company, 24, a Yellow card video, and KIA Commercial. Ms. Alaine' looks forward to sharing her love of the art of acting and dance with her students.