Southern Theatre Arts Guild Entertainment Performing Arts School

Roland Bennett

Voice, Piano, Guitar, all Brass and Woodwind instruments Teacher

Roland Bennett is a graduate of Nicholls State University with Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a concentration in voice. During his time at Nicholls, Roland double majored in trombone and was involvedin various Nicholls ensembles: Nicholls Concert Choir, Nicholls Chamber Singers, Nicholls Opera Workshop, Nicholls Concert band, Nicholls Wind ensemble, Nicholls Jazz band, Nicholls Trombone Quartet, and Nicholls Marching band. Roland has been selected for solos in choir, performed scenes form Verdi’s La Forza del Destino, Bizet’s Carmen, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, the role of Leporello in Nicholls production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and is currently preparing on the role of Papageno from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Roland is working on his Master’s in Music in Church Music at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he has received a merit scholarship by the Louisiana Baptist Foundation. Aside from the classical world, Roland plays guitar for his church, First Baptist Church in Thibodaux, and his band Day Like This.

Sean Cunningham

Acting Coach & Choreographer

​Sean was brought into the film industry at 9 years old. As the years went by he encountered success such as working with Diane Lane and John Malkovich in Secretariat. After 2 more years he became interested in broadening his artistic skills and began dancing of all types (ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, etc.). He joined Vandebilts theatre for two years and became interested in theatrical choreography and is now taking on jobs around Houma as he attends Nicholls as a full time student.

​​​​​​Alaine' Gauthreaux

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. Alaine's most recent shows at the Bayou Playhouse are, Mulan (Choreographer and Program Coordinator), Beauty and The Beast Junior (Director and Choreographer), The Trial of The Big Bad Wolf (Choreographer and Under Study), And They All Lived (Director).  Her Vandebilt productions as choreographer are Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, and Little Women.  As the talented theatre teacher her plays include: Locked In (Director, 2013 District and Louisiana State Competition Winner), Running Up Stream (Director, 2014 District and Louisiana State Competition Winner), Libby Pierce Drinks (Director, 2015 District Competition Winner, Can You Hear Them Crying (Director), and My So Called Life (Director).  Alaine' is also a proud member of Vision Christian Center. She looks forward to sharing her love of the art of acting and dance with her students.