Taylor Harvey earned her BFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. She frequently teaches at the Kansas Thespian Conference, as well as in various regional workshops. Around Kansas City, she has performed with Musical Theater Heritage, Spinning Tree Theatre, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival in conjunction with the Kansas City Symphony. She recently moved to NYC, where she made her Off-Broadway debut last summer at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre.
Jill Hemann is thrilled to be working with The Coterie and has been involved in children's theatre throughout the United States before moving to Kansas City. She has previously been seen in the national tour of The Sound of Music (Sister Berthe). She has also been seen in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Domina), Phantom (Carlotta), The Lovely Liebowitz Sisters (LaVonne) in Atlantic City, Nunsense (Amnesia), A Christmas Carol (Mrs. Fezziwig - National Tour), and The Pirates of Penzance (Major General) among other productions. Jill holds a B.A. in Secondary Education and also holds a Master's degree in Music from Webster University.
Nora Hennessy recently completed her BFA in Musical Theatre at Missouri State University where she appeared as Serena in Legally Blonde: The Musical and in the ensembles of Pippin and Hair. She also toured with Missouri State’s children’s theatre troupe, the In-School Players. She has performed at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock, MO and Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon. She has worked with young performers all across the state with TRYPS Theatre Institute at Stephens College, Summer Expeditions at Columbia College, and the Maples Rep Education Program. Her wildest dream is to have her own show on PBS Kids!
Dakota Hoar's previous Coterie credits include Seussical, and The Witches. Most recent theatre experience is Hairspray at Theatre in the Park. Dakota is from Lenexa, Kansas and dances at Miller Marley.
Scott “Rex” Hobart is the Coterie's Resident Technical Director. Scott was introduced to theatre as a child thanks to his mother who took him and his sister to plays. His formal theatrical acting and composing debut was in Night of the Living Dead (2007 and 2008). Between art school and working odd jobs that allowed him time off to go on the road with his bands, he developed his visual art talent and learned tools and materials. In Buffalo, NY, Scott jumped at the chance to help build a set for the Buffalo Children’s Theatre.
Teal Holliday makes her premiere performance at The Coterie in The Wiz.. Her past experience includes Ragtime at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, Company at Olathe Civic Theatre Association, and The Canticle at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teal is a native of Overland Park and lives in Kansas City.
Marshall Hopkins Coterie experience includes Lyle the Crocodile, Shrek the Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Bridge to Terabithia and the master acting class program. Other performances include South Pacific and Of Windows and Vegetables at Leavenworth High School. Marshall lives in Leavenworth, KS and will be a senior in high school this coming fall.
Kimberly Horner made her Coterie stage debut in Elephant and Piggie's "We Are In A Play", after performing all over Kansas City last fall in the touring production of The Presidents. She also previously was seen on The Coterie’s mainstage in The Little Princess and The Wind in the Willows.