"As a professional actor, singer, and dancer, I teach in all three areas. This has been an enormous benefit to my students, providing them with an understanding of how these three elements work in harmony to achieve the desired result.
I believe that the key to success in teaching the performing arts is creating a safe environment where students feel free to take risks and explore. This freedom allows them to find vulnerable moments of discovery, all supported by effective teaching.
It is more productive to allow time for students to come up with answers for themselves, as opposed to feeding the answers to them. I ask key questions which lead to valuable discussions."
As an educator, Cody has been consistently successful in recruiting new students and teachers, updating and revising curriculum, developing new works and producing old classics. Cody received his MFA in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University, and his BFA in musical theatre from Brigham Young University. Cody has been teaching in various studios, academies, schools and universities since 2003.
Cody is currently the Theatre Department Chair at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, teaching Musical Theatre.
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Cody and his wife Valerie founded Triple Threat Productions & Studios, where they teach online classes in voice and acting, produce youth theatre, manage, direct, and choreograph. They also ran Kre8ive Fine Arts Academy serving as the Artistic Director (Cody) and Managing Director (Valerie) where they did much of the same work, including producing two performance companies. With The Artisan Academy, Cody served as Education Director, with Valerie as Education Manager, and they both taught a variety of classes. They have both worked at Interlochen Center for the Arts for multiple summers where they directed and choreographed the headlining musical productions.
"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."
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