LJ Woodard

is the Director of the Performance Club!  She is a professional Actor (SAG) who has taken all her experience from New York to Los Angeles...and created Wilmington's only studio theater for young actors! LJ teaches all aspects of performance...from improvisation, theater, voice, comedy, scene study and movement.  We learn by playing and play by acting in a safe environment - free of judgment - with clear rules that encourage positivity! Whether you love the stage, need to build up self confidence or want to pursue acting professionally...the Performance Club has a class for you!. Also available for private coaching, consultation and to videotape audition submissions! Call for an Appointment: (910) 338-3378. 

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Samantha Ray Mifsud

is an experienced performer and teacher, with accomplishments in musical theatre, film and television, fitness modeling, choreography and various vocal performances around the country.  Most recently, she was cast as Wilmington's own "Wicked Witch of the West" in Opera House Theatre Company's Wizard of Oz! A former member of the internationally acclaimed USO Show Troupe, Samantha has worked with performers hailing from Broadway, New York and beyond.  She currently teaches at St. Mark Catholic School, Evolution Dance Complex and assists Ms. LJ in summer stock productions!

Judy Greenhut

was our Choreographer for our production "13" the Musical which was nominated for the BEST CHILDREN'S THEATER of 2013 by the Star News!  Judy's credits are endless..we recommend her highly for any student who wants to take their musical theater and dance training to the next level!  Theater Dance Workshop at SEDA.  She has also choreographed both of our summer stock 2015 productions HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 and the JUNGLE BOOK -  which was also nominated by Star News for best children's theater in 2015!

Additional Teachers include:

Cathy Street (new to Wilmington, she directed How to Eat Like a Child, Freckleface Strawberry for summer stock), Michael Lauricella (Musical Director for Jungle Book, Freckleface Strawberry), Austrin Garcia (Hip Hop Guest Teacher) , Denice Hopper (Legally Blonde Jr, Charlie Brown, Grinch, HSM2) , Katie Sawhill, Matt Talley, Casiphia Blevins, Ashley Gladden, Gail Kelly, Carson Capps, Mike Thompson, Tom Briggs, Chandler Davis, Sheri Yelton, William Yelton, Jonathan Barber, Lynn O'Connell and Samantha Herick*.

Junior Assistants:   Fletcher Williams, Mathis Turner, Kellen Hanson, Mary Catherine Ferris, Samantha Woodard, Karli Krasnipol, Chris Coakley, Sara Lucas, David Flores, Caroline Bolin, Arianna Torella, Annie Marsh, JJ Niemann, Bradley Barefoot, Hannah Laham, Abbey Bowman, Emilia Torello**, Wilker Ballantine, Emma Grace Wright, Logan Siu, Karen Walter, Matthew Gill, Alex Eakins, Chloe Campbell, Sam Agee, Francesca Calabria, Remy Hoelen, Madison Figueroa, Andrew Penny, Juliana Grissler, Camille Knab, Quinn Gonzalez, Noah Sibbett, Isabella Gorden, Jacy Coffman  and Olivia Voogt.

*We are proud to announce that Sam Herrick is the new Creative Manager at the Community Art Center! 

**AND VERY PROUD to acknowledge that Emilia Torello was our first official junior director of a summer stock production "Legally Blonde" and will direct another one for 2017 - "BYE BYE BIRDIE"

Contact Information:

Director: LJ Woodard (910) 338-3378 or
Email: performanceclub@icloud.com

Performance Classes at Various Locations in Wilmington!


  • Thalian Hall Studio Theater for summer stock productions

  • Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation
    @(910) 256-7925 for after school/summer camps

  • St. Mark's Catholic School After School programs and Spring Musical Productions