Dallas Management Board

Dallas Management Board 2018-10-04T13:44:11+00:00

Dallas Management Board

Kris Murphy
Kris MurphyChairperson
Kris Murphy became involved with North Texas Performing Arts in 2013 after seeing her child literally grow an inch taller when she took the stage for the first time — she knew she had discovered something pretty magical. Since then, her daughter has continued to grow in her confidence, abilities and love for musical theatre through her involvement with NTPA, and Kris has become more and more involved as a parent volunteer. In an effort to help bring the same incredible performing arts opportunities to Dallas youth, she worked with the team that initiated NTPA – Dallas in 2016 and joined the board in 2017. When she is not volunteering or helping her daughter prepare for a show, Kris works as a copywriter and graphic designer, is the mom of two amazing kids and co-manages her household with her equally amazing husband, Brandon. She graduated with a BFA from the communication design program at the University of North Texas.
Tiffany Brooks
Tiffany Brooks
Tiffany joined the NTPA – Dallas Board of Directors in 2017, and was an active member of the theater’s Founding Committee throughout 2016. Tiffany is a licensed real estate agent and lover of the arts–holding a BA in Music–and enjoys singing in her husband’s band in her “free” time. Her most privileged profession is mom to Taylor and Grayson, to whom she has passed on her love for the arts. Her daughter, Taylor, has been a proud supporter of NTPA since her very first production. She cherishes the lessons learned–both on and off the stage–with each experience, as well as her theater “family” that continues to expand. Though her son has yet to take the stage, she hopes Grayson–who has never missed one performance of Taylor’s (as in the full weekend stretch!), will one day join the NTPA family with his sister. Because this theater has meant so much in her own family’s life, Tiffany is committed to helping bring these character building, life changing experiences through NTPA to as many children as possible!
Beverly Ford
Beverly Ford
Lisa Henington
Lisa Henington
Claire Greenfield Hess
Claire Greenfield Hess
Claire Hess became involved in NTPA when her daughter Lily tried out for her first NTPA production, Annie, Jr. Several NTPA plays later, her daughter still talks about how much “fun” that first NTPA experience was. As Lily has performed in more plays, Claire and her husband Tim have seen that acting is more than just “fun” to their daughter, but it is also a helpful creative outlet and an opportunity to both escape difficult teenage years and work through them. Claire is a Dallas area native, holds a BA in Psychology from UT Austin, and works as a part time dental technician and blogger. She is also mom to three kids ages eight to fourteen. She looks forward to supporting NTPA’s mission to bring fine arts opportunities to more local children.
Sara Johnson
Sara Johnson
Sara Johnson has been involved with NTPA – Dallas since her son auditioned for the inaugural show. Watching him find his “home” in theatre and seeing how it provides a safe welcoming place for kids to
grow in confidence and aspire for excellence spurred her decision to join the Dallas board.

Sara is a lover of learning. Having already earned a B.S. in Agricultural Journalism from Kansas State University and an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy at the University of Texas Dallas. She’s also a certified running coach, training all ages and levels of runners, and the developer of a program to train five- to twelve-year-old DFW runners to participate in their first 5K or mile run. Some of her other passions
are helping her son prepare for shows, traveling with her daughter to figure skating competitions and running with her husband, Jay.

Felicia Lopes
Felicia Lopes

Felicia M. Lopes has over twenty years experience in theatrical event production and management, business development, publicity, and marketing. Currently, Felicia works with Red Field LLC in Los Angeles. She has developed theatric programming for such high-profile clients as Walt Disney Imagineering, the Drama Desk Awards where she was the General Manager for 10 years, and on Broadway with Disney’s The Lion King and Chicago the Musical. Felicia is a member of the Broadway League and holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts’ Theatre Management and Producing Program.

DeeDee Munson
DeeDee Munson
DeeDee is the General Manager/Artistic Director for the Power House of Dance. Her credits include Kilgore College Rangerette, Stephen F. Austin Repertory Company Member, Stephen F. Austin Pom Squad member and coach, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, and Dallas Mavericks Dancer. While attending SFA she won two consecutive NCA National Dance Championship titles. She is also a former Walt Disney World Dancer where she performed in The Beauty & The Beast Show, Pleasure Island Explosion Dancers, various conventions and special events, and the Rhythms of the World Show at Tokyo DisneySeas.
DeeDee has taught and choreographed for drill teams and dance teams across the country as well as being a head instructor and adjudicator for MA Dance. She has appeared in Body Wrappers, Dance Spirit, Cheerleader & Danzteam, YM, and Glamour Magazines. She also modeled for Disney Animation where her likeness was used for the image of Princess Kida in Atlantis Milo’s Return. Her television appearances include Good Morning Texas, Good Day Dallas, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Salvation Army Halftime with Reba McEntire, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parade with Aaron Carter, and John O’Hurley, Live with Regis and Kelly, and the Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also a dancer/actress in the movie Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock and more recently Sweethearts Of The Gridiron featuring the Kilgore College Rangerettes. DeeDee has served as a judge for The Dance Worlds held at Walt Disney World. She currently serves on the board for Power House Dance Foundation & the Dance Worlds National Advisory Board.
Stephanie Pearson
Stephanie Pearson