MTFM Leadership

Artistic Director

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Craig A. Ellingson is the Director of Theatre Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he teaches in the area of acting, directing, musical theatre, movement and dance. During a recent sabbatical he finished a year-long study with The Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre.  As a founding member of Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead, he has had the privilege of creating the roles of Jekyll in Jekyll and Hyde, Charlie Brown in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Jamie in The Last Five Years; Toad in A Year with Frog and Toad; Jeff in [title of show] and many others. Other musical theatre performance credits include Gordo in A New Brain, Emcee in Cabaret, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Albert in Bye, Bye Birdie, Che in Evita and Rutledge in 1776.  He has also performed at the Kennedy Center with Signature Theatre’s production of Overtures.  In addition to his musical theatre performance experience, Craig has danced and directed professionally in the Midwest. Craig holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre Performance from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Minnesota State University Mankato.

Human Resources and Logistics

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Kathryn Hanson is a founding member of Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead and has worn many hats in administrative functions.  She has also performed in MTFM’s Young Frankenstein as Inga, Songs for a New World, Jekyll & Hyde as Lucy, Nunsense as Sister Robert Anne, Chicago as Velma and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as Marcy Park, along with other local and regional theatre companies. She, most recently, was seen in Act Up’s production of Next To Normal as Diana.  Kathryn has studied and performed dance for many years with companies such as, Gaspers School of Dance, Carousel Dance Theatre and Red River Dance(Kathy and Eddie Gasper), FM Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson, David Taylor Dance Theatre(Denver), Xenon(Minneapolis) and Trollwood Performing Arts School.  She has been an instructor of dance for Carousel, Gaspers and Moorhead Community Ed/FMCT, as well as a choreographer with various theatre companies around the FM area.  Studying at the University of Denver, she received a BSBA in Finance/Marketing and currently shares her home with husband, Dave and two daughters, Audra and Eve.

Human Resources and Guest Relations

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Angela Nolte Schulz
lives in Moorhead with her husband Brian and three daughters Amie, Sarah, and Sophie.  Angela is a graduate of Concordia College with a Bachelor of Music.  Angela works at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead as a preschool choir director and church musician, Trollwood Performing Arts School as a music teacher with Artspark and Trollwood Children’s theatre,  Moorhead High School as assistant vocal director for the fall musical.  Angela performs with and is founding member of Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead, a professional musical theatre company.  Her most recent performances include “Claire” in Bare, “Frau Blucher” in Young Frankenstein, “Emma” in Jekyll and Hyde, “woman 1” in Songs For A New World, “Mary Sunshine” in Chicago and “Sister Mary Amnesia” in Nunsense.  She has performed in the F-M opera company ,” Il Pagliaci”.  Angela also acts in commercials locally and nationally.  Angela loves spending time with her family, cooking, exercise, and entertaining.

Chief Financial Officer

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Daniel Damico is a Software Consultant at Pedigree Technologies and is a Worship Leader and musician at First Lutheran Church. He lives in Moorhead with his wife Katie, and their children Isaiah and Lily. Les Miserables, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, and Cats were just a few of the vinyl records Daniel remembers singing and dancing to growing up in East Grand Forks, MN.  Daniel has performed in many shows and some of his roles include John The Baptist in Godspell, and TR in Tintypes in EGF, Smudge in Forever Plaid, and Tony in Tony and Tina’s Wedding with FMCT. Daniel has also directed and musical directed various shows including Hello Dolly!, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Little Shop of Horrors, Forever Plaid, The Bikinis, and Tinytypes! Daniel’s involvement with Music Theatre Fargo-Moorhead started as a cast member in Young Frankenstein and he has been involved ever since.

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