Chip GallagherChip Gallagher - Department Chair,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., has been a part of The Governor’s School for the Arts for the past twenty-four years. A published arranger and composer, he has served as director and musical director for Paramount’s King’s Dominion, Virginia Musical Theatre and The Virginia Stage Company. Performing credits include King’s Dominion, Walt Disney World, King’s Productions, the 1984 Presidential Inaugural Celebration, and Virginia Musical Theatre’s productions of The Student Prince, Funny Girl, The Boyfriend, Tintypes, Guys & Dolls, Can-Can, Phantom, Bye, Bye Birdie, White Christmas and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Chip teaches Belt Tech, Audition Tech, and Musical Theatre Workshop.

Jeff Warner - Choreographer & Assistant to the Chair,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., first began performing in college with a group called “The New Virginians” at Virginia Tech, where he was an architecture major. Since then, he has been performing professionally for over twenty years - for theme park shows, cruise ships, and musicals with regional theaters. Jeff has performed in and/or choreographed over thirty productions with Virginia Musical Theatre and is very proud to have spent the past nineteen years as choreographer and dance teacher for the Musical Theatre Department of The Governor’s School for the Arts.  Jeff teaches Jazz, Broadway Styles, Broadway Literature

Michael Kaiser - Ballet, Music Theory

Randy Strawderman - Directing, Acting, Go Into Your Dance, Monologues/Playwriting

Jennifer Wilkins Tap/Jazz

Amy Wilkins - Tap

Ailish Riggs - Acting, Advanced Character Development, Dialects

Jennifer Martin - Acting, Scene work

Mark Hudgins - Audition Tech, Vocal Tech, Broadway History

Main Office

Main Office: 
757-451-4715 Fax 
254 Granby Street
orfolk, Virginia 23510

Dance Department

The GSA Dance Department
is housed in the TRDance Center
757-628-2747 Fax
325 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23510