Christian Elser | General Director
Christian co-founded GLOW Lyric Theatre in 2009, and has served as its general director and resident music director/conductor ever since. He is currently on the music faculty at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where he is Associate Professor of Music, voice division director and director of the PC Opera. As an operatic baritone he has performed with such organizations as the Chicago Opera Theatre, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Light Opera Oklahoma and Lyric Opera Cleveland. BM (Voice) University of Wisconsin, MM (Musicology) Northwestern University, DMA (Voice) University of Kansas.
Jenna Tamisiea | Artistic Director
Co-founder and artistic director of GLOW Lyric Theatre, Jenna Tamisiea is a versatile actress and stage director in both straight and musical theatre. She has performed and directed with companies across the South and Southeast, including The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Light Opera Oklahoma, Centre Stage South Carolina, The Arkansas Art Center Children’s Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare, and Atlanta’s Synchronicity Performance Group, Aurora Theatre, Legacy Theatre, 14th Street Playhouse and Seven Stages Theatre. BFA (Acting) The University of Tulsa, MFA (Directing) Florida State University (’16).
Ashley King | Education Director
As a soprano she has performed with the South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Spartanburg Repertory Company and GLOW Lyric Theatre. Ashley is also the director of the fine arts program at Shannon Forest Christian School, and is a web designer, specializing in small business websites. BM (Voice) University of Georgia, MM (Music Ed) Converse College.