Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre and Music
B.F.A. in Musical Theatre – Millikin University
M.M. in Vocal Performance – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ann Borders professional performance credits include The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, The Boyfriend, Grand Hotel, and Beauty and the Beast at the Little Theatre on the Square (LTOTS) with favorite roles including Mrs. Potts, Golda, Mother Abbess and Madame Dubonnet. In their production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Ann had the great pleasure of sharing the stage with Ann B. Davis (Alice from The Brady Bunch), and Joan Roberts, the original Laurie in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! In addition to numerous theatre and opera companies across the country, Ann was seen in the Reinmann Opera Theatre of NYC production of The Saing of Bleecker Street where she was honored to worked with Gian Carolo Menotti.
Ann was a featured soloist with the Millikin University Concert Band under the direction of Millikin alum Colonel Thomas Rotundi, Jr., leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band. She has also been honored with several awards, including the Concerto Competition, the Dorothy Gonzales Award and the Young Artist Award at the University of Illinois, the American Opera Award, the Metropolitan Opera District Auditions, and the Liederkranz Foundation Award, which resulted in a concert at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Disciplines: Acting, Acting for Opera, Contemporary Musical Theatre Vocal Technique, Private Voice