Meet the Instructors

Paula Chanda

Paula headshotPaula is the Executive Director for Hub Performing Arts School. She is a NATIONALLY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR- having won the FREDDIE G AWARD by Musical Theatre International. She is a UIL One Act Play judge as well as an award winning one act director.




Bob Chanda

Bob headshotDr. Bob is a certified Actor Combatant, certified UIL One Act Play Critique Judge and an amazing actor and director.He is the director of our sister organization- Hub Theatre Group's YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY. Dr. Chanda is the Executive Director of Hub Theatre Group, a non-profit sister organization to Hub Performing Arts School that focuses on bringing socially conscious theatre to the community.



Keely Umstot

Keely Umstot is a Music Education Major at Texas Tech University. She assists with Musical Direction and is an instructor in our STAR Prep class. She also serves as Team Manager for the Junior Musical Theatre Competition Team and is one of our private voice instructors. Keely is an award winning singer and actress along with receiving recognition for outstanding choreography from the Junior Theatre Festival.




Jennifer Townsley

Jennifer Townsley recently graduated (May 2016) from SUNY Fredonia with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance at Texas Tech University. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Ms. Townsley has performed with The Hillman Opera company, The Western New York Chamber Orchestra, The Royal School of Church Music of America National Choir, Moonlight Broadway, and Texas Tech University Opera. She has performed in productions such as Pirates of Penzance, Enchanted Island, Susannah, Don Giovanni, and Moonlight Musical’s The Phantom of the Opera. Ms. Townsley’s greatest passion is teaching voice and general music lessons to people of all ages, is very excited to be a part of the theatre program this summer at Hub Performing Arts School.