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. She has been performing since she was a kid, and is an active performer and director in our sister organization Hub Theatre Group.

Bob Chanda

Bob headshotDr. Bob is a certified Actor Combatant, certified UIL One Act Play Critique Judge and an amazing actor and director. 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. He is an active performer and director in Hub Theatre Group and in the community.

Keely Umstot

Keely Umstot is a Music Education Major and Theatre Minor at Texas Tech University. She serves as Team Manager and Music Director for the Junior and Senior Musical Theatre Competition Teams. She assists with Choreography and Dance Direction, is an instructor in our STAR Prep class, and private voice & dance instructor. Keely is an award winning singer and actress along with receiving recognition for outstanding choreography from the Junior Theatre Festival. She is a graduate of the Hub program.

Zane Jewell

Zane Jewell- private voice

Zane is a junior music education major at Texas Tech. He is a member of the prestigious University Choir and a Deans list recipient. He has performed in the Mikado and Orfeo and we are pleased to have him return as a Musical Director for STAR Prep Musical Theatre Academy and Jr. Competition Team as well as private voice instructor.