I grew up in Cedar Hill, TX (near Dallas) and have also lived in Atlanta, GA. I now reside in North Little Rock with my family (Daniel, Lucy, Will, and Piper the Dog). I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Musical Theatre from Ouachita Baptist University where I graduated cum laude.
I have been honored to work as a teaching artist, director and actor in various theatres across the United States – including Missoula Children’s Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theatre, and Wildwood Park for the Arts.
I opened AKCollier Studio LLC in the fall of 2016, focusing primarily on growing my vocal studio. I have been a member of the Arkansas Arts Council’s Teaching Artist Roster since 2017, which allows me to work with children and adults of all ages sharing my love of the arts with communities across Arkansas. Alot of my AIE work has been with Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council and Arts Integration Services.
I had to take a break from shows since the birth of my 2 kiddos, but I was most recently seen in performances of Follies as Young Stella at Argenta Community Theatre, Disney’s Mary Poppins the Musical as Mary Poppins with The Royal Players, Into the Woods as The Baker’s Wife and Doubt: A Parable as Sister James, and Meet Me in St. Louis as Katy all at The Studio Theatre, and Titanic the Musical as Kate McGowan at The Weekend Theater.