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Kaitlyn Barnard graduated in 2013 Cum Laude from Texas Woman’s University where she performed in both their opera and theater productions. Kaitlyn is certified in the Kodaly Method of music education. Before joining NTPA, she taught music and choir in Plano ISD for five years and during that time received the Bass Hall Fellowship for excellence in music education and received the PTA Life Member Award. 

Kaitlyn joined the NTPA artistic team in 2017 and has directed and music directed dozens of fan favorite shows during her tenure. Kaitlyn has served many leadership roles during her time at NTPA including managing private lessons and leading the organization’s virtual show programming throughout the pandemic. Kaitlyn has been working in admissions for the Academy for two years.

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kaitlyn Barnard to Academy Assistant Head of School and Senior Resident Director. 

In addition to her continued artistic work directing upcoming NTPA productions, Kaitlyn will assist with managing the day to day operations of the NTPA Academy in both Plano and Fairview. She will work directly with Head of School Mike Mazur and the Academy admissions team to expand Academy programming and admissions in the years ahead.

Congratulations to Kaitlyn!


Check out Kaitlyn’s upcoming productions across the NTPA family of theatre! 

Performing in February 2022

NTPA Dallas – Beauty and the Beast JR

NTPA Friso – Festiville – Assistant Directed

Performing in May 2022
NTPA Academy – Grease: School Edition

Upcoming Auditions

NTPA Plano – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Auditions due January 18
Performs April 2022

Sign Up for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions
Purchase Tickets to Beauty and the Beast JR – NTPA Dallas
Purchase Tickets to Festiville – NTPA Frisco