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Marion Community School of the Arts is a 501 (C) (3) Not-for-profit organization. 


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Dave Blocker

Building Manager

Rachel has a B.S. in Theatre Performance from IWU. Rachel's background includes two off-broadway performance touring plays, street theatre at the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, featured actor at Fairies, Sprites, and Lights at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 14+ community and IWU plays/musicals, 5 short films in Indiana, Colorado, and Tennessee, 1 film documentary in Illinois, and 2 radio dramas broadcasted in 18 countries. Rachel has taught at Cornerstone Center for the Arts and Upward Bound. After interning with CSA, Rachel began teaching at CSA in Spring of 2011.

Hailey Higginbotham graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy and a minor in Dance. Hailey's ballet training began in Kansas City under the direction Juan Trujillo and Stephanie Schrimpf, and continued under the direction of Karen Gibbons-Brown, Jeremy Blanton, Kim Sagami, Elenora Pokjitonova Hartung, Joellen Wojowicz, and Tracy Tritz when she relocated to Indiana. Hailey has performed in multiple full-length ballets, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Giselle, and Nutcracker. Hailey has over 8 years of experience as a studio co-owner and Ballet Mistress. Hailey began teaching at CSA in 2016.

Katie Morgan has been serving local organizations for several years, including the Marion Community Schools Board of Trustees, Marion Arts Alliance, the Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, the Marion City Planning Commission, the Marion Redevelopment Commission, Marion High School Alumni Association, and God's House Ministries. Katie has been the Executive Director of CSA since 2014.

Katie Morgan

Executive Director

Shelly Inskeep studied dance at LaDanz Studio in Marion for 14 years before studying Dance Management at Oklahoma City University. Shelly spent 8 years teaching dance before she began working in administrative roles at CSA in 2009. Shelly accepted the role of Artistic Director in 2014.

Meagon Orr is the Accounts and Operations Manager at CSA. Meagon graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Meagon began working at CSA in 2013, but first got involved when her daughter, Mia, started taking CSA classes in 2010. Meagon credits Mia's love of the arts for bringing her to this career.

Meagon Orr

Accounts & Operations Manager

Arts & Production Assistant

Director of Dance

Rachel Marley

Director of Theatre

Shelly Inskeep

Artistic Director

Hailey Toy

Shelby Meek is a CSA alumni and studied theatre at Indiana Wesleyan University with a concentration in stage management.  She has worked with Hoosier Shakes in stage management for two years and has continued involvement with stage management at the Community School of the Arts. Shelby is currently serving the Board of Directors for Hoosier Shakes.  Her favorite memory igniting potential at CSA is of the thousands of students impacted by the Student Performance Series.

Shelby Meek