High School

Division Chair: Blair Dawkins, mailto:dawkinsbb@spart6.org

Helpful Links:

PDA/SCITS Festival – February 22 – 24 at Winthrop University

SETC 70th Convention– February 27 – March 3 in Knoxville, TN

SCSTA High School Festival – March 16 at Lugoff-Elgin

International Thespian Festival – June 24 – 29 at University of Nebraska, Lincoln

About Matt Ward

Dr. Matt Ward has been a member of the faculty at Carolina Forest High School since 2012 where he teaches Piano, Musical Theatre and AP Music Theory. He is the International Thespian Society troupe sponsor and also a co-director of the competition drama team. He has served on the board for the South Carolina Theatre Association as the high school division chair and South Carolina Thespians. He is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro, the University of Illinois, West Virginia University and the University of South Carolina.​

About Blair Dawkins

Blair Dawkins has been a part of the Dorman Theatre Department since graduating in 2004 from Wofford College with a degree in English and Communications. While at Dorman, Blair has taught a variety of theatre courses at both Dorman High School and Dorman Freshman Campus as well as served as director for shows such as Little Women, and the annual Dorman Dinner Theatre productions. She also teaches Media Arts and advises the DFC 9 News team. Her area of expertise is Musical Theatre and has served as the choreographer for many productions throughout Spartanburg including Wizard of Oz, Shrek the Musical, Avenue Q, and many more. In her spare time, Blair teaches with the Spartanburg Youth Theatre and can be seen on stage with the Spartanburg Little Theatre. Her greatest joy comes from being able to share the stage with her students and introduce them to the world of theatre. She lives in Spartanburg with her husband Ben and their rescue dog, Rory.