Beverly Blanchette has been the Dean of Theatre at the Dreyfoos School of Arts since 1993. There, she teaches acting, directs, and manages a department of 250 students and seven instructors (including husband, Ed). During her 32-year career as a theatre arts educator, she has been distinguished with many honors including: the Florida Theatre Conference Distinguished Career Award, the Florida Association for Theatre Education Outstanding Arts Educator Award, the Florida State Thespian Sponsor of the Year Award, and an induction into the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame. An advocate for arts education, she is a past president of FATE (Florida Association for Theatre Education). Ms. Blanchette holds a BA from FSU's School of Theatre and an MFA in Acting/Directing from FAU (studied with Zoe Caldwell). Whenever time permits, she enjoys practicing what she teaches, last seen in Mosaic Theater Company's Talk Radio.