NANCY SEARS TOPPER
Life Time Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to
Theatre in Florida’s Secondary Schools
Pinellas County Teacher of the Year- finalist in two categories
Inspiring Students to Performance at a Higher Level
Commitment to Children and Families
Theater Department Chair of the Patel of Conservator/ David A Straz Center
Summer Session 2016 Tampa, Fl
Owner and Director of Abba Dabba Entertainment
Since 1999 Pinellas County, Fl
Seminole High School Drama Director/Teacher
1994-2016 Seminole, Florida
Ruth Eckerd Hall Sumer Theatre Director/Curriculum Advisor
1994- 1998 Clearwater, Florida
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Summer Theatre Director
1994-1998 Tampa, Florida
Owner/Director/Entertainer/Writer Sunshine and Company Entertainment
1986-1994 Los Angeles, CA
LEADERSHIP ROLES served as:
President of Pinellas County Arts and Theatre Educators
District Four Chair and Board Member of the Florida State Thespians
Board Member of the Florida Association of Theatre Education
Florida Theatre Conference Secondary Auditions and College Transfer Auditions Coordinator and Coach
SETC Theatre Conference Secondary Auditions and College Transfer Auditions Coordinator and Coach
*Seminole High School is legendary for its musical theater department.
Nancy directed and produced several Florida State Thespians critics’ choice productions in Morsani Hall including,
Hello Dolly!, Fiddler on the Roof, Brigadoon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Music Man.
Sears works with and teaches theater students of all ages.
She has created several community theater projects with artists as young as four years of age
through senior adults working together in a curriculum designed to bridge creative learning opportunities
with no age limitations. She presents various workshops for both students and educators throughout the state of Florida.