Lets Pretend
About Us


Alyssa Davis is so excited to return for another year with Let's Pretend! Originally from Las Vegas, she studied acting and film at UNLV while also serving as choreographer for children's theaters around the city. Since moving down south, she has performed and choreographed for several productions around Atlanta. She has been lucky enough to teach kids and adults of all ages, but the ones at Let's Pretend are some of her favorites. Let's make this the best year yet!

State Bridge Crossing, Lake Windward, Heards Ferry, Wilson Creek—404.889.3161 alyssa@letspretenddrama.com
Originally from Columbia South Carolina, Carrie Anne started her career performing on stage but has continued her acting adventure in film and television. Film credits include Living the Dream and Magic Mike and, in television her credits include roles in Sleepy Hollow, Edgar Allen Poe's Mystery Theatre, and Drop Dead Divas. She can also be seen in several independent films currently available on iTunes, Amazon and Netflix. In addition Carrie Anne is the founder of Faerie Path Productions where she is currently developing her own fantasy adventure series. Carrie Anne is glad to be back with Let’s Pretend and looks forward to making theatre magic with her students at Findley Oaks!

Findley Oaks - carrie@letspretenddrama.com

Miss Elaine is thrilled to share her passion for performing with Let's Pretend. She studied acting at American Conservatory Theater and Solvang Theaterfest in California. Most recently, she performed the role of Nurse in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern. Favorite roles include Titania/Hippolita in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at The Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern and Carmen for Georgia Ballet's "Carmen". Her dance credits include performing with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, The San Francisco Opera Ballet, Tulsa Ballet Theater, Eglevsky Ballet, and, for 15 years, with Lee Harper Dancers and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She choreographed "Dance of the Furies" for Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and "The Ugly Duckling" which was presented at The Piccallo Spoletto Festival in Charleston. She starred as Dr. Grady Hilltop in the film Therapeia. For 2 years, she toured as an assistant for Magic of David Copperfield. Because her career includes both acting and dance, she brings a unique perspective when teaching the performing arts.

Manning Oaks Elementary - elaine@letspretenddrama.com

Following a childhood spent in competition dance, voice and theater, Erin attended the University of Georgia where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in Drama. She graduated from Horizon Theatre Apprenticeship Program in performance and has worked as an instructor for multiple children's theatre programs. She received her Master's Degree in Film from Georgia State University. Erin looks forward to a great semester working with the Let’s Pretend program and your wonderful young actors!

Crabapple Crossing Elementary - erin@letspretenddrama.com
Nancy Riggs has been teaching drama for over two decades, including many years with Let’s Pretend. She has also taught at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Stage Door Players and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. She received her BFA in Acting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and trained at the National Shakespeare Conservatory. She has acted and directed on many stages around Atlanta including the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Legacy Theatre, the Shakespeare Tavern, Stage Door Players and more. After two national tours with the Center for Puppetry Arts, Nancy began performing with Piccadilly Puppets. She is now the Artistic Director. Nancy is also a competitive figure skater with several National titles in theatrical skating.

Garden Hills—404.636.0022 nancy@letspretenddrama.com
Lisa Johnson, the founder and director of Let's Pretend, holds a Master of Arts degree in theatre and has worked in the Atlanta area for decades as an actress, director and award-winning playwright. As a playwright, Ms. Johnson has had her plays produced both in various theatres in Atlanta and in New York City. Ms. Johnson was the founding artistic director of the Devereux Center Theatre, a program which earned both statewide recognition and national acclaim. Directing credits include Fiddler on the Roof, The Wiz, Little Abner, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, South Pacific, The King and I, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, The Diary of Anne Frank and The Miracle Worker among others. Ms. Johnson has been involved in educational theatre, playwriting and improvisation workshops around Atlanta  and has also done freelance directing at both public and private schools including The Marist School, Milton High School and King's Ridge Academy.

Birmingham Falls—770.664.8739 lisa@letspretenddrama.com