Lani Brooks has been our drama instructor for over 5 years. Lani holds a B.S.E. in Social Sciences. Before coming to MSAE, Lani spent almost 20 years in the theatrical world. She began in her teens as a costumer, participating in regional and national contests, earning her title of Master Costumer before she was twenty. She then apprenticed with an armorer and began working at Renaissance Festivals, both as a craftsman and a performer. Lani began acting throughout the Atlanta area in 2001. She appeared in well over fifty productions, and won the 2005 Metro Atlanta Theater Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. After directing several productions, she began working exclusively with children’s theater and helped to develop an acting program for children in the Marietta theatrical community. Using her years of experience, Lani created a successful Drama and Arts program for the Montessori Schools of Georgia. Lani has two wonderful daughters, Bailey and Morgan, who are students at MSAE.