Director Bios

Jeremy Ferman

Mr. Ferman has worked in many areas of theatre from professional to community to high school. He re-discovered his passion for teaching after working in the corporate world for a number of years. His greatest joy achieved from teaching theatre are those moments where one of the kids "gets it." That moment of understanding and realization is the best! Mr. Ferman received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre from Midwestern State University. His acting, design and directing resume is quite long, but a few of his favorite shows to work on have been A Midsummer Night's Dream, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, Moon Over Buffalo, The Importance of Being Earnest, Men on Boats, Eurydice and The Crucible. Mr. Ferman is also a sponsor/director for Mission: IMPROVable and the Legacy Thespian Troupe #7304. Mr. Ferman is a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association, United States Institute for Theatre Technology, and the United Educators Association. When not at the school or in a dark theatre, Mr. Ferman enjoys cooking, playing video games and hanging out with his family, wife, Emilie and daughters, Rosalind and Cecily.

Sara Corley

Raised in Wichita Falls and a graduate of Midwestern State University, Sara is so excited to begin her 20th year of teaching at Legacy High School. She is married to Mr. Corley, Head of Summit Theatre. They have two boys. Logan who is a Sr. Musical Theatre Major at UCO in Edmond, OK. Hunter is a Freshman at MHS. For the past 7 years, she has been the Theatre Director at Wester Middle School. For over 10 years, she has been watching Legacy Theatre from the audience. She is excited to finally be a part of this successful program.

Melanie McIntyre-Holmes

Theatre Arts Director - Born and raised in Houston, Mrs. Holmes received her Bachelors of Arts with a Concentration in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin. She has an extensive directing resume and a few of her favorite past shows include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Romancers, The Crucible, and Lend Me A Tenor. One of her most proud moments as a director was when she led the UIL One Act Play, Leading Ladies to the 4A State Competition in Austin. She is also the director of the LHS Improv Troupe, "Mission: IMPROVable," and Thespian Troupe. In her free time, Mrs. Holmes enjoys traveling, spending time with family, playing with her two dogs Cupid and Monster, reading, and practicing yoga. She is currently training to become a certified yoga instructor. Mrs. Holmes is a member of The United Educators Association of Texas and The Texas Educational Theatre Association. She believes that the theater is a place where all students can celebrate their own unique talents. In the summer of 2012, Mrs. Holmes embarked on her next journey as she moved to Abu Dhabi with her husband to teach at the American Community School. Bon Voyage, Ms. Mac!

Sarah Fortune

Mrs. Fortune recently moved to Texas from Jacksonville, Florida. She is super excited to be at Legacy and is in awe of the talent she sees here! She previously served as co-theatre director at Ridgeview High school for 12 years. Prior to that she was a professional actress and director in Atlanta, Chicago and New York City. She has even toured overseas in Ireland and England. Mrs. Fortune received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Florida State University and did a 13-month internship at Actor’s Express theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. She is passionate about the arts and loves the transformative effect that theatre can have on a student!Mrs. Fortune is a member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Florida Association of Theatre Educators and the Educational Theatre Association. She is also a proud Thespian herself! Some of her favorite shows include Wicked, How I Learned to Drive, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Steel Magnolias and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.Mrs. Fortune is married to her high school sweetheart Scott and is the proud mom of three boys: Logan, Cuyler and Brody. Some of her hobbies include making jewelry, gardening and playing the app Covet!

Kelsey Stokes

Ms. Stokes has had a love for theatre since she was young and shares that passion with her students in class and on stage. She is an educator because she loves seeing students challenge themselves and succeed in ways they never imagined. Ms. Stokes received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of North Texas and taught previously in Northwest ISD. She received her Master of Arts at the University of Houston in 2016. She has worked with Lincoln Center in NYC, Steppenwolf in Chicago and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London! Ms. Stokes is a proud member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and the United Educators of America. She believes that Theatre gives students a place to belong, an increase in self-confidence and that the tools learned in class will benefit students for their entire lives regardless of career choice.

Heather Alverson

Mrs. Alverson is a proud Mansfield graduate that has always had a passion for theatre. She loves giving back to MISD since the district invested so many teachers and opportunities in her life while she was a student. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Performance from the University of Texas at Arlington, and later received her Master of Arts in Drama from Texas Woman’s University. She has experience acting, directing, and a secretly enjoys doing special effects make up. She has been seen on stage in various theatres in the DFW area, Carnegie Hall in NYC, and the Brighton Fringe Festival in England. A few of her favorite previous shows include Dancing at Lughnasa, Proof, A Flea in Her Ear, Nine, and The Night Witches. Previously, she has worked as the Theatre Director at Kennedale High School and at Linda Jobe Middle School. Mrs. Alverson is a member of Texas Education Theatre Association and The United Educators Association of Texas. Mrs. Alverson believes that theatre is great place for all students to enhance their creativity, communication, and collaboration skills. While not at school, she loves to day dream about living in London, have a proper cup of tea, volunteer at her church, read, travel, cook, and spend every moment that she can with her husband Daniel.