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Nancy Sears Topper | Sears Studio Owner



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




  1. President of Pinellas County Arts and Theatre Educators

  2. District Four Chair and Board Member of the Florida State Thespians

  3. Board Member of the Florida Association of Theatre Education

  4. Florida Theatre Conference Secondary Auditions and College Transfer Auditions Coordinator and Coach

  5. 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.

Abba Dabba Theatre

Meet the Team




Stage Manager

& Performance Instructor

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Assistant Director

Dance/Vocal Coach 

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