The Staff

The Staff


Victoria ReedVictoria Reed
Performing Arts Center Director

Originally from Wellesley, Massachusetts, Victoria is a recent transplant to the beautiful state of Tennessee. For the last 9 years, she has been the Bob & Dolores Hope Director of Entertainment at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she produced, directed and wrote several original shows. She created “Jump, Jive & Wail, the Music of Louis Prima” which won the Big Easy award for best original production.

Victoria spent 25 years in New York City where she produced, directed and performed with the USO of Metropolitan New York and USO World Headquarters and has traveled the globe entertaining our United States Military and Veterans. Her unique skill set includes producing patriotic entertainment and she has created several female vocal trios including the USO Liberty Belles, the American Belles, and the Victory Belles for the National WWII Museum.

A member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and American Guild of Variety Artists, Victoria has experience with many aspects of the performing arts including professional cheerleading, competing in the 1987 Miss America pageant, commercials, several National and International Tours, cast recordings, off Broadway, and performing her own cabaret act on cruise ships, but her absolute favorite is performing for our United States Veterans!

Victoria is excited to be joining the team at Williamson County Performing Arts Center and looks forward to bringing a diverse array of entertainment events to Academy Park.

Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Victoria.Reed@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
(615) 786-0186, ext. 2515


Christine BagnascoChristine Bagnasco
Performing Arts Center Operations Manager

Christine has a lifelong passion for the Arts, and has spent roughly two decades working in film, television, music, and her favorite, live theatre. A native of New York City, she has worked on several Broadway shows including “Reckless” and “42nd Street,” as well as off-Broadway theatre companies such as the Manhattan Theatre Club and the Roundabout Theatre Company. 

Christine moved to Nashville several years ago to continue pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, while enjoying the inspiration, tranquility, and possibilities that this great city offers.
  
When she’s not at the PAC, she can be found at the Grand Ole Opry, making jewelry, or in her kitchen cooking Italian food.  She continues to lay roots in her adoptive city, and is excited to give life to a wide variety of events at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center.

Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Christine.Bagnasco@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
(615) 786-0186, ext. 2517


Jay Inman PhotoJay Inman
Performing Arts Center Technical Coordinator

With a lifelong love of the arts and a passion for technical excellence, Jay Inman is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to Williamson County’s Performing Arts Center at Academy Park. Originally from Morristown, TN, Jay has lived in the Nashville area for three years and is excited to continue putting down roots in the area. He studied Recording Industry Management with a concentration in Audio Production and a minor in Economics at Middle Tennessee State University.

When he’s not engineering live productions at the Performing Arts Center, you’ll likely find Jay in the studio producing/engineering records or working on a film project. In his free time, Jay loves to explore the world with his favorite camera in hand, eat ice cream, and play Spikeball. 


Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Jay.Inman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
(615) 786-0186, ext. 2516


IMG_5251 copyJande Royalty
Events Promotions Specialist

Jande knows the importance of the arts in a community. Born in Monrovia, Liberia, her family immigrated to America in 1991. Then, settled in Franklin, TN in January of 1994. During her primary and secondary education in Williamson County, she discovered a place of refuge in fine arts. Whether it was participation in plays and productions or playing trombone her school bands, she always felt at home when surrounded by creativity.

She obtained a degree in Digital Media Studies from Union University. Her education led her to work in a variety of fields; camps, advertising, hospitality, and overseas education and charities. She is elated to bring her talents and experiences to serve the fine arts community at Williamson County’s Performing Arts Center at Academy Park.

Having lived in five countries on four continents and visiting 23 countries, Jande developed a passion for education through exposure to the world. She spent time as an au pair in Switzerland and worked with local ministries. After returning to the US for a few years, she moved to Korea to teach English and study the language and culture. No matter what, she always returns home to Middle Tennessee.

During her free time, you can find working on a card game created by her husband, Thomas, playing board/card games, knitting or serving her community. She loves spending time with her close-knit family and keeping connected to her friends around the world.

Contact Information: 
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park 
112 Everbright Avenue 
Franklin, TN 37064 
Jande.Royalty@williamsoncounty-tn.gov 
(615) 786-0186, ext. 2216


 

Cassie Bio PicCassie Jackson 
Box Office Coordinator

A native of Denver, Colorado, Cassie has experience both as a performer and behind the scenes in the world of live performance theatre. While majoring in vocal performance at the University of Illinois, she performed in numerous operas, oratorios, and musical theatre productions. Cassie received further training and experience at the renowned Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, and has had the pleasure of performing with the Sinfonia da Camera, Allerton Music Barn Festival, and the Finger Lakes Opera, among others. 

Behind the scenes, Cassie has worked in production for Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, as a Front of House Manager for the Blair School of Music, as a Venue Manager for OZ Arts Nashville, and even had the invaluable experience of teaching English to students in South Korea. She is currently forming her own production company, Liederbaum Productions, which will focus on multidisciplinary work by local artists with themes centered around our climate crisis.   In her spare time, Cassie can be found hiking, cycling, and spending time with her family and dog.

Contact Information:
Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park
112 Everbright Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Cassie.Jackson@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
615-786-0186, ext. 2525