Hello My Name Is...

Stephanie Laney 

Welcome to the HEAT!
HEAT Heritage Entertainment Academy of Theatrics
Inspiring Creativity, Building Confidence, and Connecting Through Theatre

Miss Laney Graduation    Miss Laney graduation
My students were with me at graduation by signing my gratitude stole that I wore. This degree would not have been possible without my students!

Europe Travel Pics
The Cliffs of Moher (Ireland); The Eiffel Tower (Paris); Big Ben (London)

Miss Laney Skydiving
Getting ready to jump out of an airplane and skydive on my 30th birthday!

This 2022-2023 school year will be my 21st year in education and at Heritage Middle School.  It's crazy how time flies when you're having fun!!

About Me

I have lived in the DFW area for most of my life. My high school years were spent at Richland High School, in North Richland Hills. Band, drill team and piano lessons took up most of my spare time before graduating.

After high school, I moved on to the University of North Texas in Denton. Go Mean Green! While at UNT, I was an active member in the Alpha Phi Sorority. (*Side note: I also LOVE the UT Longhorns!) I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Theatre. The summer of 2017, I finished my graduate school program at the University of Houston for a Master of Arts degree in Theatre!! Through this program I had the opportunity to study with some of the best of the best in Houston, Chicago, London and New York!  I had the opportunity to study theatre in London with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and took the trip of a lifetime, after grad school, to Paris and Ireland. The final summer, I worked with Tom Lee, one of the puppeteers who worked on Lincoln Center Theatre's production of War Horse.

Wanderlust mapNot all who wander

I have a Boxer / Australian Shepherd mix puppy names Brody... and he's so much fun!
Brody Pup

"Whatever you are...be a good one."

~Abraham Lincoln

"Life's tragedy is that we grow old too soon and wise too late."

~Benjamin Franklin