The Queen City Conservatory is more than just a place students of all ages and experience can come to turn technique into passion. It's about helping them unlock the potential for greatness that they may not see yet, so they can turn a hobby into a career. It's about students of all backgrounds who can turn one into community. It's not only about turning out the next great performer. It’s about turning out a future board member at a local theatre. It's about turning fear into focus. It's about turning instinct into ideas. It's about turning students who feel lost in the noise to finding their voice to bring about change.  Find out more at www.eljenkocomedy.com/queencityconservatory.html.

NATHAN SHELTON (AEA, SAG/AFTRA Eligible) is very excited to join the faculty at Queen City Conservatory as Lead Instructor of the Queen City Actors Studio.  Nathan returned to Springfield, MO in 2017 as the Co-Artistic Director for Springfield Contemporary Theatre where he currently helps to curate theatrical seasons and oversee the continuing artistic integrity of the 24 year old theatre company. He had been based out of Chicago, working as an actor, writer, and designer for theatre, film, and television.  Nathan is an accomplished stage and screen actor with over 25 years of experience.  He is currently represented in the Kansas City Market by Voices & Talent Agency and in the St. Louis/Chicago market by TalentPlus- St. Louis. Nathan has performed, directed, and designed all over the country but local audiences may recognize him most from his popular KOLR10 commercial campaign as the spokesperson for Gary Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Aurora or his internationally award winning web series, SHADOW BOUND.  

Nathan teaches workshops in acting and special effects makeup design throughout the country, including Northwestern University’s National High School Institute.


To find out more about Nathan and his work, please visit www.nathanshelton.com or  his IMDB Page.