Originally from Emmet, Nebraska, Zach Kloppenborg now resides in Omaha and performs locally on a regular basis. He became interested in performing because his parents always supported the arts, as well as his participation in the arts. In Zach’s family, live theatre and music was always treated as a special event – which fostered a deep love of the stage in him.
Over the years, Zach has played several featured roles at The Rose Theatre and the Omaha Community Playhouse, and has also served as director of the past three summer musicals produced by The Colonel Mustard Amateur Attic Theatre Company here in Lincoln. Zach also studied music and theatre at Doane College.
Zach has over twenty-five years of experience in acting and singing, devoting the past ten years of study and performance alone towards developing a unique and effective approach to storytelling both through song and spoken text. He gives his students a solid foundation of practical technique, from which they can fully and safely explore the full range of their vocal instrument. Students of Zach will benefit from a down-to-earth approach to performance, focusing on practical concerns that will prepare them for real-world performance situations. From using proper breathing and embodying confidence on stage, to preparing an audition or creating a recital from the ground up, Zach’s approach is direct, intuitive, and fun. In Zach’s own words: “It feels casual, but the results are professional.”
In his free time, Zach enjoys drawing and watercolors, puzzles, reading, and playwriting – as well as spending time with his wife, Mariel, and cockapoo dog, Ozzy.