This will be Mrs. Duga's sixth year with VTC.

She is a Fort Bend ISD native, having graduated from Kempner High School. She was heavily involved with Thespians during her time as a cougar, and even served as president of Troupe #4385. Mrs. Duga then attended Louisiana State University (Geaux Tigers!) where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. After graduating, she spent several years working for Playmakers of Baton Rouge, a professional theatre for young audiences. She had always said that her dream would be to teach theatre at the high school level and pass on the passion that has made an incredible impact on her life. Once she returned home to Texas, she was able to take the first steps towards making that dream a reality by joining the FBISD team at the middle school level (MCMS & FSMS). As cheesy as it sounds, her dream came true when she was able to join the Viking Theatre Company as assistant director in 2018, moving up to head director in 2020. Along with her husband, she specializes in stage combat and intimacy choreography. She loves her job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

Outside of teaching, she likes to spend time with her husband, who teaches theatre at Fort Settlement MS, and their two puppies, Winston and CeCe. They also like to play board games and catch up on their favorite TV shows. Whenever she gets the chance, she also enjoys going to see local theatre in Houston.

Nichole Duga

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