viking theatre company

Salutations and Welcome! My name is Ms. Burke and I am a graduate from the University of Houston. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance-Acting with Cum Laude honors. I am very happy and excited to be a part of the Dulles HS Theatre program known as the Viking Theatre Company! While teaching during the day, I still remain  a professional actor in Houston after school and weekends. With this, I am able to instill my extensive knowledge from the professional world of theatre and apply it directly to my classes! From Shakespeare to yoga warm ups and musicals both old and new, I am shaping Dulles HS students with an introduction and education to the Theatre Arts!

"Act well your part, for there the honor lies"- Alexander Pope


Blake Minor is in his fifth year at Dulles High School and his eighth in education.  He has been working in theatre since he was 13 but began entertaining the masses many years before that.  After his first 3 years of teaching, he took a small break to work with Straight No Chaser and travel the continent as their lighting designer and technician.  From this experience, he learned a wealth of knowledge about the landscape of theatre and technology around the country and beyond.  He received his Bachelor of Arts from the  University of Houston in Technical Theatre and his Masters degree from Angelo State University in Education - Administration. Blake is also a proud graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.  The education he received in high school is unlike any other school in the world! Blake is a proud father of two beautiful daughters, Avalynne (5) and Eleanor (1).