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Shelley Bajorek

Performing Arts Teacher

Fall Play, Musical Director

Performing Arts Chair

Shelley, who has been performing since the age of four, graduated from Wayne State with a BFA in acting where she won a Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa.  She continued her education at Oakland and Wayne State Universities to earn her teaching certification in English.  Ms. Bajorek has performed locally in dozens of productions, including the world premiere of The Spirit House at Performance Network and the regional premiere of Head over Heels at The Ringwald.   While this is her tenth year teaching in a school setting, she has been working with youth in the arts since 2003 as a choreographer, director, and dance teacher.  

"I am truly blessed and honored to be at Mercy creating and sharing my passions with these amazing kids every single day!"

    Abha Dearing 

    Performing Arts Teacher

    Vocal Music Director

    Mercyaires Director

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      Aimee Crosby  '09

      Dance Teacher


      Mercyaires/Spring Musical

      Aimee (Jokinen) Crosby is a proud Mercy alumni with over 25 years of dance experience. She danced at Miss Harriet’s Dance Studio and was a part of their competition team through middle school and high school. At Mercy, Aimee spent countless hours in the drama hallway as a dance captain/student choreographer, working on play crews, and as a member of ITS. During her college years, she fulfilled her bucket list dream of performing professionally at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida in various parades, shows, and special events across property. She loves being “back home” in the Mercy Drama Department working alongside such a talented staff and student team. Her favorite musical she’s seen on Broadway is Next to Normal!

        Holly Bennetts


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          Brian Groth

          Technical Director

          Brian has been been working in technical theater for the past 15+ years. He has enjoyed designing and building shows for several high school and community theater groups all over metro Detroit. Brian is also passionate about sound engineering and sound design. When not working on shows Brian enjoys playing guitar and working in his home studio.

            Sara Wagener

            Forensics Coach

            Sara is a Mercy alum with a B.F.A. in Drama and a minor in Business of Entertainment and Media Technology from New York University. Previously Sara worked for Caroline’s on Broadway and the New York Comedy Festival. She is thrilled to be back at Mercy where she was an ITS member and three year National Catholic Forensics League competitor in her time as a student. Her favorite play is Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco. 


              Lucia Wylie-Eggert '08

              Mimes Director

              Lucia Wylie-Eggert directs the Mercy Mimes. She studied visual arts, communication, and dance at Loyola University Chicago. She has danced with Alliance Dance Company, Artlabj, and as a supernumerary with American Ballet Theatre. She loves working with youth and has taught at the YMCA in Detroit and College for Creative Studies in their summer program. She is so pleased to be home at Mercy; she graduated in 2008 as an ITS member involved in the plays, musicals, and mime troupe.

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