Shirley Draper is the founder and director of the Citrus Alliance for the Arts. Shirley holds a degree in Arts Man-agement from the University of Massachusetts. She is a former regional director for AMTC and has experience as a professional actress and print model. She also has many years experience directing theater for companies in Georgia and Florida. Her goal in founding CAFTA is to bring quality professional performing arts to the West side of Orlando—and to establish collaboration with artists and art entities throughout Central Florida.
A self-proclaimed Purpose Igniter, Shirley also teaches Creative Entrepreneurs how to make a living while using their talents and God given gifts.