As an active member of the arts community in Little Rock, Verda is an actor for stage and film, a costumer designer, arts educator, vocalist, and arts activist. Her design experience led her to educational tours with Myth, Delta Spirit, and Lunatics, Lovers and Poets. Accomplished in costume design she worked on The Foreigner, West Side Story, Dancing at Lughnasa, Machinal and many others. She also is costume mistress for AR Ballet. Her performance experience includes many regional and national films, commercials, and voice-overs such as The Crucible, 21 Grams, The Rainmaker, and Doubt. However, Verda’s true love is in educating and promoting the arts and through the years has taught workshops and classes.