OUR STAFF
Our amazing teachers have multiple professional credits, including Broadway, Hollywood, and regionally across the country. They are dedicated to our mission of creating not only better performers, but better people, teaching life skills like discipline, teamwork, creativity and social interaction through training in the performing arts.

Liz Cantine
Ready, Willing & Able
Adult Tap
Liz began her dance training with Burch Mann and later joined his professional dance company, American Folk Ballet. After graduating from UCLA, Liz became a classroom and dance educator. She has choreographed and performed with the South Bay Ballet, Dance Peninsula Ballet, Peninsula School of Performing Arts, the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, the Norris Center for the Performing Arts, Prime Time Players, the ACT II Community Show, Los Cancioneros Master Chorale, and her own Tap Happy troupe. Liz has acted and danced on the Norris Theatre stage for many years and has also worked as a Norris Center Outreach Coordinator. She teaches folk and ballroom dance to Skills for Independent students at Pen High. She believes everyone can dance, so get those dancin’ shoes on!

Abby Carlson
Stage One Stars
Abby holds a Bachelor of Music in Education and Vocal Jazz Performance and a K-12 Teaching Credential from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. She is certified in the Kodaly Approach to Music Education, and has worked with students of all ages as a choir director, private instructor and classroom teacher. She currently teaches in the Music & Theatre Conservatory at OCSA, directs the children’s choir at her church, and coaches show choirs. Abby is an active performer and choreographer in the Southern California musical theatre scene, sings in the professional a cappella group, WestBeat, the funk band SUB and regularly performs as a classical and jazz vocalist.

Joseph Corella
Flexibility/Conditioning
Jumps, Leaps & Turns
Lyrical/Modern
Ballet I/II for Teens
Private Dance Instruction
Joseph’s connection to movement started in his early childhood with extensive dance training. At fifteen, he joined Marguerite Derricks’ prestigious teen company and shortly thereafter appeared in Disney’s movie Geppetto alongside pop superstar Usher. He was named American Dance Awards’ Teen Male Dancer of the Year. Joseph’s success in the dance world led to a music career in the Latin pop trio, Tropic Zone. Subsequently, he appeared on Broadway in All Shook Up, and toured the US with productions of West Side Story and Grease! He studied acting at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and honed his comedic skills with Upright Citizens Brigade. Joseph’s choreography has been seen on The MTV Video Music Awards and the TV show, Dance Moms.

Eric Czuleger
Acting/Improvisation I
Improvisation II
Eric is a performer and playwright originally from Palos Verdes. He is the resident playwright and founding member of the Coeurage Theatre Company in Hollywood. His plays have been produced in California and New York as well as internationally. He has recently returned from Peace Corps Service in Northern Albania, where he was an English and creative writing teacher.

Tamra Glaser
Private Voice Instruction
Tamra has performed in Broadway shows and world-class operas internationally. She is best known for starring as Christine Daae in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera opposite Sir Michael Crawford. She is a graduate of the prestigious University of Michigan School of Music, having studied Musical Theatre and Opera. Mrs. Glaser’s innovative vocal techniques are based upon science fused with Old World Training. These techniques produce enormous vocal power and stamina, help safely increase range, and produce beautiful tone quality and timbre in the voice. From the more rock-inspired student to classically trained singers, Mrs. Glaser’s beneficial techniques span a range of genres.

Jenny Graham
Girls' Pop Ensemble
Private Voice Instruction
Jenny believes if a singer has a strong classic foundation, they can sing ANY style of music! She makes learning technique fun and creative and is comfortable working in any style of music from pop to jazz to musical theatre. Jenny is a working SAG-AFTRA singer. To date, you can hear her voice in over 80 movies, including Van Helsing, Spiderman 2 and 3, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Simpsons Movie, Wall - E, The Smurfs, Avatar, Gangster Squad, After Earth, Oblivion, and Despicable Me 2. She has performed on the television shows Glee and Family Guy. She has worked for Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Hugh Jackman, and Kristin Chenoweth. She currently has students singing on Broadway and in national tours.

Adrianne Hampton
Beginning Dance & Creative Movement
Ballet, Tap & Tumble
Ballet I
Adrianne has extensive experience teaching dance in New York and Los Angeles. She was the first dancer in the United States to debut the original Cassie choreography for the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line. She earned rave reviews for her performance as Val in A Chorus Line in L.A. with Kay Cole, the original Maggie. She is the recipient of two Scenie Awards in L.A.: Best Female Lead in a musical for her performance as Roxie in Chicago and a Memorable Performance in a Comedy as a Lead Actress Award for Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday. She has danced professionally in New York, has numerous regional theatre credits under AEA contracts, and has NY choreography credits working with prestigious Musical Summer intensives.

Heather Horn
Family Fitness
Heather graduated from the University of Redlands with a B.A. in Dance, Theatre Production and Business, and then earned her teaching credential. She was Student Director/Choreographer of the Celebrate Dance Concert ‘06, and attendee at American College Dance Festival ‘06 and American Dance Festival ‘06. Heather was a member of Intersect Dance Theatre, a modern dance company based in Riverside, CA. She choreographed a piece and stage managed for the Antelope Valley Community College Dance Dimension production. Currently Heather is teaching dance at Ridgecrest Intermediate School and is in her third year Coaching Coed Choreo at Peninsula High School.

Evie Hutton
In-School Teaching Artist
Evie Hutton hails from Austin, Texas and has her BFA from the University of Oklahoma in Musical Theatre Performance. After graduation, Evie and her husband Ian moved to New York where she spent the next few years touring all over the world performing in numerous musicals including the Broadway tour of Hairspray! Over the past five years she has had the privilege to choreograph and direct numerous children’s musicals, helping instill a passion for the theatre in this new generation. Evie is currently taking a break from performing as she has been cast in her grandest and most challenging role to date - that of “Mama”!

Jenny Jacobs
Storybook Theatre
Curtain Call Academy
In-School Teaching Artist
Jenny (MA in Theatre, Villanova University; BA, Santa Clara University), a Southern California native, spent the last decade working in Philadelphia as a teacher, performer, choreographer, dramaturg, director, costume designer, and vocal coach. Jenny has worked with students and theatre artists from around the world through Temple University, Walnut Street Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Rider University, Villanova Theatre Productions, Theatre Exile, Maukingbird Theatre Company, Maples Repertory Theatre, Wolf Performing Arts Center and her own international troupe, Iris Theatre Company. Favorite projects include Beaux Stratagem (Barrymore nomination), Urinetown, Three Sisters, Romeo & Juliet, Footloose, Underground America, Shakespeare’s R&J, Smoke on the Mountain, The Greek Theatre Project, Sweet Charity, Rent, Kiss Me Kate, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Crossed Wires. Learn more at www.jennyjacobs.net.

Carrie Kinsey
Acro/Tumbling I
Acro/Tumbling II
Carrie has been involved in the art of gymnastics for over forty years either as a competitor or a coach. She has held certifications in coaching, skill evaluator, safety and first aid. Continuing education in a diverse variety of areas is one of her every day commitments. She is a licensed Montessori teacher and a Minister Practitioner. She is a wife and mother of five. Her greatest love is supporting young people in realizing their greatness, physically, mentally, and emotionally in a healthy positive way. “What we model for our youth is who they will become so I strive to always come from respect and love.”

Kristopher Kyer
Mainstage Show Director
Master Classes
For over a decade, Kristopher has taught and coached thousands of actors in Hollywood. He was the on-set acting coach for ABC-TV’s Boy Meets World, Maybe this Time, and Grace Under Fire; the feature film Hostage; and for Jessica Simpson on That 70’s Show. He has appeared in several commercials. He co-stared on Seinfeld, Boy Meets World, USA High, Linc’s, and Quantum Leap. His experience as an actor and entertainer spans over three decades having appeared on cruise liners, Disney World, Disneyland, and Cedar Point. He was in the original cast of the Off-Broaday production of Showing Off. He was the youngest ringmaster in the history of Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Dyan Lopez
Cheer/Song Team Prep
Jazz/Funk Dance I
Advanced Tap
Dyan has been teaching dance for over 28 years. She has been dancing since she was a child, appearing on television, music videos, commercials, and movies. A highlight was being in the film Tap with Gregory Hines. Dyan choreographs for the American Youth Express, the LA Clippers Dance Team, fashion shows, and stage shows. She has danced at Laker halftime shows and currently performs with the LA Sparks. She taps with her company, The Hot Cotton Candies. Dyan has been featured on Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Doctors and Home and Family. Her students have performed on and off Broadway and in Tarzan, 42nd Street and Fosse, with some becoming Radio City Music Hall Rockettes. Dyan currently judges dance competitions for Aspire Dance, LA’s Best and Miss Drill Team USA.

Allie Meixner
Musical Theatre Dance I
Jazz I/II
A Pittsburgh native, Allie became interested in show business at a very young age. She grew up taking master classes from teachers all across the country. At the age of 17, Allie moved to New York City to pursue her dreams of performing. Three months later she was cast as the lead in the Tony Award winning musical, Contact, as the “girl in the yellow dress.” Allie has since accumulated an impressive list of credits in her young career which include touring with Toni Braxton, performing live on numerous episodes of Saturday Night Live, featured as the head cheerleader in the movie, Across the Universe, and has danced with Beyonce on VH1 Fashion Rocks, MTV Video Music Awards, a L’oreal Commercial, and was seen in Macy’s stores all across the country in the Dereon print campaign, Beyonce’s clothing company. She also had the chance to create the role of “Lady Cross” in Tony award winning director, Jerry Mitchell’s, new Las Vegas Production Peep Show, featuring Mel B, Kelly Monaco, and Holly Madison. Allie also can be seen in Katy Perry’s California Gurls music video and was featured in the new 98 Degrees comeback video. She most recently was featured in a Sony and a National GM commercial and appeared as a sketch performer on the Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno and just finished playing "young groupie" in Las Vegas Production of ROCK of AGES.

Ann Myers
Performing Groups
Director/Choreographer
Miss Myers’ award-winning choreography has been seen across the country with local highlights including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Singin’ in the Rain and Guys & Dolls for the Norris Theatre, Christmas My Way at the El Portal in North Hollywood and Broadway in the Park productions of The Music Man, Wizard of Oz and Joseph... Her performance career includes roles such as Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain, Ado Annie in Oklahoma, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Anytime Annie in 42nd Street and at theatres such as Barter Theatre, Artpark, Musical Theatre West, Performance Riverside, Candlelight Pavilion and aboard Holland America Cruise Line. She works for Disney Theatrical Group and holds a BFA in Musical Theatre/Dance Minor from Millikin University. www.annmyers.net.

Angelica Roque
Singin', Jammin' & Movin'
Musical Theatre Voice

Joel Sluyter
Dance Audition Prep
Hip Hop I & II
Advanced Hip-Hop
Private Dance Instruction
Performing Groups Choreographer
Joel began his dance training at Ball State University in Indiana. He then moved to New York City and continued his education at New York University as a dance performance major. He has been choreographing dance for the last ten years. He has taught at Kings Academy High School, Ball State University, Torrance and West High Schools, and several high schools throughout Indiana. His work has won Grand Championships at Show Choir competitions. He has choreographed musicals including West Side Story, Back to the ‘80s, Camp Rock and Nunsense. He also teaches Hip Hop dance during the summer program at the Professional School of the Arts.

Krystyn Spratt
On-Camera Acting
Acting for Teens
Young Actors' Workshop
Krystyn Spratt is a quadruple threat. She can sing, dance, act and sign – as in Sign Language. Her debut was in The Gift of the Magi, a show performed entirely in Sign Language. She is a state and national champion in the National Forensics League, a competitive acting event. Krystyn has starred in many regional theater productions such as Footloose (Urleen), Cabaret (Frau Kost), Cinderella (Portia), Show Boat, A Christmas Carol, Steel Magnolias, The Wizard of Oz, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Wiz, Urinetown, and Kiss Me Kate. For the past three years, Krystyn has performed in Debbie Allen’s Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.This year, Krystyn performed as the Wicked Witch in El Segundo’s Broadway in the Park production of The Wizard of Oz. Splitting her time between L.A. and New York, Krystyn has also starred in films such as Café Lulu and Forced Entry.

Daniel Thomas
Private Voice Instruction
Daniel has been singing professionally in musical theatre, chamber choirs, large choruses and jazz and barbershop groups for over twenty years, and is one of the top music directors for theatre in Southern California. Daniel specializes in developing healthy technique for beginning and intermediate singers, focusing on relaxation and breath support to build a firm foundation for any style of singing. As someone who is often “behind the table” at auditions, Daniel specializes in coachings for auditions and performances for singers at all levels, developing performance and acting technique and developing singers’ repertoires for musical theatre. Daniel also focuses on musicianship, including pitch and music reading skills.

Larry Walker
Performing Groups
Vocal Coach
Larry is a classically trained vocal powerhouse and an anointed contemporary worship leader who has performed for audiences all over the world. Larry’s voice has been featured on both domestic and international music releases and he has held principle roles in choral, musical theatre, and operatic productions. He has shared the musical stage with Alicia Keys, Will.i.AM, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Faith Hill, Estelle, Israel Houghton, and the dynamic Kirk Franklin. His most recent projects include vocal production work for The Disney Channel’s hit show Jessie, behind the scenes vocal work on T.D. Jakes’ feature film Not Easily Broken, and co-writing and producing the One Church International’s Inspirational Musical Drama, The Red Scarf.

Autumn Withers
Ballet II
Advanced Ballet