CYT Release Form

All parents/guardians must complete this online form before the start of each session. 
By now we know that the one constant throughout this pandemic is that things change! We ask that you only enroll if you would like to participate in CYT Sacramento regardless of what the guidelines are/will be this season. The same applies to parent volunteers for shows. We will be enforcing our refund policy (no refunds 2 weeks before the first day class begins, production fees are non-refundable). What we do know is this: we can navigate this time together, creating a wonderful and safe community for our families!
CYT Sacramento offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring.  A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes each session. Most of the classes are small to ensure personal attention and growth. At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis. 

Classes may include but are not limited to:
  • Our Gang (Ages 5-7) 
  • Dance/Movement
  • Drama 
  • Voice
  • Musical Theater
  • Auditions and Callbacks 
  • Comedy and Improv 
  • Technical Theater; such as Makeup, Set Design, etc.
  • Stunts and Combat.
Classes are held once a week for two hours over a period of eight to ten weeks. The session culminates with a showcase in which each class performs a brief prepared presentation, showcasing what they have learned over the session. Every CYT student participates in the Class Showcase!  

Students aged 8 – 18 who are enrolled in a class have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical! Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 14 and up may work on a backstage crew. Visit the Shows page for more information on auditions. 

CLASSES/CAMPS REFUND POLICY-
NO REFUNDS OF ANY KIND OR CHANGES 2 weeks before the first day camp/class begins. Prior to 2 weeks a $25.00 cancellation fee per class is applied to refunds. Refunds are returned to the original form of payment. Camp/class changes are subject to availability. Tuition must be paid in full in order to register online for camp/class.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please submit your application to ensure it is reviewed before registration opens.  Scholarship Information and Application  

Teachers

A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self­ esteem, and confidence. CYT teachers are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals. All CYT teachers have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Our teachers truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn.

Showcase

Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5­-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!

How to Register

Set up a Family Account before you register for classes:
  1. Click on the "person" icon at top right corner of our website (to right of "DONATE" on any page).
  2. Click on "NEW ACCOUNT" in the pop up window.
  3. Fill out the information required, with the parent's info first.
  4. To add a child to the account, click on the +Family Member button.
If you are already have a Family Account, then (while logged in) follow these steps:
  1. Go to the "Classes" page
  2. First select your "Student's Age"
  3. Click on the Class Name of your choice
  4. Click on the "Register Now" button
  5. Select the family member that will be in the class
  6. You will now have an option to sign up for audition times. Auditions are not required.
  7. If you don't sign up now, you will have that option later in your family account.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
ACT I: A Little Bit Naughty - Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT I: Revolting Singers - Kids Voice 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT I: The Sign for Dance - Teen Specialty 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT I: Golden Vocals - Teen Voice 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT I: Stagestruck - Our Gang 5-7 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT II: A Sense of Direction - Teen Specialty 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT II: Becoming Heroes - Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT II: Callbacks, Coldreads and Casting - Teen Drama 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT II: Vibrant Voices - Teen Specialty 13-18 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT II: Jazz and Lyrical Dance 10-16 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 03 Feb 04
ACT II: Poetry in Motion - Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2022)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Dec 03 Feb 04
Folsom Family Workshop Series 8-18 Folsom
(Winter 2022)
Oak Hills Mon 6:00pm - 8:15pm Jan 10 Feb 14

Current Teachers:

Amy Mathews

Amy earned her Bachelors of Dance and minor in business at San Jose State University. While she was a student she was cast in Company One; the resident musical theater troupe, and University Dance Theater; the resident contemporary company. Upon graduation she moved to New York City where she was a part of Transform Arts (Campus Crusade for Christ), a ministry to the professional world of artists to evangelize in the arts. With her time in NYC she was cast with the Emma Elliot Dance Company, Hillsong Church dance team, and The Ovation Television Network. With Hillsong she performed in venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Manhattan Center, and the Barkley’s Center. She had the opportunity to teach dance with an amazing team at Greenhouse Arts Center located in Harlem. Also her heart was developed for dance missions and she had the opportunity to travel to Cuba, and Mexico City; teaching and performing worship dance. Amy currently teaches and choreographs with Thrive Arts Academy. She currently dances with Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya’s Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theater. She is planning and preparing to dance and evangelize in Paris with Transform Arts this upcoming summer. Amy is honored and excited to start teaching with CYT!


Aubrey Muffett

An English major at William Jessup University, Aubrey Muffett was blessed to be a former CYT student. Performing in two shows, her favorite role was Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. In 2014, Aubrey was honored with 1st place in the National ‘My CYT Story’ contest at Expo in Houston. She has written several scripts for CYT showcases, taught a script writing class and CYT summer camp, and assisted taught drama and Improv. Aubrey was thrilled to lead Improv Team to 2015 CYT Expo! She has a music background in piano, cello, and some voice. Aubrey served as peer writing coach in Sacramento’s 916 Ink classes culminating in 3 collaborative published books. The 4th child in her own Von Trapp size family, Aubrey enjoys hiking, reading, and naturally – writing.


Austin Nunn

Austin Mark Nunn loves being a part of the CYT Sacramento family. He graduated with his BA in Performance and Directing from Vanguard University of Southern California. A few of Austin’s favorite productions as the director and/or choreographer include, Peter Pan, Kiss Me Kate, Metamorphosis, Dancing at Lughnasa, and The Addams Family. Austin is the resident choreographer for Reality Youth show choir which has performed all over the United States. Austin has performed professionally throughout Southern California and in the greater Sacramento area. Favorite roles include the Baker in Into the Woods, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family, Elton John in The Beat Goes On (a role he originated) Joe Cable in South Pacific and Captain Phoebus de Martin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. For his performance of First Gangster in Kiss Me Kate, Austin was nominated for the Irene Ryan Outstanding Performance Award by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is grateful for the opportunity to share his love for the arts with the students at CYT Sacramento and looks forward to all that God has in store.


Bianca Christiansen

Bianca, a CYT Sacramento alumni, is currently a student at William Jessup University majoring in Musical Theater and Graphic Design. She performed in thirteen CYT productions and several other productions outside of CYT. Some of her favorite roles include Marian Paroo in Music Man, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Olive in 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee and most recently Martha, a bride, in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers at William Jessup University. Bianca is also part of the UCO choir at William Jessup University and is part of the worship team at her church. She is passionate about her relationship with Christ and would like to bring that passion to the performing arts community some day. She loves CYT and the family she has built there. She is excited about giving back where she discovered her love of the performing arts.


Jeanette Hall

Jeanette Hall has been a CYT Mom since 2016. She has been on many different parent teams and driven countless miles to and from rehearsals and performances. With a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from CSUS and a teaching credential from Simpson University, God has led her to join the Teaching Staff at CYT. Jeanette has performed in many musicals over the years both at CSUS and in the community. Some of her favorite roles include Newsboy in Working, Elsie Darling in Very Good Eddie, and Peter in Peter Pan. She currently works for a local construction company in Labor Compliance. CYT gives her the opportunity to use her education and experience to help students learn to glorify God through the arts.


Jenny Guemmer

From musicals, to solo performance, to accompanying, directing or singing in choirs, Jenny has been performing most of her life. She began teaching voice and piano at Broadway Academy in Sacramento, CA, and has continued teaching for more than 25 years. She received her BA in Vocal Performance and Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. Since then, Jenny has taught general music, choir, piano and music theory at every grade level in public, private and charter schools. Jenny has been a church choir director, a founding member of The Choral Project, and has sung eight seasons with the Sacramento Master Singers. Jenny has been the vocal director for numerous youth musical theatre classes and productions, most recently with CYT Sacramento. Jenny, her husband, Pastor Scott Guemmer, and Owen Myers form the Guemmer & Myers Trio, who sing inspirational music throughout Northern California. Jenny greatly enjoys helping people grow in confidence in their musicianship, performing skills, and other God-given gifts. Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband and their two boys.


Jinnae Stuckey

Jinnae Stuckey holds a BA in theatre from California Baptist University and a MA in Education from University of Southern California. She started dancing at the age of three and danced her way through high school. During her college years she worked on plays and musicals in every capacity possible, from house managing to choreographing to being on stage. Since graduating she has created a theatre program for the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, worked as the theatre director and teacher for Horizon Charter Schools, taught dance at the Conservatory of Dance, and served as the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist at Community Collaborative Charter School. Now she is enjoy staying home with her daughter Everleigh and working for Inspire Charter School as a homeschool teacher


Kaytlin McIntosh

Kaytlin McIntosh is so excited for the opportunity to be a part of the CYT Sacramento family as an instructor. She began taking American Sign Language classes in 2011 at Sierra College. This was where she fell in love with Deaf culture and sparked her passion for the Deaf community. After finishing Sierra College, she transferred to California State University Northridge, where she graduated with her BA in Deaf Studies in 2017. Currently Kaytlin works as a teacher's aid in an elementary school classroom with Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. Kaytlin was added to the CYT Sacramento family for the 2018-2019 season when she had the opportunity to stage manage Dear Edwina, Jr. She is delighted to both teach and stage manage this season with CYT Sacramento and see what God has for this season.


Mariah Hildebrandt

Mariah is so excited to be welcomed into the CYT family as a teacher! Mariah graduated with a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen from Azusa Pacific University. She has been performing since the age of three and has been honing her craft ever since. A few of Mariah’s favorite productions were Quilters, Cinderella, Greek Mythology Olympiaganza, Seussical The Musical, and The Women. Mariah also has a passion for students and has been working with children since she was a child. She has worked at numerous children theater camps (including CYT) and loves helping children learn through theater. She is so excited to see what God does though her at CYT. Some fun facts about Mariah: she just got married, she knows sign language, she loves stage make-up and her favorite tv show will always be Little House on the Prairie.


Thais Doyle

Thais Doyle is a native Californian and was raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Music Performance and Music Education with an emphasis in voice, piano and choral music. She went on to receive her Masters degree from Hope University in Southern California in Worship Ministry administration and leadership. Thais has spent almost thirty years teaching piano and voice lessons and working with bands and choirs of all ages in church, school and theater settings. She is currently serving as a Worship Arts Director at First Baptist Church in Fairfield, CA. Thais has most recently served on the board of directors for Tracy Repertory Theater and had the privilege of serving as the musical and vocal director for their 2014 to 2020 seasons. Thais is excited to join the teaching and directing staff at CYT.


Wendy Hoover

Wendy Hoover has worked professionally as a singer, actor, and violinist for more than 20 years. A proud member of the Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity Association, Wendy’s love for the theater was sparked when she first took to the stage as one of the original students in the founding years of CYT San Diego. She co-founded CYT Sacramento in 2012 and has enjoyed directing, music directing, teaching classes and choreographing in CYT’s Roseville and Auburn Chapters. Beyond CYT, Wendy studied at the University of New Mexico, where she earned a degree in Music with an emphasis in voice. After gaining experience in dinner theater, cabaret, musical theater and opera, Wendy returned to Southern California and went on to play lead and supporting roles in theater, television, and film. Some highlights of Wendy's career include roles in the Hallmark Movie, Santa Jr., the world premiere of Current Nobody at the La Jolla Playhouse, Alice in Alice in Modernland at Sledgehammer Theater and Christine in The Phantom in Concert, at the Santa Fe Music Hall. She starred in the one woman show, Marilyn...Sleepless Nights, playing Marilyn Monroe, at the American Theater in Kansas City. She has also worked as a principal actor in a number of national, regional, and local commercials. As a violinist, Wendy played for I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change for productions at San Diego Repertory Theatre and Starlight, and also for several productions of A Christmas Carol at The Rep. Wendy moved to the Sacramento area in 2010 and is excited to bring her love of the stage and passion for developing character to a new generation of aspiring actors.