Classes Overview

CYT Sacramento offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per 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. During the last week of class, a high-energy showcase is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned.

Enrolled students, ages 8 – 18, have the opportunity to audition for a CYT Broadway-style musical! Younger students may serve as ushers at CYT shows, and students ages 10 and up may work on a backstage crew.

Classes may include but are not limited to:
  • Wiggles (Ages 4-5)
  • Our Gang (Ages 6-7) 
  • 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, and run for ten consecutive weeks. During the tenth class week, a showcase is presented 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!  

Mondays @ Auburn Grace Community Church

Mondays 4:30pm - 6:30pm ages 4-7 (Wiggles/Our Gang)
Mondays 4:30pm - 6:30pm  ages 8-18  

FALL 2019 CLASSES
Mon. Aug. 12th to Mon. Oct. 14th (Showcase)

Auburn Grace Community Church, map
3126 Olympic Way, Auburn, CA 95603


 

Fridays @ Valley Springs Presbyterian Church

ACT I  @ Valley Springs
Fridays 4:15pm - 6:15pm ages 8-18
ACT II @ Valley Springs
Fridays 6:30pm - 8:30pm ages 8-18

FALL 2019 CLASSES
Fri. Aug. 23rd  to Fri. Oct. 25th (Showcase)

Valley Springs Church, map 
2401 Olympus Blvd, Roseville, CA

 

Thursdays @ Valley Springs Presbyterian Church


Thursdays 4:15pm - 6:15pm, ages 4-18



FALL 2019 CLASSES
Thur. Aug. 22th  to Fri. Oct. 25th (Showcase)

Valley Springs Church, map 
2401 Olympus Blvd, Roseville, CA

 

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!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Backstage & Beyond: Les Mis Edition 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25
CCT: Audition & Performance Techniques for Adults 19-79 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Creating Choreography 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 22 Oct 25
CYT Tour Group 8-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25
HYPE 0-0 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 20 Oct 22
Lovely Land of Disney: Our Gang 6-7 Auburn
(Fall 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 12 Oct 14
Lyrical Dance & Sign Language 8-14 Auburn
(Fall 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 12 Oct 14
Lyrical Sign Language & Dance 8-14 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Make COOL Stuff 10-18 Auburn
(Fall 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 12 Oct 14
Making Stuff: Les Mis Edition 8-12 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 22 Oct 25
Orphans of Broadway: Kids Voice 8-12 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Page to Stage: Script Exploration 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Power Ballads & Power Moves 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Read It and Weep: Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Sensational Sidekicks: Drama for Kids 8-12 Auburn
(Fall 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 12 Oct 14
The Rhythm of Life: Teen Dance 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 23 Oct 25
The Three Piggy Opera: Our Gang 6-7 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 22 Oct 25
This Little Piggy Went to the Opera: Wiggles 4-5 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 22 Oct 25
Um . . . Line? Improv Basics 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 23 Oct 25
Unsung Disney: Teen Voice 12-18 Auburn
(Fall 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 12 Oct 14
Wonderful World of Disney: Wiggles 4-5 Auburn
(Fall 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:30pm - 6:30pm Aug 12 Oct 14

Current Teachers:

Andrea Smit

Andrea Smit brings to CYT her years of experience as an event planner, set dresser, set designer, and props master. While getting her BA in Interior Design, she interned with CBS studios working on the sets of television shows and commercials. During the years she spent with the Foothills Theatre Company, she worked in various positions as a set dresser, set designer, props master, and assisted with costume design. She is currently the Props Committee Chair for CYT Sacramento’s Roseville productions. Her two biggest passions are creativity and kids, and she feels so blessed to have the opportunity to share her experience with the students at 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.


Caitlyn Camacho

Born in San Jose, Caitlyn started dance at the young age of four. After moving to Northern California, she immediately continued her dance classes at a local studio, which ignited a passion and unleashed a gift. She began with ballet and jazz classes. Soon after, she expanded to tap, musical theater, contemporary, lyrical, hip-hop, and eventually pointe. Caitlyn joined the studio’s dance company, including musical theater and began competing at dance competitions. She was invited to perform alongside the Auburn Symphony at local school events to promote the arts, as well as choreograph for a local theater. Among the various dance awards, she was humbled when she was chosen by Stacey Tookey as her Die Hard dancer for the weekend at a convention, out of 500 other dancers. Caitlyn furthered her discipline by training at a private dance studio with dance teachers/choreographers, Keone and Mari Madrid (currently on NBC World of Dance), at Building Block Dance Studio in Carlsbad. She added stage manager to her resume, when she joined the CYT Sacramento family for the production of Little Mermaid Jr in 2015. In the Winter of that same year, Caitlyn had the pleasure of performing in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Being no stranger to the stage, she has since performed in Tarzan, Fiddler on the Roof, Crazy For You and Disney’s Aladdin Jr. One of Caitlyn’s greatest pleasures is to teach others the joy of movement through dance. She is thrilled to be a part of CYT Sacramento, where she can impart her knowledge and love of dance.


Gillian Smit

Gillian Smit is excited to bring her passion for theatre and experience in theatrical design to CYT Sacramento. While studying English and journalism at Long Beach State, she took a step back from performance and poured her creativity into designing and creating sets, props, and costumes. A former CYT student, Gillian has assisted with “backstage” classes and continues to work on the sets and props team in Roseville. If you can’t find her at rehearsal, she is probably off somewhere tinkering with tricky props, faux painting boxes, or climbing a fake tree to dress the set.


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 all the 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 created a theatre program for the Boys and Girls Club of Auburn, worked as the theatre director and teacher for Horizon Charter Schools, and currently teaches dance at the Conservatory of Dance as well as being the Visual and Performing Arts Specialist at Community Collaborative Charter School in McClellan Park. The opportunity to be a part of CYT Sacramento is something she loves and cherishes!


Katie Toussaint

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Katie has been participating in the arts all of her life. Katie has a BA in Music, vocal performance from California Polytechnic State University. After graduation, Katie became a technical intern at California Musical Theatre's Music Circus for their 2011 season. There she worked for both the music production team, and wardrobe and fell truly head over heels for professional musical theatre. In 2012 Katie moved to southern California where she performed in numerous styles and performing venues such as Disney's California Adventures and Knott's Berry Farm, among others. Katie has taught voice, piano and music theory for several years, and has music directed several musical theatre productions. Katie moved back up to northern California late last year to be closer to extended family. She is loving life with her husband (Eric), daughters (Ellie & Addie) and 2 dogs, and pursuing life as a performer and teacher of the arts. Soli Deo Gloria.


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.


Quin Baird

Quin Baird loves being a part of CYT Sacramento! He brings with him the experience of a Broadway career spanning more than 25 years in New York City. Highlights include working with Bob Fosse for more than 10 years (Dancin’, Sweet Charity), Gower Champion of 42nd Street fame (The Happy Time) and Agnes DeMille (Oklahoma, revival). Those years were a ton of fun, but Mr. Baird is living his best life right now, as a servant of the Lord, Jesus Christ, and as a husband and a father.


Rachel Trocke

Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm 22 years old, and my whole heart is enveloped in my passion for dance, theater, and using my gifts to serve The Lord. I committed my heart to following Jesus when I was 18, after that I attended Calvary Chapel Bible College and through that I was given the opportunity countless times to witness miracles firsthand of how God uses broken people to form something beautiful. I started dancing when I was 3 years old, and I've loved it every day since then! Through high school I was a part of a theater program, which I loved, and when I was 18 I began working for CYT. I've been with the company on and off for about 5 years now, and I am so happy to be working with them still!


Samee Nann

Samee Nann is a Philadelphia native, who attended Point Park University for Musical Theater. She is a two-time original cast member for the broadway choreographer Patti Wilcox with Norwegian Cruise Lines and featured dancer on the CNBC documentary “Cruise, Inc.”. Productions include Still Life with Iris, Hair, Anything Goes, Marat/Sade and Caligula at Pittsburgh Playhouse, Tony and Tina's Wedding on the Vegas strip, as well as various national/international tours. She has appeared in films such as Pain Within and Graduation. Current member of the girl group Empower and singer/choreographer for dance bands with Hip Entertainment.


Susie Peaslee

Susie was born and raised in the Bay Area. She received her BA in Child Development and has performed as an Assistant Director and a Program Coordinator of child education for USSA. She has enjoyed several years teaching preschool and working with school-aged children.

Her own dance and theater experience started as a young child. Susie and her husband Rand are busy parents to their active children Drew, Zoe and Avery. She is a dedicated Girl Scout Leader since 2010. She is an avid supporter of her children’s sports, church and creative arts development as well as a weekly volunteer at their local elementary school. Susie has a love for CYT and has happily been involved since 2013.


Tanner Coppernoll

CYT alumni, Tanner Nolan Coppernoll, is ecstatic to fulfill a position in teaching students of all ages his knowledge of the arts. Called to be a pastor from the Lord, he feels as if he is receiving a head start in beginning his ministry when working at CYT. Tanner has done eight major performances in his life. Pertaining to those performances, his favorite roles have been Tommy Djlas (CYT’s “Music Man”), Perchik (CYT’s “Fiddler on the Roof”), and Johnathan Northbrook (CYT’s “Mary Poppins Jr.”). Tanner has always been involved with visual arts, singing, and some times dancing (in his home kitchen, that is). High school sparked the interest of the arts in Tanner’s life. It was there where he would take on two years of drama and choir classes, speech, two years of yearbook, and six musicals. In his second year at Sierra College, majoring in Photography has blessed him with many opportunities to take arts classes (such as: Poetry, History of Music, History of Theatre, and Photography). He now successfully owns his very own business, “Vision Photography”, displaying the love of Christ through the gift of visual arts God blessed him with. Alongside his business, God has placed him in the ministry where he fulfills the position of a high school counselor at First Baptist Church of Auburn (where he runs the social media, leads bible studies, and does worship). Tanner plans to focus on the character of students' hearts, teach visual concepts in a unique way, and how that interconnects with theatre and art as a whole. His concept of teaching will always be Christ-centered and wants to glorify Him through all of the classes he teaches.


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.