Mondays @ Auburn Grace Community Church

August 13th to October 15th (Showcase)
4:15pm - 6:15pm ages 4-18

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


 

Fridays @ Valley Springs Presbyterian Church

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

Fridays August 24th to October 26th (Showcase)
Valley Springs Church, map 
2401 Olympus Blvd, Roseville, CA

 

Tuesdays @ Valley Springs Presbyterian Church

Tuesdays, 4:15pm - 6:15pm, ages 4-18
Valley Springs Presbyterian Church

Tuesdays August 28th to October 26th (Showcase)
Valley Springs Church, map 
2401 Olympus Blvd, Roseville, CA

 

Curriculum

CYT offers core theater-arts classes in drama, dance and voice as well as a variety of specialty classes such as make-up design, costuming, sound design, props and more!  All CYT Classes help students to focus on specific techniques and gain valuable theater-arts training while developing confidence and making new friends!

 

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:
Um . . . Line? Improv Basics 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Ballet/Jazz Combo: Teen Dance 12-18 Auburn
(Fall 2018)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Bust a Move: 80s Hip Hop for Kids 8-12 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Cantare! Teen Voice 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Character Clues for Kids 8-12 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Core Ballet & Strength Training 8-14 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Finding Character: Kids Drama 8-12 Auburn
(Fall 2018)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Friday Night Live! 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Get Your Artistic Vision On! 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 24 Oct 26
HYPE 0-0 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 28 Oct 26
Jumps, Turns and Core Strength for Teens 12-18 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Kids Voice with a Country Flair 8-12 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Aug 24 Oct 26
Musical Theater Dance 8-14 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 28 Oct 26
Our Gang: Back to the 80s 6-7 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 28 Oct 26
Pirates and Pixies: Our Gang 6-7 Auburn
(Fall 2018)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:00pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Pixies and Pirates: Wiggles 4-5 Auburn
(Fall 2018)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:00pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Radio Theater 10-18 Auburn
(Fall 2018)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Shuffle Off to Neverland: Musical Theater Dance 8-12 Auburn
(Fall 2018)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 13 Oct 15
Wiggles: Back to the 80s 4-5 Roseville
(Fall 2018)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Aug 28 Oct 26

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 is ecstatic to be joining 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 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) 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.


Emma Cullum

Emma has been involved in theater since she was eight years old. Some of these productions include, Cheaper by the Dozen, The Sound of Music, Seussical the Musical, and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Victory Christian School. She was also given the privilege to be the stage manger for Victory's production of Beauty and the Beast. She is currently studying Child Development at William Jessup University. She enjoyed working as a preschool teacher's assistant this last year and hopes to continue in that field when she graduates. She enjoys sharing the love of Jesus to children in any way that she can!


Kathryn Peperkorn

Kathryn Peperkorn has had music as part of her life from the beginning. Starting at a young age with singing in church choir and taking piano lessons. In high school it was musical theatre, to graduating with a undergraduate degree in Music Education and on to Masters Degree in Vocal performance. Her musical experiences have crossed from band and choir to musicals to opera, and to teaching directing and conducting. Her favorite roles have been The narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Anna in Anna Bolena, Norma in the opera Norma, Marguerite in the opera Faust and Mimi in La Boheme. She loves teaching in her home studio, Peperkorn studios, whether it is singing or piano. Mrs. Peperkorn also enjoys teaching at Natomas Charter School everything from choir to guitar and violin. She is thrilled to be a part of training young voices to reach their potential and explore new horizons. When not making music Mrs. Peperkorn loves to do English Country dance, go camping, lift weights, read books, and play board games.


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), daughter (Ellie) and 2 dogs, and pursuing life as a performer and teacher of the arts. Soli Deo Gloria.


Kylie Raby

Kylie (Ehlert) Raby was one of the two students in CYT Sacramento’s first graduating class in 2013. Since then, she had taught at two summer camps, helped choreograph for Charlie Brown and Little Mermaid Jr., and taught the Stomp! class in Spring of 2015. More recently, Mrs. Raby has become the Camp Coordinator for the past two Summer Camps and has Stage Managed Into the Woods (Fall 2017) and Mary Poppins Jr. (Spring 2018), as well as taught Wiggles/Our Gang in Auburn, a Makeup Class, and a kids stomp class. She graduated in May 2017 with a BA in Music Education from Fresno Pacific University, with an emphasis in Percussion and Conducting. Recently married, Mrs. Raby moved back into town and is now living in Citrus Heights with her new husband. She has been working on her credential and a Masters of Arts in Education through Alliant University (online) and hopes to be the Director of Bands at a high school. Her passion is to educate students in music, and hopes to pursue this in both band and theater.


Rachel Trocke

Hi, I'm Rachel! I'm almost 21 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 2.5 years now, and I am so happy to be working with them still!


Susan Miller

Whether on stage or behind a microphone, Susan has been a part of Sacramento’s theater and broadcasting community for over 25 years. During her acting years in high school and as a theater arts scholarship major in college, favorite roles included Madame Dubonnet in "The Boyfriend", Gwendolyn in "The Importance of Being Ernest" and Sophie in "The Star Spangled Girl"....yup, always loved the accents! Which led naturally to her subsequent career spent primarily in "theater of the mind" - the radio and voiceover industry. She has been on the air at a variety of Sacramento radio stations through the years including Gold Country (KRAK), pop (Y-92) and Smooth Jazz (KSSJ). She also worked as a news anchor and traffic reporter with Metro Networks in Sacramento and Atlanta, Georgia - including a stint broadcasting daily morning and afternoon reports from a traffic plane! She did step out from behind the microphone to serve as a regular pledge drive host for KVIE public television with one of the highlights there being co-host to John Tesh on the taping of his "One World" national PBS music special. Susan now divides her time as a freelance voice actor/producer and part-time multimedia news and public affairs producer for KLOVE/Air1 Networks. The “productions” she is most proud of are her 4 great kids who have all inherited her love of music and the theater.


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.