NOW OPEN!

SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION IS OPEN! (as of 1/20/23).  To minimize conflicts students are encouraged, but not required, to take classes in the area where they are auditioning for a show.  See 2022/2023 Calendar under the PDFs tab above for class dates.

**CCT Hunchback of Notre Dame Adult Choir Registration below!
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: All the Dance Steps - Kids Dance 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Mar 10 May 12
Act I: APEX Improv - Teen Travel & Practice teams 13-18 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Mar 10 May 12
Act I: Curtain Up! - Our Gang 5-7 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:00pm Mar 10 May 12
ACT I: Curtain Up! - Our Gang 5-7 Folsom
(Spring 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:15pm - 6:15pm Feb 27 Apr 17
ACT I: Fables & Fairytales - Kids Drama 8-12 Folsom
(Spring 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Feb 27 Apr 17
Act I: Fairytales & Fables - Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Mar 10 May 12
ACT I: Kids Sing Classics - Kids Voice 8-12 Folsom
(Spring 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Feb 27 Apr 17
ACT I: Musical Theater Dance - Teens 13-18 Folsom
(Spring 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Feb 27 Apr 17
Act I: Perfect Harmony - Teen Voice 13-18 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Mar 10 May 12
ACT I: RnH 4 EVR* - Teen Voice 13-18 Folsom
(Spring 2023)
Oak Hills Mon 4:15pm - 6:30pm Feb 27 Apr 17
Act I: Theater Stuff - Kids Drama 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:00pm - 6:15pm Mar 10 May 12
Act II: APEX Dance - Teen Advanced Dance 13-18 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Act II: CCT Hunchback of Notre Dame Adult Choir 18-79 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Act II: Fake Fighting for Real Actors - Teen Specialty 13-18 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Act II: Music Mania! - Kids Voice 8-12 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Act II: Partner Dance for Musical Theater - Combo Dance 11-16 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Mar 10 May 12
Act II: Quasi-Realistic Props - Teen Backstage & Beyond 13-18 Roseville
(Spring 2023)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:45pm Mar 10 May 12
CYT@school - Adventure Christian School 7-12 CYT@school
(Winter 2023)
Adventure Christian School Mon 3:00pm - 5:00pm Jan 23 Mar 20

Current Teachers:

Aidan Nunn

Aidan Nunn is thrilled to be teaching at CYT Sacramento. As a CYT alumni, Aidan had the opportunity to be poured into by various CYT Teaching Artists and is excited to give back to the community in this way. Aidan has a passion for music which has lead to him learning how to play many instruments including bass, guitar, piano, percussion and drums, to name a few. He is the lead singer of Room 27 and also the Worship Leader of Student Ministries at First Baptist Church Grass Valley. Aidan has always had an appreciation for the timeless things in life, which has lead to his fascination with swing dancing. In 2018 he won the International Lindy Hop Championship in the junior division. Aidan’s love for students lead him to work for Lifeway Christian Ministry Fuge Camps this past summer to lead students in worship around the Southeast. He can’t wait to work with CYT students as he shares his love for music and dance this session.


Alex Keyes

Alex is a student at American River College pursuing a degree in theatre arts. Alex is a CYT alumni and is thrilled to be back as a teacher! Working with kids has always been a source of joy throughout her life as she has grown up volunteering in nurseries at church and surrounded by a small army of cousins. Alex has loved theatre since she was 8 years old, and has since performed with a myriad of companies from her hometown of Auburn and in the greater Sacramento area. Alex spent two years on the CYT improv team and has now ventured out into the improv community at American River College. She is so pleased to share her love of improv and be immersed in the CYT community once again to share the wonders of Yes, and!


Amber Camacho

Amber Camacho is overjoyed to be teaching at CYT Sacramento this session. Amber is a CYT alumni who had the opportunity to be in over 20 productions, including CYT Sacramento’s first show Annie. As a student, she had the privilege of learning from the exceptional CYT Teaching Artists and is excited to come back to CYT in this new role. From a young age, Amber has had a passion for dance, and has been trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. In her time as a CYT student, she had the pleasure of being Dance Captain and Assistant Choreographer of multiple productions, her favorite being Godspell. Amber’s love for students lead her to work for Lifeway Christian Ministry Fuge Camps this past summer, leading students in worship around the Southeast. She can’t wait to work with CYT students as she shares her love for dance this session.


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.


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.


Denise Bueno

Denise has worked in musical theater (member Actor’s Equity Association) and as a member of Actor’s Co-op (Hollywood Presbyterian Church). Her leading roles include MOST HAPPY FELLA, INTO THE WOODS, SPITFIRE GRILL, 1776, WEST SIDE STORY, BRIGADOON, and the final cast of GLORY OF EASTER (Mother Mary) at the Crystal Cathedral. She has traveled the world performing on cruise lines. Prior to that, she taught and directed theater at an LA Christian high school, and was a four-time Southern California Educational Theater Award recipient. Currently, she co-owns Ocean Avenue Entertainment, a boutique film distribution company, with her husband Chris, and is mom and teacher to their son.


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.


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 enjoys staying home with her daughter Everleigh and working for Inspire Charter School as a homeschool teacher.


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 in 2016 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.


Kim Cyrus

Kim Cyrus is a new Instructor at CYT and is very honored and excited about the opportunity to work with such amazing and talented youth for the spring session of classes. Kim has been teaching both private singers and vocal performances classes for youth for the past 30 years. Kim also began directing musical theater stage productions in 2001 after relocating to the Sacramento Area from Portland, Oregon. Kim has directed many different musical productions in that time, working with hundreds of students in various community theater companies around the Sacramento region. As the owner and Director of Sacramento Performing Arts Company, Kim continues teaching students of all ages, as well as writing and producing student productions that showcase each student's own individual and unique vocal qualities. This is something that has bought a lot of joy and tremendous blessing to her life and her career. Kim has been honored to have been recognized for her musical direction in youth theater by S.A.R.T.A who has nominated Kim 11 times for Best Musical Direction in youth musical theater. Kim has also served as a music educator for the Rocklin School District and has sat on the judges panel for local Sacramento vocal competitions such as Norcal Sings. Prior to her success as a vocal director and private instructor, Kim worked as an early education and elementary school educator for a private school and after, became the administrator of the same school for 7 years. Kim is a graduate of BYU where she earned her degree in Elementary Education and Vocal Music.


Michelle Winberg

Michelle Winberg holds a BA from Vanguard University of Southern California in Psychology with a Minor in Music. She started performing when she was 5 years old and fell in love with all performing arts. Throughout her life, she has trained in dance, voice, and various other performing skills. She got involved in a theater company in Southern California where she performed in countless musicals, including Hairspray, The Music Man, and Annie. While she was in college, she continued her musical training and was selected to be in a specialized quartet, focused on excellence and performance in special events. Additionally, she worked at Disneyland in many different performing roles, starting as a character performing and moving up to management, learning lots along the way about various avenues in Entertainment. Since moving to Folsom with her husband Kyle and dog Wolf, she continued her education at Sacramento State University, where she earned her teaching credential. She currently works as a Middle School Math and Music Teacher in Sacramento, sharing her love of the arts in a different environment. She is so excited for this opportunity to work with CYT!


Rachel Trocke

Rachel Trocke is 27 years old and has a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She has been involved in theater arts since the age of 3; from local dance recitals to performing arts based schools. She is trained in ballet and musical theater and has been teaching with CYT for 9 years. She is grateful for the opportunity to share her love of the arts with the students at CYT and looks forward to all that God has in store.


Staci Potter

Staci Potter has worked with kids her entire life; from preschools to Sunday schools she has a passion for seeing kids learn. She graduated with a BA from San Jose State in 2017 and moved back to the area soon after. Since moving back she has been part of the arts ministry at First Baptist Church where she has used her skills in many productions through set design, prop making, and teaching. After volunteering at and seeing many productions, she knew she wanted to join the CYT staff and was thrilled when the opportunity arose.


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.