Mondays @ Auburn Grace Community Church

November 5th to January 5th (Super Saturday)
4:15pm - 6:15pm ages 5-18 (Our Gang, Costume, Producers)
4:15pm - 8:30pm ages 8-14 (Production)

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 Nov. 30th to Feb. 1st (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 Nov. 27th to Feb. 1st (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:
CCT: Production Number for Grown Ups 19-79 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Coolest Voice Class Ever 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Dear Edwina Jr: Our Gang Edition 5-7 Auburn
(Winter 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 05 Jan 05
Dear Edwina Jr: The Production 8-16 Auburn
(Winter 2019)
Auburn Grace Community Church Mon 4:15pm - 8:30pm Nov 05 Jan 05
FUNky Hip Hop 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 01
HYPE 0-0 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 27 Feb 01
Improv Team & Class 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 01
It's Hard To Be The Bard: Acting for Teens 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Jazz & Lyrical Dance for Kids 8-14 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Our Gang: Frogs and Friends 6-7 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 27 Feb 01
Pasek & Paul: Teen Voice 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Set Design and Construction 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 01
The Complete Audition Package 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 27 Feb 01
The Complete Audition Package 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 27 Feb 01
Un-masking Characters 8-12 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Video Production for Teens 12-18 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Fri 6:30pm - 8:30pm Nov 30 Feb 01
Wiggles: Toads and Treasures 4-5 Roseville
(Winter 2019)
Valley Springs Church Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Nov 27 Feb 01

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.


Beverly Stewart-Short

Bev Stewart-Short started dancing at the age of 3 at her grandmother’s dance studio in Orange, CA. She has trained at various companies such as the National Ballet School of Canada, the Orange County Ballet Company, and Broadway Dance center in New York. She started her performing career as lead dancer/singer with Royal Viking Cruise Line. Some of her performing credits include “42nd Street” (CT), “No, No, Nanette” (NY), “Ziegfeld, A Night at the Follies” (Harrah’s, NJ), “Hello Dolly” & “Cinderella” (Long Beach CLO). Bev has been teaching ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, and musical theatre dance for over 30 years. She has been the Artistic Director of Hawkins Tap Company at Hawkins School of Performing Arts in Folsom where she taught for 20 years. Some of Bev’s award winning choreography credits include “Annie”, “Seussical The Musical”,“Crazy For You”, “42nd Street”, “Chicago”, “Godspell”, and “Swing” and “Guys and Dolls”. Bev is the director of the advanced tap “Ambassador” company (Sophisticated Rhythms) at Northern California Dance Conservatory in Roseville as well as directing her own community performing tap group called “Ignite”. She is also thrilled to be a part of the incredible teaching staff at CYT!! She is a wife and mother of 4 children and she is very passionate about sharing God’s love through performing arts!


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!


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 20 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 Stage Right Productions and 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.


Jonathan Ellyson

Jonathan Ellyson has always had an eye for the Fine Arts and has held just about every job available in the Theater apart from costume designer. In his formative years he played everything from Polonius to Felix Ungar. He has played auxillary percussion in the pit orchestra, been an usher, house manager, stage hand, grip, microphone wrangler and full sound engineer. Jonathan works in Radio at K-LOVE/Air1 in Rocklin, California after completing degrees in Communications and Broadcast Journalism. In his free time Jonathan dabbles in podcasting, videography, ballroom dancing (though he never competed) and gaming. If you see him out and about he's likely to be humming a show tune from one of his favorite works.


Kate Morton

Kate Morton is thrilled to be joining CYT here in Sacramento after working with CYT@School in San Diego for over two years. She received her BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from the University of San Diego. She is very passionate about classical work, specifically Shakespeare, and was honored to play Henry V her senior year at USD. She is currently an apprentice at Capital Stage Theatre Company in Sacramento where she does everything from assistant directing to lighting assistant. She is thrilled to be able to share her knowledge and passion for Shakespeare with the students at CYT.


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.


Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson Kevin Johnson is an actor, singer, dancer, director and visual artist. His visual art is signed “KJohnson”. He has worked as an actor for 40 years and a graduate from the University of Evansville. He has worked with IRT, the Phoenix Theatre, Edyvean Theatre, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, Soul People Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Inc., San Francisco Mime Troupe, Intersection of the Arts in San Francisco, Indianapolis Opera Company, Footlite Musicals, where he won an encore award for the musical “Grand Hotel”. He toured Europe with the Chorale Ayers while studying in England. He has worked Summer-stock Theatres with Cross- Roads Repertory Theatre in Terre Haute, The Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, New Hampshire, and Memphis Black Rep in Memphis, TN. He has also worked in film and TV. Though he lived ten years in San Francisco he has returned to Indianapolis, his home town, to care for his mother, who has now passed on. He is thankful for the time he had with her. He is the son of the late- Alonzo “Pookie” Johnson an Indianapolis Jazz Legend. He had a feature character role in the Movie film Short: “A Song for Jade” which won awards in San Francisco, Oakland and the Los Angeles Black Film Awards. Since his return to Indianapolis, He has worked with Asante Children’s Theatre, Freetown Village, Spotlight Players, Indy Bard, No Exit Productions, Phoenix Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Philip Watt Productions, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe to name a few. He also has 2 commercials playing one for L.S. Ayres at the Indiana History Society where he is an employee for the Cole Porter Room and the Healing Bodies, Changing Minds exhibit. He also has a commercial running for the St. Vincents Cancer Care.


Rhianna Rowe

Rhianna Rowe loves the theater arts, especially the confidence and skills they provide. Dance brought her frequently to the stage but she also performed in theater productions in her teens. Rhianna moved to the Sacramento area in 2002, shortly after she and her husband were married. She taught beginning tap at Precision Dance Center in Roseville for a few years before taking a hiatus to raise and homeschool her four children. Rhianna's family loves the values and quality of CYT.


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.


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.