St. John’s Lutheran School’s Theatre Department staff is offering this educational theatre camp. Students will be divided into groups to work with each director daily on a rotation schedule. Students will also learn about, and get hands-on experience with, some of the technical aspects of putting on a production, such as painting the set, creating costumes and props, and working with lighting. We will be using the St. John’s stage and our professional stage lighting and sound system for this production.
*Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy with a concentration in piano and a minor in Psychology
*Fifteenth year as Music Director of SJLS musical theatre program. Seventeenth year teaching PK - 5th grade General Music Education and fifth year as middle school choir director at SJLS
*Twenty-one years of experience teaching music through general music education groups, music therapy sessions, and private piano lessons
*Currently employed at St. John's Lutheran School and maintains a private piano studio
*A board member of the Napa County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California and a member of The National Guild of Piano Teachers
*Music Director for St. John’s musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, The King and I, The Jungle Book, and The Adventures of Louis and Clark
*This is her 13th year running the summer program.
Artistic & Technical Director
*Dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre/Communications and Education
*Acted in, directed, and served on tech crew for 45 shows over the past 23 years
*Voice Actor/Voice-Over Artist and Stage & On-Camera Actor in the Bay Area
*Director of Theatre Arts Program at St. John’s Lutheran School
*Taught fourth grade for 7 years and middle school drama class for 2 years
*Artistic & Technical Director for St. John’s musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Music Man, The Little Mermaid, The King and I, and The Jungle Book and Zion Lutheran School's musicals, including Alice in Wonderland, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma!, and Oliver Twist
*This is her 11th year running the summer program.
*Concordia University Irvine 2017 graduate with a BA in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education
*18 years dance experience including pointe, ballet, jazz, cheer and tap
*Past Vintage High School Cheer and Dance Team member
*Past Concordia Dance Company member
*Current 3rd grade teacher at Christ's Lutheran Greenfield in Gilbert, Arizona
*Choreographer for St. John’s Lutheran School’s 2013 production of The Little Mermaid, Assistant Choreographer of the 2018 production of Singin’ in the Rain and Assistant Choreographer of Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School’s production of The Music Man Jr.
*This is her 10th year running the summer program.
Acting & Dance Class Intensive Instructor
*Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a focus in Acting
* 20 years dance experience in jazz, tap, ballet, and musical theatre, both competitively and professionally
*Professional actor/singer/dancer in Chicago (pre-kids of course!). Favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Lois/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, and Velma in West Side Story.
*Choreographer for St. John’s musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, Mary Poppins, Singin' in the Rain, The Lion King, The Sound of Music, The King and I, The Jungle Book, & The Adventures of Louis and Clark
*This is her 6th year running the summer program.