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CYT offers classes for children ages 6-18 throughout the school year. Classes are two hours in length with the option of a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday class. They run for ten consecutive weeks in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session. Most of the classes are small to insure 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.

Cost - $199.00 ($179 with the early bird discount - ends February 25th )

Refund Policy - Refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee, and a prorated fee for classes attended. No refunds will be issued after the second week of class or to students who audition for the sessions show.

Scholarships Available (up to 50% off) until 2/25/20. 
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Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
#blessed 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 17 Jun 02
Around the World in 8 Dances 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 17 Jun 02
CORE - Dance 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 19 Jun 02
CORE - Drama 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 19 Jun 02
CORE - Voice 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 17 Jun 02
Costuming 101 12-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Thursdays Thu 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 19 Jun 02
Master Your Role 10-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Wednesdays Wed 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 18 Jun 02
Our Gang 6-7 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Tuesdays Tue 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 17 Jun 02
Stunts and Combat 8-18 CDA
(Spring 2020)
CYT North Idaho Campus - Wednesdays Wed 4:15pm - 6:15pm Mar 18 Jun 02


CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make friends! There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. CYT North Idaho offers classes in acting, dancing, and singing, as well as specialty classes. Specialty classes include curriculum such as special effects makeup, prop making, theater tech, and more! Please note these classes vary per session.


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.
CYT@school brings the same energy and education from our regular classes straight into your school! CYT North Idaho partners with public and private schools throughout Kootenai County to bring the arts to their students.

The CYT@school program consists of eight weeks of drama, voice, and dance training which offers sound theater art instruction while also building character. All participating students perform in an end-of-session Showcase that is literature-based while still being very popular with students. Our teachers are enthusiastic, positive role models who lead and inspire. 


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 Teachers:

Britni Nash

Britni Nash is a mama to her own cast of 7, and stage mama to many more at CYT North Idaho! She spent her childhood through college years on stage as a dancer and then discovered the joys of coaching high school competitive dance teams. She fell in love with theater while working in the Green Room during the last seven CYT productions and recently enjoyed stage managing for a local professional theater. She is excited to combine her passion for teaching kids, with her new love for theater, and a whole lot of Jesus!

Christopher Tortora

Chris Tortora began his career in the entertainment industry as a stuntman for numerous stunt shows at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and was personally hand selected by George Lucas to portray Han Solo for Disney Hollywood Studios. While working stunt shows in Florida, he met Cinderella at Walt Disney World and they were soon married. He has also worked on many television shows like SeaQuest w. Roy Scheider, Mortal Kombat the series and From Earth to the Moon with Tom Hanks and Mark Harmon. Working as a Stuntman, Director and Stunt Coordinator has also allowed him to travel the globe, and in 1999, King Solomon’s Mines, (a stunt show he Stunt Coordinated and Directed), became the #1 Show in Europe. Locally he is known as Marshal Jack in the train stunt show out at Silverwood Theme Park. In addition to writing, casting, directing, stunt coordinating and creating shows for Silverwood, he has also stunt coordinated shows for Christian Youth Theater and local High schools. In 2015, he became a published author (under pen name Jack Castle) with Edge Sci-fi and Fantasy Publishing. His novels have been consistently ranked as the Top 100 Bestselling books on Amazon and are available worldwide in e-book and print. For more information on his books, visit:

Jessica Belisle

Artistic Director
Jessica Belisle is ecstatic to be the new Artistic Director of CYT North Idaho! Jessica is a CYT Spokane Alumna, her love for theater started when she was 8 years old and she saw her first CYT show, Sleeping Beauty. Jessica studied History and Theater at Carroll College in Helena, Montana and has been working with CYT since 2011 as a Production Intern, Intern Artistic Director, HYPE Adviser, Camp Director, Teacher, and Director. Jessica firmly believes that through theater arts education a student can develop greater self-awareness, empathy, discipline, teamwork, focus, passion, joy and confidence. Her goal is to cultivate an environment where every class, every production, every interaction, allows each student passing through CYT’s doors feel, included, uplifted and inspired. She hopes that the vibrant CYT culture will build each student’s skills and provide opportunities for those skills to be grown.

Joie Jockheck

Joie is originally from Pierre, South Dakota. She attended Indiana University, majoring in Elementary Education. She spent one year in “Up With People”, where she traveled throughout the United States and Europe performing a Broadway style musical and conducting community service and school projects within each of the 50+ communities visited. In the show she specialized as a vocalist and primary keyboard player. Once she began teaching, Joie started a middle school drama program in the Harrisburg School District within South Dakota, and went on to become the high school musical director in the Canton, SD School District. She has directed such musicals as: Back to the 80’s, High School Musical Jr, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease. She is currently a 7th grade English and Drama teacher in the Post Falls School District. Her passion is working with kids and helping to create an excitement for the arts! She is thrilled that God has blessed her with the opportunity to teach in such an amazing environment combining her love of kids, drama, and God!

Julie DuPuis

Julie is both the Show & Class Coordinator for CYT North Idaho. She is also on the production team for costumes and helps costume the CYT shows. She has helped costume many CYT and CCT shows including Singin' in the Rain, Newsies, Bye Bye Birdie and more. Julie is currently working on Aspires production of 9 to 5. She has her degree in art and fashion merchandising and is excited to share her love of putting costumes together with the CYT students this session.

Laurel Vanderhoof

Laurel Vanderhoof has been a part of CYT North Idaho for the last 12 years performing in about 20 shows, as well as teacher assisting, and is excited to share her experiences with the new generation of upcoming artists. She is currently working her way into traveling and seeing the world. Her love for the arts and teaching exudes in great amounts. She would love to be teaching primary education in her future. CYT has been her whole life, and Laurel is thrilled and passionate about being a kick starter for some of the next stars of the stage.

Mikala Lindgren

Mikala is thrilled to be directing her first CYT show. She has spent the last few years choreographing for University High school, Lake City Playhouse, Ponderosa Elementary school, and Theater Arts for Children (TAC). Along with the 47 shows she was involved with as an actor, Mikala has had the pleasure of choreographing and/or co-directing shows such as White Christmas, Rock of Ages Jr, Xanadu Jr, Big Fish, Lion King Jr, The Wedding Singer, Christmas Story the Musical, and many more. She hopes to continue her endeavors as a director and choreographer while showing kids and adults alike the love for theater she was once shown.

Paisley DuPuis

Paisley DuPuis is a CYT North Idaho alumni, her first show with CYT dating back to 2008. As well as being involved in CYT Paisley is also a trained dancer and has taken classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap and hip hop and has been teaching dance for the past five years. She recently graduated from North Idaho College with an AA in music. Paisley has loved being involved over the years in many different aspects of CYT including being a CYT camp counselor and choreographer , teaching classes and choreographing for both CYT and CCT productions. She is very excited to be teaching for CYT this session and to be able to be a part of a new generation of CYT students experience in the program.