Each Wednesday Bryan students will explore performing arts through acting, singing and dancing. Visual and performing arts reinforce literacy, speaking and listening. They provide natural opportunities for students to communicate, collaborate, create and critically think.
Showcase - A short performance to share some of what they've learned will be held on the last day.
All students in grades 1-5 are welcome. An Actors Book which includes scripts, projects, and games, a t-shirt, and 1 ticket to a CYT North Idaho Main-Stage production at the Kroc Center will be provided to your student. There are a limited number of spots available. Please let us know if your student has any special needs so we can be prepared to help meet them.
Bonnie has a Degree in Vocal Performance and Communication. As a Vocal Performer her most memorable performance was by far her two trips to Carnegie Hall. Bonnie has acted for over 17 years in many community theater company's including Magenta Community Theater in Vancouver WA, Grace Community in Houston TX, CCT, Coeur d' Alene. She has over 20 years of dance; her favorite form of dance is Hip Hop, and Ballroom. She has also worked with children in many capacities including teaching, directing, and coaching. Her love for the Lord and kids is why she is here. "God gave us these talents, let's use them for His Glory. It's all His stage."
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.
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.
Erin Allsup is a CYTNI alumni. She was introduced to this organization back in 2011 and performed in over a dozen shows. Behind the scenes, Erin studied various styles of dance at Northern Dance Academy. Under the direction of Nicola Hanson, she learned tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, etc. Dance has always been a passion for Erin. She loves having the opportunity to teach others. She hopes to eventually go on to choreograph shows on the big stage.
If is auditioning, at least 1 guardian must sign up for a Production Team. Please select your preferred choice, however your Production Team is subject to change. You can find more information on Production Teams here.
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