Angelic is delighted to be the Artistic Director of CYT Santa Cruz! Her first memory was dancing on stage at the age of 4 and she has loved the stage ever since. She has over 30 years of multi-dance training, over 20 years of teaching experience, and 7 years of Theater experience. Angelic is also a mother of 3, a dance instructor, and the dance and theater teacher at Spring Hill School in Santa Cruz. She has written and directed over a dozen original musical productions for the Spring Hill School Community, and directed and choreographed over 10 musicals with All About Theatre. She appreciates CYT for its mission to “developing character in children and adults through training in the arts and by producing wholesome family entertainment”. She believes CYT is a great blend for her love of Musical Theater and her convictions of living out a purposeful Christ-filled life. She hopes to leave a legacy that is sincere and authentic, written on the hearts of those she shares life with. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3 “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts”.
Sarah has been with CYT Santa Cruz since 2013 when she began teaching classes and coaching the Improv Team. Since then, she has taught acting and dance classes for CYT as well as coached 4 years of Improv. She has been involved with 11 productions as stage manager and production manager as well as Directing Elf the Musical, Jr. She currently teaches Kindergarten, Music, and Drama at St. Abraham's Classical Christian Academy where she launched the drama department and directed their premier production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night with 7th-11th graders last year.
Jack Wilkins is an award winning tenor born and raised in Watsonville, CA. He recently finished his undergraduate studies at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, receiving a bachelors degree, with honors, in vocal performance. Jack is a working musician, most recently playing the role of Jenik in the CSULB Opera Institute’s production of The Bartered Bride. Jack has had the privilege of soloing in major productions of Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Great Mass, Weil’s Down in the Valley, and many musical theater productions. Jack also loves to teach, especially young singers. He frequently vocal directs for Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Santa Cruz, as well as with Monte Vista Christian School, and teaches voice privately.
Carol was introduced to CYT in Vancouver, Washington where her daughter participated in CYT with great joy. When her family moved to La Selva Beach in 2008 and she was unable to ﬁnd a CYT in Santa Cruz county, she and her daughter started to pray about bringing CYT to this community. Approximately one year later, God answered her prayers in a huge way by leading her to many others who had a great interest in bringing CYT to Santa Cruz. He has continued to answer prayers, provide support , and conﬁrm that his heart is to bless the kids of the Santa Cruz area with this great program. She is the wife of a very supportive husband and mother of two wonderful kids, and although her background is in nursing, she now is investing her time into CYT as the Chapter Coordinator for classes. Her hobbies are piano, bible study, art, exercise, and spending time with her family. Although she has absolutely no background in theater arts, she loves the creative vibrancy, self confidence, and joy it brings to all involved.
Tamara is excited to join the CYT Santa Cruz Staff as the bookkeeper.
Cheryl is our Fundraiser Chair!
Interim Managing Director. Bobby's CYT journey started with the beginning of his theater journey when he did his first musical ever, Oliver, in 1993 as a student at CYT San Diego (South Bay). He went on to perform with CYT, CCT, The Young Americans, and Disney. He now pastors an organic Christian community and stays involved in the theater scene. He has performed and directed at Cabrillo Stage in Santa Cruz, plays in an Irish band, and helped with choreography/field direction for Super Bowl 50 halftime. He has directed shows and taught classes for CYT Santa Cruz and was the Managing Director early in our development. He has a wife and 3 kiddos and is happy to be filling in/helping carry the load for another season at CYT Santa Cruz.
Denise is honored to serve CYT Santa Cruz as the Chapter Coordinator for Shows. Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, His compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22,23