Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
CCT Choir: Hunchback of Norte Dame 16-79 Santa Cruz
(Winter 2019)
Christian Life Center Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Jan 08 Mar 21
Our Gang: Santa Cruz Mary Poppins Returns 5-8 Santa Cruz
(Winter 2019)
Christian Life Center Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Jan 08 Mar 21

I truly believe that God sent me to CYT as a kind of a Guardian Angel to help me with my task of overcoming anxiety.

Katie G., CYT Student


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.


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:

Jack Wilkins

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.

Laurel LeBaron

Laurel has been involved in many capacities with CYT Santa Cruz. From Public Relations, Greenroom Mom, Special Activities to the Show Area Coordinator for Little Mermaid and our Summer Camps, Laurel has been an active member of the CYT family for years. Laurel has four grown children and her three children from her “Second Act” of motherhood are all involved in CYT classes, shows, Improv Team and Camp Counseling. Laurel’s background includes Elementary Ministries Director at Twin Lakes Church for 8 years and 15 years of Corporate Leadership Training and Development. Laurel is dedicated to sharing God’s love and grace with youth through Christian Youth Theater.