Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Advanced Dance: Creating Choreography 13-18 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
High Street Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 06 Nov 13
Improv 101 11-18 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
High Street Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 06 Nov 13
Our Gang: Dr. Seuss on the Loose 5-7 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
High Street Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 06 Nov 13
Sewing for Youth & Teens 8-18 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
High Street Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 06 Nov 13
STOMP for Teens 12-18 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
St. Abraham's Classical Christian Academy - Aptos Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 04 Nov 13
Teen Vocals: Fantastick! Singing 12-18 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
High Street Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 06 Nov 13
Youth Acting: Falling Up 8-13 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
High Street Community Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 06 Nov 13
Youth Drama: Honk! 8-13 Santa Cruz
(Fall 2018)
St. Abraham's Classical Christian Academy - Aptos Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Sep 04 Nov 13

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

Teachers

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.

Showcase

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:

Angela Lopes

Angela has been apart of CYT Santa Cruz since the very beginning back in 2011. She is "CYT Grown" and has been apart of many CYT shows both on and off stage. Most recently she has been working with Cabrillo Stage as part of their backstage crew this summer! Angela has a passion for working with kids and loves how theater helps kids grow through creativity while using their imagination. She is excited to start this next chapter with CYT and hopes you join her for this Dr. Seuss Adventure!


Angelic Navarro

Angelic is delighted to be the Artistic Director of CYT Santa Cruz! She has over 30 years of multi-dance training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Cheerleading, Contemporary/Modern, and Hip Hop and over 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 also Directed, Co-Directed, and choreographed over 10 musicals with All About Theatre. She is honored to be a part of the CYT family.


Bonnie Evans

Graduated from Biola University with a BA in Communications (Theater Arts emphasis) and a minor in Bible. Teacher and director for CYT since 2011. Directed: ALADDIN, JUNGLE BOOK, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, LITTLE MERMAID and four Music Camps. Grew up in theater with starring and supporting roles in: I REMEMBER MAMA, MAME, SKIN OF OUR TEETH (Gladys), OKLAHOMA (Laurie), A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTS DREAM (Hermia), LITTLE WOMEN (Beth) and THE WIZARD OF OZ. Also, very active in ministry at Twin Lakes Church. Married to Steve for over 30 years; two adult sons and a daughter-in-law.


Cheryl Hash

Alumni parent, Costume Designer and Manager who loves CYT Santa Cruz!


Kristen McLaughlin

Kristen McLaughlin earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Plymouth State College. She worked as a professional journalist in both San Diego and Santa Cruz for 16 years. She is a certified KAY yoga teacher and currently teaches physical education at Soquel Elementary School. Kristen is the mother to two daughters who performed in several CYT productions. Kristen has worked as a parent volunteer in set design, audio playback, costume committee and special activities. She is excited to be teaching her first CYT class in drama and acting!


Paul Booth

Paul is an alumni parent of 5 children and board member who loves CYT. Paul is currently retired after a long career in engineering starting with a MSEE from Caltech but also minored in music. His musical background includes concert piano training, worship music leadership, worship band, numerous children ministries from preschool, and puppet ministries to Awana. Paul has toured Europe on numerous occasions as part of chamber choirs to Spain, France, England and Italy including the Vatican. He has participated in church musical theater, senior choir director, and has been a soloist performing music from Handel to Keith Green, weddings and college opera. More recently Paul has assisted in CYT and has been part of Cabrillo Symphony Chorus.


Stephen Pickens

Stephen Pickens first fell in love with theater when he played the role of a guard in CYT Santa Cruz’s second ever production, Aladdin Jr. Over the course of his time with CYT, Stephen participated in over 10 shows and helped represent CYT Santa Cruz twice at CYT’s annual Improvathon competition. Stephen just recently finished his undergraduate degree at Northwest University where he studied Marketing and was a member of the on campus improv team for 3 years. Stephen currently works as a graphic designer in Santa Cruz and could not be more excited to give back to the CYT community.