Welcome to a fun-filled in-person Spring Session! We are pleased to offer a 10 week session once again with more  creative content taught by some of our favorite and professional teachers. Come and join us for a wonderful experience.  CYT SC is BACK!

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Jack's Epic Teen Show Choir of Awesomeness (12-18) 12-18 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
Jack's Epic Youth Show Choir of Awesome (8-13) 8-13 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
New Hope Community Church Tue 4:30pm - 6:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
Our Gang: Once On This Island Jr. (4-7) 4-8 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
ReGeneration Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
Teen Acting: Friendship (12-18) 12-18 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
ReGeneration Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
Teen Dance with Michelle (12-18) 12-18 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
Agape Dance Studio Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
Theatrical Hair and Makeup (8-18) 8-18 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
ReGeneration Church Thu 4:30pm - 6:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
Youth Dance: Encanto (8-13) 8-13 Santa Cruz
(Spring 2022)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:30pm - 8:30pm Feb 08 Apr 07
COVID 19 Information

We have missed your wonderful faces! We are excited to be together in person for Spring under the current Day Camps guidance. Because we are an after-school enrichment program and not an accredited school nor a licensed child-care facility there is no specific guidance that fits our program precisely. Therefore, we have been advised to follow the Day Camps Guidance.  

In response to the latest guidelines we are adding testing to our safety protocols of temperature checks, masks, sanitizing and physical distancing.

We have designed our Spring session to have large classrooms, outdoor areas, and/or larger spaces to allow more room for physical distancing, we require masks (unless you are exempt per CDPH guidelines), enhanced cleaning and sanitation measures, among other modifications designed with your safety in mind. 

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!

How to Register

Set up a Family Account before you register for classes:
  1. Click on the "person" icon at top right corner of our website (to right of "DONATE" on any page).
  2. Click on "NEW ACCOUNT" in the pop up window.
  3. Fill out the information required, with the parent's info first.
  4. To add a child to the account, click on the +Family Member button.
If you are already have a Family Account, then (while logged in) follow these steps:
  1. Go to the "Classes" page
  2. First select your "Student's Age"
  3. Click on the Class Name of your choice
  4. Click on the "Register Now" button
  5. Select the family member that will be in the class
  6. You will now have an option to sign up for audition times. Auditions are not required.
  7. If you don't sign up now, you will have that option later in your family account

Current Teachers:

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 10 years of Theater experience. Angelic is also a mother of 3, the dance and theater teacher at Monte Vista Christian School. 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.


Jack Wilkins

Jack Wilkins is an award winning tenor born and raised in Watsonville, CA. He attended the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB, receiving a bachelors degree, with honors, in vocal performance. Jack is a working musician, performing frequently. 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.


Michelle Bjorkman

Michelle is excited to be joining the CYT family as an instructor, having graduated with honors from SJSU with a B.A. in Child Development, and a concentration in theater and dance. During her 30+ years in the arts, she has worked with performers of all ages, directing and choreographing dozens of productions in professional, children's, community, and educational theater environments. She has served the Christian community as an elementary school teacher and is now currently homeschooling her own four children. Michelle has also worked locally as a dance company manager and class instructor, specializing in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Modern, and Zumba dance fitness. Each summer, she looks forward to the highlight of leading weekly dance parties for the Mount Hermon Family Camps.


Mikey Bruce

Mikey Bruce was raised in Quincy, California, but also frequently visited the Santa Cruz area growing up and eventually moved to Scotts Valley in 2016. During his senior year of high school, he spontaneously auditioned for the Spring production of "Guys and Dolls" scoring the main role of Nathan Detroit. During that production, members of CYT encouraged him to audition for their shows. Starting that summer, Mikey performed "Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Seussical". and "Cinderella". After his last show, Mikey stayed involved in acting though improv at Cabrillo college and teaching the Our Gang class for Tuck Everlasting. With the theatre world starting up again, he is stoked to share his excitement and passion about musical theatre!


Mindy Brown

Mindy grew up in the Bay Area participating in choir and school plays. She and her family moved to Santa Cruz in 2014 and then up into the forest Ben Lomond in 2019. Mindy has worked as a preschool teacher, outdoor school naturalist, after-school recreation leader, and studied child psychology and development as an under and post-graduate student. She loves to help children discover their God-given gifts, spend time in nature and is a life-long learner. Mindy has chaired CYT’s Hair and Makeup team since 2018 as a parent. She loves being involved with CYT and is excited to share her Hair and Makeup talents with our up-and-coming young actors! She began honing her hair and makeup skills at age 8-11 herself and went on to do wedding hair and makeup professionally for a few years. She knows how to take the mystery out of hairstyling and bring clarity and finesse to theater makeup application!


Monika Hash

Monika is back in the Santa Cruz area and happy to teach the Teen Acting Workshop! Having recently graduated from Whitworth University with degrees in theatre and writing, she loves acting, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, poetry, and loves to see the way they all come together through theatre. Monika grew up with CYT Santa Cruz and is very excited to be back!