Current Staff Members:

Angelic Navarro

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 Monte Vista Christian School. 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 and creativity in kids of all ages through quality theater training in the arts..". 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”.

Denise Ahlstrom

Denise is honored to serve CYT Santa Cruz as the Managing Director. 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

Tamara Dunton

Tamara is excited to join the CYT Santa Cruz Staff as the Assistant Managing Director and bookkeeper.

Jennifer McPherson

Jennifer is excited to be joining the CYT staff. Her family has been part of CYT for the last 4 years. Her children have grown in confidence and character through the community and support that can be found at CYT. Jennifer looks forward to serving the people who have embraced her family and made a difference in their lives. Isaiah 43:1