Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Bollywood Lyrical: Dance II 12-18 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18
Fairytales of Broadway: Vocal I 8-18 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18
Fairytales Untold: Acting I Through Mime 7-11 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18
I'm Still Standing: Dance I 8-11 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18
Mus. Theater I: A Once Upon a Time Adventure 6-9 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18
Mus. Theater II: The Greatest Showman, An American Legend 10-18 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18
Production Crew 12-18 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Fri 4:30pm - 8:30pm Sep 10 Nov 21
The Hobbit: Acting II 12-18 Portland
(Fall 2021)
Northwest Christian Church - Tigard Campus Thu 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sep 09 Nov 18

Current Teachers:

Ellie Hartman

Ellie Hartman is a local musician and educator. As a recent music graduate, Ellie loves learning and is always excited to share her findings with her classes and private students. She's taught for 6 years in choirs, summer camps/classes, and schools. She is also constantly performing and loves to share the joy and community of music with her audiences. Ellie has enjoyed theatre since childhood and is thrilled to be a part of CYT.


Heather Peloquin

As a daughter of a music teacher, I’ve always loved music. I began singing in church choir as an adolescent. I quickly developed a deep love for musical theater and choral music and began performing in theater productions at age 13. I sang with choirs at church, in the Chamber Singers in High School, and eventually University choir before returning to church choirs as an adult. I am an elementary school teacher and have directed youth choirs at churches. I look forward to sharing my love of singing with a new class!


Lisa Allison

Lisa has been dancing and preforming since she was very young. She received a BA in theatre performance and theatre administration from Whitworth University. She has studied numerous styles of dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, swing, ballroom, and latin. Since graduating, she has been active working with professional and community theatres in the Portland and Salem area stage managing and choreographing. She believes we were all made with the ability to dance, and with a little practice and instruction, we can create something very beautiful through movement. For Lisa, dance is a joyful expression of the soul, and she is excited to share that joy with others. When not working on a production, she enjoys going on adventures with her husband, Kyle, and their children Alexandra, Marcus, and Jinora.


Sandy Shaner

Sandy Shaner has been involved with the performing arts for 40 years. She studied both Dance and Early Childhood education at PSU, in addition to her training through multiple dance academies, including The Portland Dance and Northwest Dance Academies. Sandy has been an instructor of both drama and dance and is currently in her 21st year at Lake Oswego Academy of Dance. She also enjoys choreographing musical productions for schools in Portland, but most of all she loves being a part of the CYT family, where her dance background and her love of Jesus come together.


Segie VanWetten

Segie VanWetten has enjoyed being part of CYT since the age of 13. She leveled up to become an alumni in the Fall of 2017 and shortly after became one of CYT's favorite teachers. She has taught Our Gang, jazz, hip-hop dance, has participated on numerous Artistic Teams, Camps, Tech Teams, Stage Management, and has taken on the role of CYT@ School Coordinator. Her love of hair and makeup has allowed her to design for almost every CYT show for the past 8 years. She is currently attending Phagan's School of Hair Design and works for Well and Good Coffee Shop. Her creative, kind, and loving spirit allows her to connect with students, parents, staff, and teachers alike. In her free time Segie enjoys searching Pinterest for makeup and hair design ideas, doodling, and spending time with her family.


Sta'Cee Godard

For Sta'Cee it all began with a small part in a church play as a young kid, and slowly developed into a true excitement for drama and theater. Since then Sta'Cee has had the opportunity to be on the stage and behind the scenes in numerous productions. But her favorite roles in life include being a wife to her husband and mother to her 4 precious kids. She has worked with youth of all ages in church ministry for 25 years and has found that no matter the age group; drama and role playing have served as incredible tools for teaching. She truly delights in helping kids experience and understand God's love in such a fun and creative way.


Suz Ruddock

Susan Ruddock began dancing at age 16, taking an Interpretive Dance class from Sr. Jeanine Therese. She found her passion & escalated her talent by taking thousands of diverse dance classes: modern, ballet, tap, jazz & musical theatre. Tap dancing so fascinated her that she dedicated 35 years to The Skylark Tappers dance company, retiring in Dec 2018. In 2010, Suz was chosen as a local Rockette to open the Radio City Rockettes’ show in Portland. Over the years, Suz honed her tap skills by interacting with taps masters Cholly Atkins, Brenda Buffalino, Honi Coles, Linda Sohl-Elison, Fred Strickler, Portland’s own Terry Brock & countless other tap masters. Suz enjoys engaging in theatre as an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer or assistant director with over 40 shows to her credit. A recent venture was choreographing Disney’s The Lion King for Kids.


“Love art in yourself, not yourself in art.”
 


Konstantin Stanislavski ​​​​​​​

Curriculum

CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence, and make friends!

There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. Please note these classes vary per session. Check the Classes page to see what’s available now!

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!

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.
CYT is pleased to offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in our programs. Click below for our scholarship application.