Welcome to CYT Online!

CYT Online Summer 2020 is a way to experience CYT Classes virtually during this unprecedented time.  We’re excited to bring you this unique opportunity to learn more about theater arts and building character, from the comfort of your own home!

Our "Jump into" Themed Online Summer Session will take place each week for four weeks during the month of June. There are many types of classes to choose from. Students will have access to CYT Portland/Vancouver's amazing teachers, continue their theater training, and see friends to reconnect.  We encourage all of you to take advantage of this "Jump into" experience and take every class that is right for YOU! 

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Jump into a Murder Mystery 8-18 Portland/Vancouver Online
(Spring 2020)
Online Wed 7:00pm - 8:15pm Jun 03 Jun 24
Jump into Funny! Beginning Improv 8-11 Portland/Vancouver Online
(Spring 2020)
Online Thu 4:00pm - 5:15pm Jun 04 Jun 25
Jump into Funny! Intermediate Improv 12-18 Portland/Vancouver Online
(Spring 2020)
Online Thu 7:00pm - 8:15pm Jun 04 Jun 25
Jump Into Seuss 5-8 Portland/Vancouver Online
(Spring 2020)
Online Mon 4:00pm - 5:00pm Jun 01 Jun 22
Jump on Tik Tok & Line Dancing 8-18 Portland/Vancouver Online
(Spring 2020)
Online Tue 7:00pm - 8:15pm Jun 02 Jun 23

Current Teachers:

Jody Williamson

Jody joyfully homeschools her five children, who she spends many hours singing and dancing with. She has loved musical theater for as long as she can remember. She brings years of teaching experience with her where she taught fine arts and PE & third grade and she also directed summer camps and afterschool programs for the YMCA. She has loved CYT from the first time she experienced her first show and she is excited to be part of the CYT team.

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 Alexandria and Marcus.

Myronie McKee

When not ironing her husband's tube socks Myronie loves to act, direct plays, write them and laugh while people succeed and fail at improv. On her way to having a ball in the theater world she got her Master's in Divinity, took classes at Second City, lived/preached/surfed in Hawaii, pastored in the Silicon Valley, traveled the world and somewhere in there, gave birth to a couple of humans who bring her endless joy (when they're not squabbling). She loves to help kids shine on stage and in life.

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.

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

Konstantin Stanislavski ​​​​​​​

More on CYT Classes

Christian Youth Theater may produce incredible, Broadway-style musical theater, but at our heart we are an educational organization. Our purpose is to help childeren and adults grow in character, discovering their God-given gifts and becoming the best they can be.


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!


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!


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. Once the application is completed, please submit it to mfordice@cytportlandvancouver.org.