I’m a mom of 6 kids and a grandma of 2! My youngest two kids enjoy participating in CYT classes and shows. I am certified to teach theatre for elementary through high school in Texas and have loved performing and directing in high school, college, and communities I have lived in. I love guiding CYT students in developing their talent and passion for theatre with Christian values at the forefront.
Howdy! I love all things music from performing to the production side. I've been in musical productions from elementary to Atascocita High School along with being in tech production since I was 12. I've also been on church worship staffs as a worship leader and production director and have been involved in large scale church productions. I love being a part of this amazing CYT family. There's no other theater company like it!
I have been a part of CYT since 2010 when my daughter joined this wonderful organization. She is now all grown up with kids of her own and I'm so happy to still be with CYT! I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music in Therapy from Sam Houston State University and I LOVE to sing! During the past 10 years I have been honored to serve at CYT in the capacity of Costumer, Teacher, Director, Vocal Director, Tour Group Director, Show Coordinator, and CYT@school Coordinator. I'm so blessed that God has given me the opportunity to work with so many talented individuals and to share His love with others through CYT!
Hi! I'm Emily, I'm 20 years old and I've been with CYT since I was 8 years old. I've been in over 37 shows and have been dancing for 6 years. I studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop at TADA; and have worked professionally downtown with 'artFACTORY Houston'. I'm so excited and thankful to be able to share the joy that CYT gifted me when I was younger! Treat People with Kindess!
I love all things dance, but my favorite is tap and ballet. I trained with many dance studios in Louisiana while growing up, and was on pointe by the early age of 9. I was captain of my high school dance line and was on our college dance line at Northwestern State University. I have been a dance instructor for many years. One of the most rewarding parts of being a dance teacher is watching a student go through the process from frustration to delight in learning a new skill. I also hold a certificate in Rhythm Works Integrative Dance that allows me to teach dance skills to children and adults with developmental disabilities. I love to vacation in the mountains of Colorado, and spend time with family. A fun fact about me is that I carried the Olympic torch in 1984 on horseback.
Hey there, I am thrilled to be teaching with CYT this session! I have been a student at CYT for over 10 years and have performed in 20 CYT shows, as well as other productions. I feel extremely blessed to now have the opportunity to teach for such an incredible organization. I have had years of experience in dance, voice, characterization, and costuming. All of these things have helped me build a sturdy skill set in musical theatre.
Lisa’s love for singing and musical theater began at a very early age. She was born into a musical family and has never met a stage she didn’t like! Some of her favorite roles include Amaryllis (Music Man), Brigitta (Sound of Music), Sarah (Guys and Dolls), Mrs. Potts (Beauty & the Beast), and Dolly Levi (Hello, Dolly!). In college, Lisa became a member of the Alpha Psi Omega National Theater Honor Society and received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Musical Theater during her senior year. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and has been blessed with numerous opportunities throughout the years to combine her passions for music and teaching. Lisa has been both an assistant director, and a director for children’s, youth, and adult choirs, as well as for many children’s musicals. She was the Middle School Choir Director at The Woodlands Christian Academy and is currently the Elementary Music Teacher at Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy. Lisa and her family have lived in the United Kingdom, Angola (Africa), and the United Arab Emirates, and in each of those places she has had the opportunity to be the vocal director for high school productions such as Oliver! and Into the Woods, an assistant choir director (Elmbridge Community Choir), and an elementary music teacher. Last fall, Lisa taught a CYT class in ventriloquism and puppetry, and she’s thrilled to have another opportunity to work with some of her favorite people on the planet--CYT students!
Liz Curtin graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Theatre Arts and Secondary Education. Liz has performed in various roles in professional and community theatre in NYC, London and Houston, as well as work in commercials and voice overs. Ms Curtin began her teaching career at Jersey village high school, and has taught English and theatre at Cy Falls high school, Tomball High School, and St Anthony of Padua Catholic School. “My greatest joy is watching my students bloom into confident and passionate performers. In my experience, the kids who fear the spotlight the most are the ones who bask in the pure joy of the it once we work to conquer that fear!”
Stephen has a B.A. in Music from U.T. Austin with an emphasis on Vocal Performance. He has trained in acting and voice at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, TASIS - England, and the Austrian-American Mozart Academy near Salzburg, Austria. He has performed in operas, operettas, musicals, oratorios, and choirs in the U.S. and abroad. He has appeared in every CCT Houston with roles as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof,” Pulitzer in "Newsies,” Pharaoh in “Joseph ATATDC” and Cogsworth in "Beauty and the Beast." He has also appeared as Judas in The Player's "Godspell". Stephen serves on the Board of CYT and can usually be found running lights during CYT show weeks. Stephen was Cubmaster for Pack 1947, has trained civilians and law enforcement, and has regularly taught adult Sunday School classes. Stephen is proud husband to Ashlie, dad to Maddie, Travis, and Elise and is an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County.
Veronica is a Choir Teacher in Klein ISD, Graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, originally from Long Island, New York and lover of musical theater! Veronica was recently the vocal director for CYT Houston's production of Les Miserables: School Edition and is looking forward to another great season teaching classes for CYT Houston.