Registration for Fall 2023 classes is now OPEN! 
Audition and show information will be under the SHOWS tab.

Students are required to be enrolled in a CYT class in order to audition for the season production. 
Classes are 9 weeks and are generally held in the evening from 6pm-8pm unless they are dance classes (5pm-7pm). All classes conclude with a Showcase to show all the skills they have learned!  Showcases are held at Austin Baptist Church

Production rehearsals are held on Saturdays from 9am-3pm for the first 6 weeks and transition to 9am-4pm the last 4 weeks before the show opens.  

See the Shows page for Audition information.


Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Between The Lines: Building Your Character From The Script Up! - Friday (Daytime Homeschool Class) 13-18 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Hope Chapel Fri 9:30am - 11:30am Sep 15 Nov 10
Intro to Voice 7-12 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Bethany United Methodist Church Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 14 Nov 09
Let’s Sing! - Core Voice Friday (Homeschool class) 7-12 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Hope Chapel Fri 9:30am - 11:30am Sep 15 Nov 10
Mini- Nutcracker Ballet 10-16 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Austin Baptist Church Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 11 Nov 13
Much Ado About Musical Theater! 8-14 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Hope Chapel Mon 5:00pm - 7:00pm Sep 11 Nov 13
Musical Theater Dance: The Classics 11-18 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Bethany United Methodist Church Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 14 Nov 09
Next Level Improv: Long Form 13-18 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Bethany United Methodist Church Thu 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 14 Nov 09
Technical Theater: All Things- Behind The Scenes! 13-18 Austin
(Fall 2023)
Austin Baptist Church Mon 6:00pm - 8:00pm Sep 11 Nov 13

CYT’s Triple Threat

Each class will be infused with character development and arts training for each student. Our goal is that every student leaves our classes feeling more confident in who they were created to be as well as their performing arts skills. CYT is recognized for excellence in theater arts training. Our uniqueness, however, goes beyond our programming and instead lies in our dedication to CYT’s Character, Culture, and Craft. These three elements comprise CYT’s Triple Threat.

CYT Character

CYT believes in building character on and off the stage, and that character is rooted in CHRISTIAN values such as love, joy, peace, kindness, perseverance, and dedication. Every instruction is rooted in these values.

CYT Culture

CYT’s culture is one of inclusiveness. We welcome all and remain committed to providing a vibrant and fun atmosphere with our focus on YOUTH. With this commitment comes a promise of providing family-friendly productions that are appropriate for young audiences.

CYT Craft

CYT is committed to providing excellent training in our THEATER craft by staying informed of National VAPA (Visual and Performing Arts) standards. CYT hires qualified Teaching Artists and Artistic Teams who consistently elevate our students’ knowledge of theater arts.

Have Questions?

Don't worry, we have answers! Just follow the link below to read through our Frequently Asked Questions. You can also send an email to and we will get back to you promptly!

Inquiring about scholarships?

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.  Please fill out the form and return it to  Decisions will be made one week prior to class start.

I cannot even begin to describe the impact that CYT has had on my life. There I was, welcomed with open arms, despite all of the flaws I thought made me so undesirable.

Alexandra Gandy, CYT Student

Current Teachers:

Alyson Pirotina

I have been teaching piano and voice since 1999 at my home studio in the Round Rock /Cedar Park area. I specialize in teaching very young children and children with special needs. Over the last ten years I have been involved with teachers all over the world training in Speech Level Singing. I am a Level One certified instructor with Institute for Vocal Advancement (IVA) and a professional vocalist with the National Pastoral Musician (NPM) organization. I have performed in many musicals and theater groups since middle school. I have taught musical theater camps in the summer in addition to working with various homeschool cooperatives in the Austin area. My husband Fred and I own an after-school enrichment program in Northwest Austin. We have one daughter, Bianca, who is studying for her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Texas Tech University.

Carol D'Avila

Carol Feille D’Avila owned and operated The AustinConservatory of Dance/of the Arts in 1991 which began as a neighborhood studio offering classical ballet, coupled with training in jazz, modern, character and tap dance. The program expanded to include a Musical Theatre curriculum in the late 90’s. Carol is also the Executive and Artistic Director of The Austin City Ballet 501©3 for 22 years and is a registered Member of The Royal Academy of Dance. After dancing with the North County Ballet Company in high school in California, under the direction of Victor Moreno of The Ballet Russe, she studied drama and dance at The University of Southern California, and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts Interdisciplinary from the University of California at Irvine. She is a member of the Round Rock Council of the Arts and served as President for 2 years. Carol has had the opportunity to choreograph for the musical GREASE at the Georgetown Palace Theater in the fall of 2021. She is feeling grateful to have had a career in her dream job, and plans to keep going until she can’t!

Cecilia Proeger

Cecilia Proeger grew up in the border town of Laredo, Tx and focused on ballet (thanks mom!), sprinkled with any other activity and dance she could get into. She spent her teenage summers training at Boston Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, and later spent a summer at the Alvin Ailey American Dance School. Although she did not study dance at UT, Ceci spent all of her time in that department. Upon graduating she danced professionally with Andrea Ariel Dance Theater, Spank Dance Company, Sharir+Bustamante Dance Works, and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co. After a 10 year hiatus, including having 3 kids and moving to South Africa for 4 years, she returned to perform in Andrea Ariel’s 30th anniversary show, along with some house concerts here and there. Ceci is thrilled to work with CYT in building up the next generation of performers! Many thanks to the Novaks' investment in Austin theater!

Julie Novak

Julie Novak has been teaching and directing theater in a school and community setting for over 20 years. While teaching at the renowned Valley Christian Conservatory, in San Jose, California, she developed her own theater arts curriculum for students 6-8 grades and a curriculum for students 6-12 grade while teaching and directing at Summit Christian Academy in Austin, Texas. Julie has directed plays, musicals, one acts, musical reviews, competition scenes, concerts and benefit shows too numerous to count! She has been trained in a multitude of acting techniques, such as the Wheeler Recording Method, On Camera Acting, Improvisational Acting, various vocal genres and public speaking. Outside of her teaching career she has worked as an acting coach, speaker, ghostwriter, vocalist and done voice over studio work. Her greatest love is working with young people in the arts and helping them develop confidence and belief in their personal gift set. Julie began CYT Austin In January of 2015 after she felt called to take her passion to speak life and encouragement into young people through the arts, outside the walls of a school and into her community.

Lauren MacLeod

Lauren MacLeod became a student of CYT Austin when it was founded in 2015. Her love of theatre grew while she performed at CYT, and she has since pursued that passion throughout college. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Abilene Christian University in the spring of 2023. She is eager to continue performing, as well as share her love of theatre with the current students of CYT Austin.

Lauren Roberts

Lauren Roberts grew up in Austin, TX where she graduated from Veritas Academy in 2015. While there, she produced and designed lighting for 12 shows including The Music Man, Enemy of the People, Reckless, and Front, which won the TAPPS State One Act title her senior year and she received the Texas State One Act Crew Award. From there, Lauren took technical theater courses at Texas State, interned as a shop tech at Ilios Lighting Design, and eventually moved to Nashville where she successfully ran a lighting design company for two years as production manager, warehouse manager, and assistant to the owner. Returning to Austin, she started freelancing as a lighting designer and systems tech for both theater and live show events. Lauren is currently an Associate Production Director at Gateway Church, overseeing both the Gateway South and Buda campuses. Lauren is excited to work with CYT to both help develop and encourage the next generation of production professionals, and bring a well rounded knowledge of technical theater to all involved!

Staci Bonura

Staci has had a love for the stage since she was 3 years old! Starting as a classically trained dancer she quickly moved into her love of musical theater, performing with Theater Under the Stars through high school. She then went on to further her education at Sam Houston State University where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts. She is currently on the roster of CSz Austin, home of ComedySportz, Austin’s longest running improv show. She is excited to share her knowledge and passion with her students!