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 a year and a half ago 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. Tim has spent over 30 years, leading, coaching, and mentoring individuals, and teams in the area of sales and business management.
Rebecca is an art and stage craft teacher at Summit Christian Academy. She has been working with Julie Novak for the last 6 years designing and making props and sets for numerous shows. She also works with other local schools and theater companies on their productions. Her greatest desire though, is to speak life into children's lives. She feels blessed to be able to work with kids AND create unique things on a daily basis.