Meet Your CYT Online Teaching Artists!

Meet your CYT Online Teaching Artists, read their bio, and find out who is teaching which course this session!

Aaron Corbeil

Aaron has been a part of CYT for many years as a Student, Teaching Artist and Artistic Team.  He is looking forward to teaching in this new Online platform.

Script Analysis: Peter and the Starcatcher 
This class will explain the fundamental techniques of script analysis. Focus will be on understanding and interpreting methods used by industry professionals in acting, directing, and design, as well as critical and social analysis. In short, how to translate words into action!  This class will be Pre-Recorded and posted each week on Mondays.

Becky Cherlin Baird

Becky has been involved in Professional Theater all of her life...and it started right here at CYT!  She has a heart for teaching students of ALL ages and loves to see their character grow on and off the stage.

Mini Musicals
Join Becky as she teaches songs and choreography to some of your favorite songs!  This is a Pre-Recorded class with Lessons being added each week on Mondays.

Cara Filley

Cara Filley has grown up at CYT and is an incredible Teacher and Choreographer!  She is excited to offer pre-recorded dance techniques that you can watch over an over again to perfect!

Tap: Learning an Intermediate warm up to Hamilton's "My Shot".  This is a 5 week Pre-Recorded Lesson with videos being released on Mondays. (Part 1: May 4th, Part 2: May 11th, Part 3: May 18th, Part 4: May 25th, Part 5: June 1st)

Emma Filley

Emma is finishing her Senior Year as a CYT Student.  She has been studying ASL (American Sign Language) and wants to teach how you too can connect to the Deaf Community through Musical Theater.

Basics of American Sign Language: This is a Pre-Recorded, 3 week course. It includes the 5 Parameters of ASL, The ABC's, Expressions, Acting in ASL and a song performed in ASL.

Liz Norling

Liz has taught for many years and just recently joined the CYT family!  We are so excited to have her join us for our Online session!

* Beginning Puppetry
Learn how to create different puppets as well as skills to create stories and characters.  This is a 5 week Pre-Recorded Course.

Maria Saradpon

Maria is a CYT Wiggles teacher who loves sharing the magic and joy of theater to eager young learners! Have your little ones (ages 4-7) join her for one or both of these fun, weekly courses! New Pre-Recorded classes will post every Monday at 9am from March 30th through June 1st.

* Disney Junior
Get movin' and groovin' with your favorite Disney Junior characters! Each class will provide an in-depth look at a Disney Junior show with a trivia game, choreography, and a craft or drawing tutorial. Featured shows include Vampirina, Puppy Dog Pals, Sophia the First, PJ Masks, Doc McStuffins, Sherif Callie, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and more!

Nancy Casey

Nancy has been involved with CCT/CYT since the beginning, in 1980. She teaches MainStage classes as well as music directing and accompanying MainStage shows. Her shows usually include a live orchestra which she conducts, most often from her keyboard bench.  She is excited to offer some classes to help students grow in their musical theater skills.

Disney Magic (geared toward 6 - 8 year olds)
This will be a Pre-Recorded 10 week class. Each week she will teach 1-2 songs from a different Disney Classic, providing a piano track to use at home, for practice. 

Audition Prep for Beginners and Intermediates
This Pre-Recorded video will provide guidance on many levels such as: choosing the right song for your voice and the show you are auditioning for, choosing the right key/range for your voice and choosing the right part of the song to do for a 1 minute audition.  Nancy will select  a song or two each week, to teach and present as options for your audition.

Nancy Ross

Nancy has been teaching for CYT MainStage and we are excited to have here join us as an Online Teaching Artist. 

Advanced Tap: This is a 4 week Pre-Recorded course released on Monday's

Ryan Tafolla

Ryan has been a part of the CYT community for many years as a Student, Teacher, Improv Coach and Artistic Team member.  He has a love for music both in front of an audience and behind the scenes.  He is very excited to be teaching Online in both a Pre-Recorded and LIVE capacity.

Musical Improv (Pre-Recorded Monday)

Sound Design (Pre-Recorded Monday)

Taylor Fox

Taylor grew up in CYT and now teaches for MainStage courses and CYT@school, as well as Musical Directs MainStage shows! She studied Military History and Vocal Performance in her Undergraduate Degree, holds a Master of Education in Curriculum Design, and is currently working on her Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction. Taylor has a passion for all areas of theater and is ready to teach your students, VIRTUALLY!

Introduction to Sight Singing & Music Theory: This is a 10 week Pre-Recorded course offered each week on Monday.

Tyler Tafolla

Tyler grew up in CYT as a student and now teaches and Directs as well.  He wants to provide you as many tools and techniques as he can and will be offering a pre-recorded tutorial on the following topic:

Garage Band: How to edit your Audition Track
A pre-recorded tutorial on how to use Garageband and how to edit and create your own Audition Track. 
Released May 18th.