Elise has been all over the country spreading her love of the arts. She’s been nominated for her performance, directing and designs across the Valley. After getting her MFA in Acting from the University of Florida, she started building theatre programs at schools in NYC and working Off Broadway. Here in the Valley she’s been using directing as a tool to pour into the next generation of artists. She’s worked at all across Phoenix at different theaters and schools as a director, actress, teaching artist and wig designer. She’d like to thank the Lord and her amazing husband for supporting her in this pursuit.
Haley has been a staff member and teaching artist for CYT Phoenix since 2016. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from Grand Canyon University and currently works for the University as a Student Services Manager. In addition to many performance credits, Haley has been teaching dance for over a decade and has served as the choreographer for over 25 dance and musical theater productions. She has a passion for the arts, CYT's mission and the impact it has on the community, and is so excited to serve the organization on staff.
Elizabeth has a deep passion for Theatre Arts and is proud to be a part of CYT Phoenix. She has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Theatre Education and taught in the public schools for many years before leaving the profession in 2010 to be a full-time mom. Elizabeth has worked professionally as a stage manager, prop master, set designer, and lighting designer. Since joining CYT, she has become a two time Zoni-nominated lighting designer and rediscovered her love of teaching students all aspects of theatre production. Elizabeth has two beautiful daughters and has been married to her husband for 13 years. She is a homeschool mom, and loves to quilt and tend to her rosebushes.
Stephanie has been with CYT Phoenix since 2010 when her children became involved in the program. Over the next seven seasons she worked on almost every facet of the program–from publicity and marketing to backstage and production design before serving as Artistic Director for six years. She has a BFA in graphic design and is a Zoni nominee for Set Design and Artistic Specialization. As a CYT Mom, she has a heart for the families that are the center of everything CYT does. As an artist, she has a passion for excellence in all of CYT Phoenix's creative endeavors.