Haley Gadbery graduated from Grand Canyon University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and minored in Dance Education. Haley is originally from Phoenix, but grew up in North Carolina where she received the foundation of her dance and theatre education. She is trained in ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and tap and has had the privilege to attend The University of North Carolina School of the Arts’ festival of dance to study under master teachers, and travel to New York City to take master classes at Broadway Dance Center. Haley has been teaching dance for 10 years, has 2 years of experience managing fine arts programs, and has served as the choreographer for over 20 dance and musical theatre productions. Haley is passionate about the performing arts and mission of CYT, and is excited to join the staff as Managing Director.
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 becoming Artistic Director. She has three children with her husband of over 20 years and the whole family is involved in CYT. She has a BFA in graphic design and professional experience in both 2-D and 3-D design. 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.
Isaac Wesley Wilson was born and raised in Arizona where he began his dance and performance training. He joined a performance and education-based group in California called The Young Americans where he had the opportunity to work with troubled youth, perform with Tony Award Winning stars, and take part in a teaching and performing tour in Germany. He has been performing professionally for years in the Phoenix area as well as nationally. He loves the performing arts, and is excited to be working with the great kids at CYT!
Dexter Tuten is a CYT alumnus, having participated in CYT classes and shows while in High School, and has worked as Stage Manager for many CYT Phoenix main-stage productions. He has also served as a substitute musical theater teacher. Dexter is now on staff at CYT Phoenix as Show Coordinator and continues to serve as Stage Manager and Teacher.