Brian Miller – Instructor: The Art of Comedy
Brian Miller currently attends the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center, and will be “graduating” on April Fool’s Day. You may have seen him performing at California’s Great America, where he also writes and directs. He has a BA in Theatre from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and he also works at San Jose Stage Company and Peninsula Youth Theatre. Currently, he is performing in The Speakeasy, an immersive theatre production in San Francisco.
Zoey Lytle – Instructor: 5-6-7-8!
Zoey Lytle has passionately pursued the performing arts ever since she saw a performance of The Sound of Music at the age of four and left the theatre saying “I want to be on a stage like that someday!” She has been acting, singing, and dancing consistently ever since. Zoey acts for both the stage and the screen and has studied voice for years, but is most dedicated to the art of dance. She has explored most dance styles but specializes in jazz, tap, and modern. Zoey has performed both professionally and recreationally in numerous plays and other performances as well as choreographing many musicals. She is currently attending San Jose State University as a BFA in dance. In her copious amounts of free time (aka none) she likes to play guitar and piano, write songs and short stories, and lip sync to Love on Top.
Heather Stokes – Instructor: Sing Out!
Heather Stokes relocated to the Bay Area from the “Big Apple” and has since opened her own voice and musical theatre studio. She has been teaching and directing for over 20 years. Heather has been a resident director for CMTSJ and LGYT for many years as well as directing for several Bay Area Schools throughout area. Heather has also enjoyed an extensive acting career. Heather made her Broadway debut in the original cast of “Tommy Tunes revival of GREASE!” as her favorite pink lady, JAN! Her other credits include: several National Tours as well as the Off-Broadway production of Pretty Faces, where she originated the role of Patricia. Television credits include: The Tony Awards, Miss America Pageant, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and a national commercial for Cybergenic’s. Heathers most recent and favorite role to date was in the Retro Dome’s Premiere Production of “Thanks for Playing the Game Show Show” as Betty!
Ian Leonard – Instructor: Hello, My Name Is…
Ian Leonard is a local actor, director, and teacher. He has loved his time here at Los Altos Stage Company, whether teaching summer camp, working with young (or slightly older than young) actors in 2014’s The Wizard of Oz, or directing LASC’s Bat Boy. He played Rolf on the International Tour of The Sound of Music. In Legally Blonde (Diablo Theatre Company), he played Emmett opposite Broadway’s Bailey Hanks, the winner of MTV’s Legally Blonde: The Search for Elle Woods. Mr. Leonard appeared in the World Premiere of Fly By Night (Harold McClam) at TheatreWorks, where he’s also played roles in [title of show], A Christmas Memory, Dessa Rose, and more. He recently played Rev. John Witherspoon in 1776 at American Conservatory Theatre, staged by Tony Award-winning director, Frank Galati. He’s appeared locally at San Jose Repertory Theatre, AMTSJ, Symphony Silicon Valley, Cabrillo Stage, and 42nd Street Moon.
Charles McKeithan – Instructor: To Arms!
Charles McKeithan has been working in the bay area theater scene for over 20 years now covering the gambit of stage acting and set building to direction and production. Within that realm, he has had the pleasure of working as a combat Choreographer with all age levels and experience. His work with Starting Arts, Children’s Musical Theater, and Period Events and Entertainment has given him a great deal of joy and satisfaction working with children and adults alike. The fun of swords and staffs and fists and daggers brings out the best in us all and doing it safely makes the magic that much more magical.