CYT’s class sessions are designed to offer students performing arts classes at every skill level in drama, voice, and dance.  Along with those classes, specialty theatrical opportunities such as makeup, film, and stage combat classes may also be available during the year. Enrolled students are not required to audition for a show, and may just participate in a class.

Our Fall and Spring Sessions consist of a 10-week session, with weekly classes offered at two locations. Our Winter term consists of stand-alone Master Classes focusing on various aspects of the performing arts. Students are encouraged to try different classes in each session to broaden their performing arts training.  There may also be pre-requisites needed in order to enroll in certain classes.  

Classes for students ages 8-18 are two hours long.  The Our Gang class for students ages 5-7 runs for 90 minutes.  All classes culminate in a showcase performance where each class presents a mini-performance of what they learned over the previous 9 weeks.

**Note on COVID-19: We are thrilled to resume in-person classes and productions, however, we are mindful of the continued spread of COVID-19. In order to mitigate the spread of the virus, we encourage all who are eligible to receive the vaccine and applicable boosters. Regardless of vaccine status, all individuals will be required to wear masks while indoors at class and in rehearsals. In classes, we will also  encourage physical distancing and regular hand sanitizing. If your child displays any symptoms of illness, we ask that your child not attend class or rehearsal.** 

Current Camps:

Camp: Age: Chapter: Location: Start: End:
A Midsummer Summer Camp - Full Day Camp Ages 13-18 13-18 Tucson Arizona Theater Company at Temple of Music and Art Jul 11 Jul 22
A World of Pure Imagination - Full Day Camp Ages 8-13 8-13 Tucson Ina Road Church of Christ Jun 13 Jun 24
A World of Pure Imagination - Half Day Camp Ages 5-8 5-8 Tucson Ina Road Church of Christ Jun 13 Jun 24

Northwest Classes - Start again in August!

Monday Evenings
  • Ages 5 - 7:  6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Ages 8 - 18:  6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ina Road Christ Church 
2425 W. Ina Road 
Tucson, AZ 85741

Site Coordinator: Charlene De Witt 

 

Session Dates

Fall 2022
First Night of Class, Parent Orientation, and          
Mini-Audition Workshop:  Early August 2022
Bring A Friend Night: TBD
Holiday (No Classes):  NONE
Class Showcase:  TBD

Winter 2022
Master Classes Only This Session
Dates TBD
 
Spring 2023
First Night of Class, Parent Orientation, and
Audition Mini-Workshop:
 TBD
Bring A Friend Night:  TBD
Holiday (No Classes): TBD
Class Showcase:  TBD

Central Classes - Start again in August!

Tuesday Evenings
  • Ages 5 - 7:  6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Ages 8-18:  6:00pm to 8:00pm
Christ Church United Methodist (CCUM)
655 N Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85711

Site Coordinator: Lisa Foster 

Session Dates

Fall 2022
First Night of Class & Parent Orientation and
Mini-Audition Workshop:
  Early August 2022
Bring A Friend Night: TBD
Holiday (No Classes):  NONE
Class Showcase:  TBD

Winter 2022
Master Classes Only This Session
TBD

Spring 2023
First Night of Class & Parent Orientation and
Mini-Audition Workshop:
  TBD
Bring A Friend Night: TBD
Holiday (No Classes):  TBD
Class Showcase:  TBD

Financial Assistance

We give consideration for scholarships to help offset the cost of classes and productions for families that meet Title One Full Meal guidelines. Please visit the scholarship page for full details, deadlines for submission, and online application form.

Current Teachers:

Byron Mrowiec

Byron is currently pursuing his MFA in Theatre Design and Production at the University of Arizona. Although Byron works professionally in theatre production, he also loves performing and is always looking for opportunities to act and dance. Originally from Chicago, Byron is a CYT Chicago graduate and is very excited to be involved with CYT Tucson!


Christy Watson

Christy fell in love with theater at an early age and has been involved in it for the past 30 years. Over the years she has been able to share her talents and love of the theater in professional, community and church productions. Christy has worked as a Director, Technical Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Stage Manager as well as an actor and a singer. Christy’s children: Steven (10), Adelaide (8), and husband share her passion for the arts and her family is always there for her while giving her all the love, support and encouragement needed for each show she works on. Christy is excited to continue to work with CYT and to share that love and passion with others.


Daniel Altamirano

Daniel Altamirano- (He/Him/His) BFA Senior Musical Theatre Major at the University of Arizona. Recent Works: Understudy Male Swing at ATC's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley and Henry at SAPAC's Next To Normal.


Deborah Christenson

Debbie is a CYT-Tucson Alumna who was cast in over 20 of their productions. She assisted with several summer camps as a counselor and continues to volunteer alongside her family to assist CTY Tucson in their current shows. This past year, she served as an Education Intern under Jasmine Roth at ATC Teen in Tucson. Through this, she discovered her love of teaching and using theater arts in education. She is currently studying Elementary Education and hopes to get her certification by 2024, followed by a Masters in Special Education with an emphasis on therapy using theater arts. She was CYT Tucson's Goes to the Movies Summer Camp Director in 2021.


Hannah Taylor

Hi! I am so excited to be a part of CYT team! I have years of dance and theater training. I have danced with Dance Force-1, Ballet Arts, and Tanque Verde High School. My dance training has given me many opportunities in theater and in cheerleading. I was a Varsity Cheerleader in high school and continued to cheer in college. I attended Southern Virginia University for three years working on my Liberal Arts degree. I met my husband while attending school in Virginia and we have been together for 7 years. We enjoy performing together and love raising our 3 year old daughter together.


Katie Mason

Katie is a graduate of the CYT program. She's continued involvement with CYT as an Our Gang teacher and choreographer for our recent productions of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "James and the Giant Peach." She has also choreographed musical theater productions, performing arts camps, and show choirs with several schools and organizations. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education.


Michael Laverde

Michael is a current senior in the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program at the University of Arizona, minoring in music composition. As a part of the Arizona Repertory Theatre, Michael’s credits include the Wolf/Steward (INTO THE WOODS) and Company (PIPPIN). He has also performed in concert with Kristin Chenoweth (Tucson Music Hall), and with Hunter Bell and Barrett Foa (L.A. Rockwell Table & Stage). Michael has received the Orange County Cappies Award for Best Choreography in a Play twice, and received the Highest Recognition Award from the MACY Awards. Michael is a certified Actor Combatant by the Society of American Fight Directors. He has served as Fight/Dance Captain (INTO THE WOODS) and Fight Director for the University of Arizona student film I’M JUST TRYING TO HELP.