Starlight Theatre is pleased to introduce the two outstanding and experienced teaching artists who will guide children on their Frosty Fun Days’ camp adventures later this month and early next.
“The individuals we’ve selected to lead our winter-break camp are ideal choices,” said Amy Reinert-Price, Starlight’s director of education. “Not only are they highly talented artists, but they really connect with children while sharing their love for performance.”
Ready to take campers ages 6 to 10 on an action-packed journey into the world of musical theatre are:
After previously serving as a teaching assistant at Frosty Fun Days, Courtney is moving up to a teaching artist role. A dancer for the past 20 years, she currently teaches Kids Academy drama and dance classes at Life Time Fitness in Lenexa, Kan. Courtney studied in the Department of Dance at the University of Kansas and spent two seasons on the Rock Chalk Dance Team. While a Rock Chalk dancer, she performed at various NCAA and Big 12 Conference sporting events as well as at halftime of a Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards game at the Sprint Center. Courtney’s relationship with Starlight began 11 years ago when she was a one of the inaugural recipients of the Vincent Legacy Scholarship. Since then, she has performed in numerous Starlight galas and shared her love for the theatre by teaching Master Classes and working as a teaching assistant for Frosty Fun Days and Spring Break Camp and as the music and movement teaching artist and choreographer for Act Like An Animal Camp and Camp Take-a-Bow.
Katie returns for her second year as a teaching artist at Frosty Fun Days. She also has served as the music and movement teaching artist and choreographer at Starlight’s Spring Break Camp. Katie’s involvement at Starlight began as a member of the Starlight STARS of Tomorrow youth performance troupe in 2009 and 2010. She also performed as a member of the Blue Star All-Star Chorus in 2011 in Starlight’s productions of Cinderella and Xanadu. During her years at Kearney High School, she participated in multiple productions and was awarded the 2011 Blue Star Award for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role for her portrayal of Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie. Katie is a member of the Live Entertainment team at Worlds of Fun, serving as an area supervisor, as well as coordinator and choreographer for the PEANUTS™ character shows. She also works as a choreographer for several area high schools. Katie received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a theatre minor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Registration is still open for Frosty Fun Days, Starlight’s interactive musical theatre camp for children ages 6 to 10.
Kids stay active, have fun and use their imaginations as they learn performance skills! Activities include theatre games, storytelling, music, movement and dance. Campers even create props to use in a live theatre performance for their new friends at each day’s Shivery Showoff.
Frosty Fun Days will be held indoors at Starlight on Wednesday, Dec. 28, Thursday, Dec. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 3. Camp meets from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Program content varies each day, so campers may attend one, two or all three days.
Frosty Fun Days costs just $45 per day, and Before and After Care are available for an additional fee.
Click to learn more or register now. (Don’t delay because camp size is limited to 30 campers per day!)