Registration is now open for our Summer Showcase workshops!
Each workshop runs for one week. The dates are:
Week 1: Mon Jul 2 – Fri Jul 6 *limited spaces available*
Week 2: Mon Jul 6 – Fri Jul 13 *FULLY BOOKED*
Week 3: Mon Jul 16 – Fri Jul 20 *limited spaces available*
Week 4: Mon Jul 23 – Fri Jul 27 *limited spaces available*
When: The first 4 weeks of July, Mon through Fri, 9:00 – 12:30
Where: Mark R Isfeld Secondary
Who: children ages 6-12 who are interested in musical theatre. No experience necessary.
What: a week-long crash course in musical theatre! Students will play theatre sports games, do scene work, and put together a song and dance number for their finale performance at the end of class on Friday.
How much: $100 per student per week
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name and age of the student, your contact information, and which week you’d like to register for. These classes fill up quickly each year, so don’t wait!
Born and raised in the Comox Valley, Chai Sullivan uses music, dance and theatre as her creative outlet. Chai began her training taking dance classes with Brian Kruse in 2008. In 2012, Chai took a break from dance to figure skate competitively. Since her return in 2014, she has been a full-time member of the Vireo Stageteam, taking senior classes in every dance style. Chai’s specialty is musical theatre. Knowing the cast & musical scores of most Broadway shows like the back of her hand, she has been acting, dancing and singing with Rainbow Youth Theatre since 2009, as well as any other school and community productions she could get her hands on. Chai will soon be a graduate of G.P. Vanier Secondary and hopes to make a career of acting in musicals alongside teaching and directing. Her teaching career began in 2016, instructing hop hop lessons for ages 3 to 13. Chai has discovered her love of choreographing and is excited to be instructing in her favourite style this summer!
Ella Klobchar was born in Vancouver and moved to the Comox Valley when she was only six years old. Not even a year later, she was introduced to the performing arts and started doing tap classes with Pantuso Dance, and though she was very shy as a kid, she fell in love with the arts. It didn’t take long for her to grow as a dancer, and she started studying other styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, modern, lyrical and many others. When she was 12 years old she was introduced to the world of musicals and plays. It was soon after that she started to come out of her shell even more and become more and more active in the theatre community. Since then, she has been a part of over 25 productions, on stage and off. Some of her most recent productions include Seussical the Musical as Gertrude McFuzz, All Shook Up! as Natalie Haller, and Heathers: the Musical as Heather Chandler.
This is Ella’s second year as a Summer Showcase instructor and she could not be more excited! She has just graduated grade 12 from Mark R. Isfeld Secondary with her double Dogwood, and will be pursuing a career in elementary education starting next fall. Though she is not planning on doing theatre professionally, she will always be part of the community and be thankful for the art itself. “Without performing arts, I would not be the person I am today,” she says. “It helped me to grow so much as a person and helped me to come out of my shell and overcome all the anxiety I had as a child. I have met so many incredible people and learned so many valuable life lessons over the years.” She is especially thankful for all her teachers, directors, coaches and friends for the help they’ve given her, and for being able to have been a part of Rainbow Youth Theatre all these years.