Mary Jo earned her BA in Theatre from California State University, Fullerton. Upon graduation, she joined the Walt Disney Company as a performer and worked throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. In addition to her work on stage, she was also involved behind-the-scenes doing production work and auditioning talent for Disney. Mary Jo is a founding member of the

award-winning Friends and Artists Theatre Ensemble in Los Angeles. She has directed multiple productions at The Ellen including Fiddler on the Roof, White Christmas, Oliver!, and Annie, and loves sharing her passion for theatre.  

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Connor graduated from The Boston Conservatory's BFA program with a concentration in Directing and Classical Acting. He currently works as a freelance director and teaching artist in Southern California. As an actor, Connor has worked with numerous companies including Opera North, New Repertory Theatre, and Musical Theatre West. He joined Montana TheatreWorks in their recent production of Damn Yankees, starring as Joe Hardy. 

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Annabella earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from the renowned Boston Conservatory. Her professional work includes performances at American Repertory Theater in Boston, and multiple musicals at Theatre By the Sea in Rhode Island. Annabella studied classical piano, voice, and ballet from the age of three, and enjoys sharing her passion for the arts with students of all ages.  



Malia is a professional dancer and choreographer. At 17, she moved to New York City to study at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, and received additional training with the Bolshoi Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance. After spending several years dancing professionally in Chicago, Malia is currently spending time in her hometown and sharing her passion for dance with the community.



Mark is a professional actor, director, and filmmaker with many years of experience. He is a veteran of eighteen tours with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks & Schools, including ten tours as a company manager. In addition, Mark has performed with Montana Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, The Ellen Theatre, and Bozeman Actor's Theatre. He directed TATE's recent productions of The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Hamlet.