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Rebecca Cervantes – MYT Director/Instructor
This class focuses on creating community and inspiring self-expression through dance games. Students are encouraged to freestyle, improvise, choreograph and find their own way of moving in their space through fun, creative exercises. We also learn and perform dances from all over the world, including Hip Hop, Salsa, and Merengue.
Rebecca Cervantes has been teaching dance to kids and adults all over San Francisco since 1994. She started teaching Hip Hop at the Mission YWCA, worked with adults at Rhythm & Motion and now teaches all over SFUSD and at The Marsh. She loves bringing kids the joy of dance and creating opportunities for them to perform in community events all over San Francisco.
Wayne Harris – Instructor
“Storytellin with Mr. Wayne”
A weekly storytelling program that invites students to explore the stories in their family and community. Utilizing the techniques and skills needed to for traditional storytelling,
Wayne Harris is an award winning solo performer, writer, educator, curriculum innovator and musician. A gifted artist with wide ranging interests, he has accumulated an impressive body of work over the years that includes 7 full length plays, presentations for schools, directing and designing for pageantry groups as well as various musical projects.
Bruce Pachtman – Instructor
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Verka Zaskodna – Instructor
Come and explore the world of movement stories, magical stretching,puppets, circus tricks, mime and more! Bring your imagination and let’s start!
Verka grew up in the Czech Republic. Since her young age she was passionate about reciting poetry, acting out fairy tales, putting on puppet shows and studying languages.When the borders opened up, her adventurous personality brought her among other places to San Francisco where she studied at the San Francisco Clown Conservatory and Flying Actor’s Studio.Here she also co-founded an all female clown troupe called Circus Finelli that has performed for audiences in Europe, as well as throughout the US and Mexico. After becoming a mom she realized she could share her love for theatre and circus with children at schools in San Francisco by becoming a circus arts and theatre teacher.
Liz McAninch and Will Huddleston – Instructors
Liz McAninch along with Ron Jones, has directed the Marsh Teen Conservatory for six years as well as directing Kids Called Crazy, The Peanut Butter People and A Very Potter Musical in recent summer programs. While Director of Theatre at Mercy High School, she initiated the Women in Performing Arts (WIPA) program and directed over 80 productions. Liz taught and directed two summers at the University of Alaska Summer Conservatory Program and performed with the New Shakespeare Company and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She was one of the original group of actors who toured schools in the Oregon Shakespeare’s “Actors in the Schools” program.
Will Huddleston – Will Huddleston is a professional actor, director, and playwright. Resident. As Artistic Director of the California Theatre Center for many years, he wrote, directed, and performed in more than 100 productions during his tenure. He has been Artistic Director of the VITA Shakespeare Festival, a Resident Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has directed plays at St. Mary’s College. He has performed on stage with the American Conservatory Theatre, the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, among others. He has taught theatre at Cal State, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay) and directed plays and musicals for numerous professional West Coast theatre companies and universities. He has written and published plays for young audiences that have been performed not only at the California Theatre Center but at the Seattle Children’s Theatre, the South Coast Rep, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Commonweal Theatre in Minnesota to name a few. Recently directed productions include Guys and Dolls, You Can’t Take It with You, and Our Town for the Adda Clevenger School and, at CTC, The Women and two of his own plays, Ben Franklin Invents America and Pocahontas and John Smith.