Joe has spent over two decades in managerial duties in the retail world. His desire to be close to family led him to the Youth Performing Arts Training Center. Joe has a vision that the YPATC is and always will be a place where people can learn and build their character. He believes every child should have the opportunity to find their passion. Whether it be in acting, art, dance, or music. He wants to help provide the opportunity to all of them so they can chose to do what makes them happiest and helps them to succeed. The YPATC isn’t just for learning, it is for bringing out the hidden talents our kids hold.
Phone: (386) 848-3232
Hannah Renee Crawford
Hannah is a graduate from Pensacola Christian College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Performance Studies. She has spent her time over the years volunteering in Juvenile Detention Centers, Community Theater’s, and doing international work in Siberia. Hannah has worked with multiple productions in fields from directing, lighting, audio, teaching, acting, stage management, and much more. Working in all variations of the Theatre has given her insight as to what it truly takes to put on a production as a whole. Hannah has worked with popular productions such as “The Pirates of Penzance”, “Kiss Me Kate”, and “Fiddler on the Roof”. In 2019, Hannah wrote, directed, and produced “The Grinch” for the YPATC and she plans on continuing to write and produce her plays here. Hannah is passionate to teach students how things work, rather than just ordering actors around.
Phone: (352) 217-4406
Director of Music & Instructor
Ryan Aceituno has been learning to play musical instruments ever since he was 5 years old. With skills in more than 13 different instruments, he has also reveived a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Music with a focus in Vocal Performance. Ryan has worked with numerous famous artists, including the likes of Tyson Ritter (All-American Rejects) and Jon Foreman (Switchfoot) and has performed in venues such as the New York Lincoln Center. Ryan has been teaching music for over 5 years. He is proud to be apart of the YPATC team, and supporting music education in the city of Deltona!
Phone: (386) 574-3021
Phone: (386) 589-9497
Carrie Mae Holliman has a degree in Theatre and studied Musical Theatre at the Florida School of the Arts. She has directed Multiple children’s shows. The most popular being Willy Wonka JR. and The Jungle Book JR. Carrie is a local performer and has been in numerous shows around Central Florida including Company as Jenny, 9-5 as Judy and most recently in Jekyll & Hyde at the Athens Theatre. We are pleased to have her expertise on board as one of our Show Director’s.
Sarah Smith hails from Central New York. She pursued a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater (State University of New York at Potsdam), with concentrations in both dance and acting. After which she furthered her education and got a Masters of Science degree in teaching, focusing on childhood education. She has had the opportunity to choreograph “Seussical the Musical” and “Once Upon A Mattress”. Sarah has had the pleasure of playing many memorable roles, including Rusty in “Footloose”, Little Sally in Urinetown, Babette in “Beauty and the Beast”, Lucy in “Jekyll and Hyde”, Princess Winnifred in “Once Upon a Mattress”, and Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde”. During the last 8 years, Sarah has also had the pleasure of sharing her love of theater and dance by creating and growing a musical theater program at Ondrea’s CenterStage dance studio, located close to her hometown in Central New York, where her dance team has been honored with many awards, including “Best Performing Arts Studio” three years in a row. Recently, she has been sought after to choreograph multiple musicals, including “Annie” and “Seussical the Musical”. Her newest venture has been in directing “Seussical JR” and “Peter Pan and Wendy”.
Keke has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is almost finished with her Master’s Degree. She has accomplished a few years in a Hospital setting working towards expanding her knowledge of Mental Health. She has spent near a decade working in retail at various locations in managerial and supervisor capacity. During Keke’s “free” time she has developed a love for watching Theatre Shows and giving back to the community. She most recently helped Assist and Direct the show “After Hours”; worked lighting and audio for “Anne of Green Gables”; and has assisted in numerous Recitals and events we have hosted. We are excited to have Keke on board our Theatre Team.
Cori LaPinsky is a recent graduate from Stetson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts. She has credits in several technical departments, including set design, stage management, hair and makeup, and more! She has been involved in numerous productions such as: “Importance of Being Earnest”, “Othello”, and “Dutchman.” Most recently she designed and painted the set for YPATC’s “Suessical JR” as well as stage managed the production. She looks forward to continuing her work at the YPATC as an instructor and an artist, and is excited to share her passion of theatre with her students.
Alice Moskola is a lifelong resident of Central Florida with a passion for all forms of creative expression. From an early age, she was drawn to stage production which later translated into video production. A techie since age ten, Alice both stage managed and acted her way through adolescence. Today, she carries on that lifestyle studio directing local news broadcasts by day and jumping into her love of theatre by night. Improvised comedy is her favorite! Utilizing this style on and offstage; improv serves as an expressive platform and judgment free zone in Alice’s life. She believes that improvisational acting helps build a solid foundation and muscle memory for all levels of stage training. Alice attended the Nicholson School of Communication at The University of Central Florida. She is so excited to train students as they unleash their theatrical side and have a blast in the process.
Sophia is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors Degree in Theatre and a Minor in education with a concentration in Acting and Musical Theatre. She has been involved with all aspects of theatre for all her life. Sophia has performed in plays and musicals like “The King and I”, “The Miracle Worker”, “Peter Pan”, “Harvey”, and the “Street of Crocodiles”. She has also had the opportunity to direct plays including “Who We Are”, “Monstrous”, in which she received the Best Director award and most recently her show “The Butler Did” which won Sponsors Pick at the Orlando International Fringe Festival. Sophia has also had the privilege of working in the public and charter school system, bringing the art of theatre to before and after care programs as well as summer camps. She is excited to help every student learn the ins and outs of theatre and help awaken the joy of creative expression.
Kaylee has been dancing for 11 years competitively. She has competed at many different competitions such as “Hall of Fame”, “Tribute”, and “Shake the Ground”; while also attending different dance conventions such as “Adrenaline”, “NUVO”, and “JUMP” receiving different scholarships. Kaylee has trained in ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, and musical theatre. She has also performed at an Orlando Magic game halftime show on the court. As of now is working on her associate of arts degree at Daytona State College and will be majoring in psychology and minoring in dance at UCF.
We are Looking for You
to Join Our Team
To impact the lives of youth by creating a platform for personal growth, helping to cultivate their talents and potential through the art and discipline of the Performing Arts.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, and the position you’re interested in! We’ll contact you soon.