Christie Blewett, Director
MA Theatre Education – Fontbonne U Dual theses in Production Direction and Curriculum Development
Mike Repper, Musical Director
BA/MA, Music with honors - Stanford MTNA Award winner Orange County School of the Arts Apples and Oranges Productions
Mike Repper is a graduate of the Music Department of Stanford University with Honors (BA), and is remaining at Stanford to obtain his Masters of Arts in Music. His main field of study is Orchestral Conducting, although he has a strong presence in the theater community, and studies Music, Science, and Technology as well. Mike has been playing piano since he was 4, and has been conducting for 11 years. He is also a skilled instrumentalist, playing violin, trombone, and clarinet. He has performed as far away as the Sydney Opera House, and has received many commendations, including awards from the MTNA, for his performance.
Mike studies Music Theory with Dr. Greg Knowles of The Juilliard School, piano with Dr. Fred Weldy, and orchestral conducting with Jindong Cai, both of Stanford University. His long-time mentor and conducting teacher is Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and has also studied with Gustav Meier of the Peabody School. He has attended numerous workshops and masterclasses through the Conductor's Guild, including one recently with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and several in the past with the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra.
A graduate of the Orange County High School of the Arts, Mike has worked throughout the spectrum of music, from Classical to Jazz to Music and Theater. His experience with theater has ranged from professional productions to student and community theater, and he enjoys working with everyone, no matter the age or experience level! His credits include BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE ONES LEFT BEHIND, SWEENEY TODD, GAIETIES, BLUE, HEARTBREAKERS, WHITE NOISE, and RUTHLESS, and he has worked with Susan Egan, Alli Mauzey, Pamela Winslow, Nick Demos, Paul Nygro, and Bree Rosen, among others. He is a huge supporter community and educational theater, and is absolutely thrilled to be working with eTc on NARNIA!
Julie Mullen, Choreographer|
BA Psychology, Minor in Dance - UNR Award-winner - Nevada Ballet Arts
Julie Mullen is proud to create technical and creative choreography for Bay Area eTc as she has done for the past eight years. She started dancing at age 5 and received excellent training at Nevada Ballet Arts. She continued to perform in college, earning a Minor in Dance at UNR. She has also worked with Pied Piper Players and Linda's Musical Theatre in the Bay Area, choreographing a total of 20 musicals this year. She is a licensed Zumba and Group Fitness Instructor. Her work as a behavior therapist helped her develop an effective teaching style and behavior management techniques.
Sarah Norton, Stage Manager|
BA History - UC Davis UC Davis Theatre & Dance Dept. San Mateo Performing Arts Center Broadway by the Bay
Rachel Holmes, Acting Coach|
BA – SFSU, emphasis in Drama A.C.T. Hollywood professional
More coming soon!