Ao1 is incredibly blessed to have amazing
Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers.
Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers.
Carolyn Jordan has loved choreographing (and occasionally directing) at Ao1 since 2015! Carolyn grew up in Cleveland, Ohio then went on to earn her BFA in Theatre - Acting from West Virginia University. Before landing in Colorado, she traveled the country for 2.5 years as a Tour Actor/Director with Missoula Children's Theatre. When not at Ao1, Carolyn teaches Middle School Theatre at Parker Performing Arts School (DCSD Charter) and Music Together in Denver. She has also performed locally at THAC, Aurora Fox, Foothills Theatre Company, and PACE. Carolyn shares her passion for the arts with students as they create together. Thank you for supporting live theatre!
Jaime joined the Audience of One team after many years of watching some of her students perform with the group. Jaime is the Music Director at Ben Franklin Academy, a K-8 STEAM school in Highlands Ranch. She is responsible for directing 15 performances each year in band, choir and theatre. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from University of Redlands and is working on her Masters in Music education from University of Colorado Boulder. Jaime has a strong passion for teaching. She believes music and theatre have the ability to create well-rounded students in a way that other subjects can’t always achieve. Through performing, she has seen students come out of their shells and embrace learning
Amy Summitt is delighted to be a musical director for Ao1. A native of Colorado, Amy grew up performing in numerous shows around the country and studied opera, musical theater, and vocal performance during college. Her background and experience led her to become the Assistant Director of Bands for Boston College, a piano and voice teacher, and a touring vocalist with the Continental Singers. More recently, Amy won Best Supporting Actress from the Nebraska Association of Community Theater for her performance in Way Out West Theater Company’s Boise, Idaho. She worked alongside her husband Jeff to direct Way Out West’s youth theater performance of the Nifty Fifties, and she is now honored to work with the talented youth, parents, and staff of Ao1.
L.I.F.E. Guard Leader
Trevor has been involved with the theatre arts for most of his life. He performed at many local community theatres for several years. He has his BA in K-12 Theatre Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Some of his past teaching credits include teaching acting and music classes at the Arvada Center and substitute teaching in the Littleton area. Trevor is currently attending Denver Seminary pursuing a Master's of Divinity in the hopes of doing non-profit ministry in the near future. He also works at the local Englewood coffee shop, Mango Tree Coffee. Trevor is very excited to be continuing for his second year with Ao1 as NightLight Director of On With the Snow and to be joining Laura in leading and developing our amazing Lifeguards!
Choreographer and Dance Instructor
Whitney Dayberry is an accomplished professor, choreographer, director, and performer. She received her B.A. in Dance and completed her M.S. Degree in Kinesiology. She has studied under many artists, like Gregory Hines, danced with several professional companies, has performed in numerous full-length ballets and a variety of musical theatre productions. Her passion for dance led her to found and co-direct a pre-professional dance company, and has won a National Championship with her choreography along with many other specialty awards. Since moving to Colorado in 2016, she has choreographed for Evergreen High School and directed and has choreographed for StageDoor Theatre’s Junior and Senior companies. Whitney feels blessed to share her passion for theatre, musical theatre, and dance with characters of all ages, and is beyond excited to be working with a talented creative team and wonderful students at Ao1 since 2019!
LaCretia has been a director and choreographer with Audience of One, her home away from home, for 8 seasons and 18 shows now. She also teaches and directs at American Academy and offers private instruction in voice, acting, audition prep and film acting. LaCretia holds a Masters Degree in Education and has been in music and theater since she was 6 years old. For LaCretia, the young actors, and showing them the process of bringing a production to fruition, is of utmost importance. Her passion is helping them to understand how truly unique and special they are, encouraging them to let His light shine through them, while realizing the full potential of their God-given talents.
Joshua Kirk’s pioneering work in improv has been touching lives since 1995. He has been a leader in shifting corporate culture through facilitating and teaching professional improv to Denver’s business community. Joshua is the co-founder of Improv LEAP. He and his business partner Erica Teel provide companies with the power to unleash the principles of improv. Joshua is known throughout the improv community for providing innovative improv experiences and workshops. He has transformed corporate cultures, church communities, and the lives of students in every grade (K- Grad) and age (5-85). Joshua has worked as a Teaching Artist throughout the US, leading classes and corporate workshops. Joshua moved to Denver in 2002 to build a children’s theater program. He is an award winning director and has lead over 25 fully staged children’s musicals. Joshua’s philosophy explores using improv to guide others toward creating “group mind through the art of connecting.” His work helps participants discover the connection between improv, each other, and life. Joshua received a Masters Degree in Theater Education from the University of Northern Colorado. He also has a passion for giving back beyond the stage and serves as a state certified Emergency Medical Responder with Alpine Rescue Team, a volunteer search and rescue team serving the front range.
. Jeff, prior to Ao1, was involved in the theater group Way Out West in Sidney Nebraska where he directed The Nifty Fifties and acted in Forgiven a Fairytale, Boise-Idaho, and as part of their improv group. Growing up he was part of a theater group like Ao1 and acted throughout High School where some of his favorite productions were Oklahoma, Bye Bye Birdie and Where's Charley? He is looking forward to another session with Ao1 and directing Frozen JR
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