The Young Artist’s Council (YAC) is an artistic leadership model designed to empower youth to advocate and volunteer as leaders in the community.
Young Artist’s Council 2013-2014
Noa Beckham-Chasnoff is a Freshman at the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. She has worked with Blank Slate Theater, Youth Shakespeare Company, Youth Performance Company, and many other local theatres. She is very excited to be a part of the Young Artist’s Council, and see what we accomplish this year.
Bella Blackshaw is in 8th grade at Lake Harriet and she has been doing theatre in the Twin Cities since she was 6 years old. Some theatres include, The Children’s Theater, Torch Theater, YPC and around the Holiday’s of 2012 she went on a National Tour with Troupe America in “Miracle on 34th St.” as “Susan Walker.” This is Bella’s first year on YAC and she can’t wait for the adventures ahead!
Gabe Brosius is a sophomore at Edina High School. His theatre experiences are at Edina and YPC. This is his first year on the Young Artists Council and he can’t wait to help expand the youth portion of YPC.
Lizzie Esposito is a sophomore at Fair School Downtown. Lizzie has been involved in theatre in the area since she was in fifth grade. This is her second year on the Young Artist’s Council and she has been amazed at the experiences that have come from it- including choreographing our last show-Rock of Stages a Rock Musical Revue!
Mary Katherine Fiala is a sophomore at Southwest High School. Mary has been on the Young Artist’s Council and in Youth Performance Company shows for 4 years now!
Allie Hatch is a sophomore at St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. She has performed in many shows at SteppingStone, Day In, Day Out, YellowTree, Anoka Middle School, Anoka Children’s Theatre, Rosetown, and YPC. She has also stage managed, designed lights, and directed several shows across the Twin Cities. This is her second year on YAC, and is very excited to share what the Young Artist’s Council has to offer this season!
Elizabeth Schuetzle is a sophomore at Edina High School. Her theatrical experiences include shows at Stages, Steppingstone, and of course YPC. This is her first year on the Young Artist’s Council and she can’t wait to make the most of the opportunity to create and share theatre.
Naveh Shavit-Lonstein is a freshman at St Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. He has been seen at Childrens Theater Co, Steppingstone Theater, Nimbus Theater, Girl Friday Productions, NUTS Talent Service and YPC. This will be his second full year on YAC, and is very excited to be making his directorial debut for Dog Sees God in July.
Connor Simone is a sophomore at Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. His previous theatre experiences include shows for his elementary, middle school, high school, Ashland Productions, and YPC. Along with theatre Connor has also been a dancer for 7 years studying ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, lyrical, modern, and theatrical dance. This is his first year on YAC and he is more than excited to show the surrounding community theatre created by youth artists!
Scarlett Thompson is a sophomore at SPCPA, and has been on the Young Artist’s Council for about 3 three years now. She’s been participating in professional theatre around the Twin Cities since the age of 8, and is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful group as YAC!