Reconnect with Youth Performance Company

YPC has been molded and shaped by each and every participant in our shows and classes. Our alumni are working in theatre, film, television, classrooms, board rooms, and more!

Are you a YPC alumni? Did you take a class, serve on YAC, perform onstage, offer tech support? We would love to hear from you!!

Take a look at what some of our alumni are up to today.

Notable Alumni

Kevin Singer

Kevin Singer is an Account Executive at RALLY’s San Francisco office where he specializes in digital communications, paid media and other creative projects, and electoral campaigns at RALLY Campaigns.

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Ali Rose Dachis

Actor (New York City): Debuted on Broadway in Fish in the Dark. Ali Grew up in Minneapolis, MN and started acting at the age of 10. Watching Musicals in her grandmother’s living room started Ali’s exciting journey into the theater. When Ali was cast in her first show...

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Leah Curney

Actress, Singer, Writer (New York City): Leah is the writer/director of the short film Interview Requested and writer/producer of Dirty Laundry. Other directing credits include the comedy shorts Officer Grumpy and Marco Polo Finds His Pants. She was a semi-finalist...

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Megan Mostyn-Brown

(Los Angeles) – Writer TV - Gotham: Megan Mostyn-Brown's plays include: Girl, The Secret Lives Of Losers, Going After Alice, Lizards, Objects Are Closer Than They Appear, The Bends, Nora Gets A Boyfriend, Nancy Blue: Girl Detectiveand The Rest Of Your Life. She's had...

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Dylan Thuras

Co-Founder & Creative Director, Atlas Obscura (New York): Atlas Obscura is the definitive guide to the world's hidden wonders. The community driven, editor curated project uncovers unusual and overlooked places not found in your average...

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Cara Greene Epstein

Actor, Writer, Director, Producer, Teaching Artist. (Chicago): Cara’s film and TV work includes They’re Out of the Business, As The World Turns, Chaos Theory, and Fishy Business, among others. A passionate teacher, Cara works with adults with early stage Alzheimer's...

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Risa Dorken

Actor, Singer (Los Angeles): Graduate of the Musical Theatre Program at Circle In The Square Theatre School in New York City. Currently plays Amy Driscoll on General Hospital.

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Tyrus Thompson

Musician, Sound Designer (Minneapolis): Ty is a musician in the Twin Cities, playing with several local bands. Ty also designs sound for YPC’s mainstage shows.

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Nick Swardson

Comedian, Actor, Producer, Writer (Los Angeles): Nick is best known for his role in JUST GO WITH IT, RENO 911, the HAPPY MADISON films, and PRETEND TIME on Comedy Central.

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Christian Skelley

Actor, Writer (Los Angeles): Christian graduated from Augsburg College with a double major in theatre and English. Christian recently edited the short story collection Yo, Kid! I Dare You to Read This.

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Charlie Sanders

Actor, Writer (Los Angeles): Charlie is writer for The Key & Peele Show on Comedy Central.  You can also see him acting in a variety of roles on television, and performing live in LA.

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Paris Remillard

Actor (New York City): Paris is a performer who performed in HAIR on Broadway for several years. Paris most recently appeared as Claude in the National Tour of HAIR. He can be seen next on the Barrington Stage in “This.”

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Seth Numrich

Actor (New York City): Seth graduated from Julliard, and went on to be cast as the lead in the Tony Award-winning play WAR HORSE on Broadway.  He is also known for his role as Benjamin Tallmadge in AMC's series Turn: Washington's...

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Doug Neithercott

Artistic Director, Actor (Minneapolis): Doug is the Artistic Director of ComedySportz Minneapolis. He performs there as well as writing and directing around the Twin Citie

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Julie Magnuson Heaton

Director (St. Paul): Julie graduated from Hamline University with a BA in K-12 Theater Arts & Dance Education. Julie served for many years as the Director of Education and Outreach at YPC, and was the Theatre Director at Richfield High School for eight years.. She...

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Kinaundrae Lee

Actor (Minneapolis): Kinaundrae is a professional actor in the Twin Cities who recently toured to Japan with the Ordway’s production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Kinaundrae performed as Joseph in YPC’s production.

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Matt Koskenmaki

Composer (Los Angeles): Matt is an award-winning composer for film and TV including, SURVIVOR, BIG BROTHER, APPRENTICE, HELL’S KITCHEN and more.

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Devin Kelley

Actor (Los Angeles): Devin graduated from USC School of Theatre’s BFA program. Devin has been in THE CHICAGO CODE, CHERNOBYL DIARIES, ABC series, RESURRECTION and currently is the lead character in FREQUENCY.

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Tina Jensen

Actor (New York City): Tina graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and now works as an actor in New York City. She is best known for her role in GIRL TALK: THE MUSICAL.

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Josh Hartnett

Actor (Los Angeles): Josh first performed with YPC as Huckleberry Finn in TOM SAWYER. He first came to attention in 1997 for his role as Michael Fitzgerald in the television crime drama series Cracker. He made his feature film debut in 1998 in the slasher...

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AJ Hilton

News Anchor (Nashville): AJ is a news anchor at FOX 17 in Nashville. AJ was one of the original characters in YPC’s production of Schoolhouse Rock Live

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Dave Gangler

Actor (Minneapolis): Dave is a professional actor in the Twin Cities, performing with Park Square Theatre, Bloomington Civic Theatre, Nimbus, History Theatre and many others. Dave has stayed connected with YPC—with computer tech support, alumni wrangling, and Cattle...

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Colton Dunn

Actor, Writer (Los Angeles) Colton Dunn is a Co-Producer of Comedy Central's Key and Peel and plays Garret on NBC's Superstore as well as the being the host of Rooster Teeth Entertainment System. He has performed and taught with the UCB theater since 1999. Other...

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Meg Peterson Miroshnik

Writer (Los Angeles) - Meg Miroshnik's plays include The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, The Droll {A Stage-Play about the END of Theatre}, The Tall Girls, Old Actress, and an adaptation of the libretto for Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki. She is the recipient...

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Togba Norris

Originally from the West African coastal country of Liberia, Togba Norris and his family immigrated to the US as political refugees when he was 5 years old, and was raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Togba began his professional career as a Minneapolis stage actor and...

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Zach Curtis

Actor, Director (South Dakota): Zach was a founding member of 50-Foot Penguin Theatre Company, has worked as artistic director for Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and now works as the Artistic Director of the Black Hills Community Theatre.

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Stephen Anthony

Actor (New York City): Stephen made his Broadway debut in the company of WAR HORSE. He works in New York City as an actor and graduated with a BFA from Syracuse University.

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