Chrissy Burns is thrilled to be Directing & Choreographing again with YAT. This is the 13th show she has Directed here at YAT (Popstars, Nunsense, SpongeBob, 42nd Street, Puffs, Freaky Friday, Matilda, Disenchanted, Songs For A New World, Smile, Into The Woods & Snoopy) and she plans to do many more! She has also Directed and Choreographed shows for many of San Diego’s Community and Professional Theaters as well as serving as an Associate at the Old Globe Theatre. She has worked as an actor on many shows and projects throughout San Diego and beyond. Chrissy is a private voice and audition coach preparing her students for a successful career in the performing arts. Chrissy is proud to work and create in the safe, open, environment of YAT and has a passion for mentoring young professionals through theatre training. Chrissy lives in La Mesa with her beloved wife, a former YAcTor herself, Jessica.
Jenn Harris is a dance educator and choreographer. She began her training in San Diego, California and has traveled throughout the US pursuing an education and career in performing arts. Her stage experience includes dance, theatre, fashion and trade shows. She is an Award winning choreographer and has been highly recognized for her choreographic work in the San Diego and Los Angeles area. Jenn has been teaching full time for the past 20 years, owning and operating a successful performing arts studio in East County. She received her teaching certification in the disciplines of Tap and Jazz through the accredited Dance Masters of America Teacher Training School in Buffalo, NY. Jenn is thrilled to be back at YAT working with these talented performers.
Jerrica Ignacio (she/her) is an award winning pianist and music director with over a decade of local performance experience in the classical world and in the musical theater community. She has MD'ed over a dozen shows with YAT and is so excited to be showcasing YAT talent at a great venue! Recent YAT MD credits include: Popstars, 42nd St, and Beauty and the Beast. Her other MD/Conductor credits include productions at Lamplighters Theater, Coronado Playhouse, Moonlight Theater, Teatro San Diego, and La Jolla Playhouse.
Founder of Artists 4 Black Lives San Diego (A4BLSD) - Vice President of the San Diego - Black Artist Collective (SDBAC) - Director of Special Events for Loud Fridge Theatre Group - Craig Noel Award: Outstanding Featured Performance in a Musical for the role of MotorMouth Maybelle in Hairspray - Broadway World 2020 San Diego Award: Vocalist of the Decade; Audrey Two, Little Shop of Horrors, New Village Arts - Best of 2020 Black San Diego Magazine: Best Singer - Broadway World 2022 San Diego Award: Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance; A4BLSD, Clark Cabaret - Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts alumni.
Credits: Creator, production stage manager, casting, projection and sound designer, musical director, costumes, and actor, Get On Board at SDBAC’s Say It Loud Juneteenth (2020), La Jolla Playhouse’s Pop Up Wow (2021), and UCSD’s Epstein Family Amphitheatre (2023), Producer, production stage manager, casting, and actor of SDBAC’s Black Arts Festival at the Old Globe, Original USA Gospel Singers & Band Tour w/ Frank Serr Showservice International, Calliope in Xanadu: In Concert at Sacramento Theatre Company, Freedom Riders: A Civil Rights Musical Cast Album, Pharaoh in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at California Center for the Arts Escondido, Gina in Beehive The 60’s Musical at New Village Arts, Ruby Doris Smith in Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical w/ Allen & Gray Musicals, Mrs. Wilks in Undertow w/ New Match Collective, Audrey Two in Little Shop of Horrors at New Village Arts, Lady in Red in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf w/ La Jolla Theatre Ensemble, Smokey Joe’s Café at New Village Arts, Lead Female Vocalist in O’ Wondrous Night at SeaWorld San Diego, MotorMouth Maybelle in Hairspray at San Diego Musical Theatre, Student Ensemble in Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical in Concert at Lamb’s Players Theatre, Leader in Father Comes Home from the Wars at Horton Grand Theatre, Marlena Madison in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Horton Grand Theatre and New Village Arts, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q at OB Playhouse, Addaperle in The Wiz at the Lyceum Theatre, Addaperle in The Wiz w/ Common Ground Theatre, Female Vocalist for Shamu Christmas Miracles at SeaWorld San Diego. "It's always hard for people of color to live in their truth; I thank God that I've been able to breathe in mine.” -Eboni Muse
Kinzie is excited to make her onstage Assistant Directing debut for Bring it On the Musical. She has been performing since the age of seven. Some of her most notable YAT roles have been Cinderella (Into the Woods), Doria Hudson (Smile), Ellie Blake (Freaky Friday) and Dorothy Brock (42nd Street). She is currently working towards getting her BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Arizona with dreams to become a professional performer or even a director in the future.
Astrid is excited to be back stage managing with YAT! She's previously worked on The Jungle Book, High School Musical, The Lion King, 13 The Musical, and Nunsense as Stage Manager, plus Seussical as Assistant Director. Astrid has thought of YAT as a second home for 8 years working on stage, backstage, and in the booth, and is thrilled to be part of this wonderful show.