IYT JR, DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS, THE MUSICAL, Summer 2021
CAROL JOHNSON, Director/Choreographer
CAROL JOHNSON holds a BS degree in Dance from Radford University and also studied with the Eglevsky School of Ballet and Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA. Carol has choreographed numerous musicals and industrials for theater companies, schools, and businesses in North Carolina and Virginia. Carol has been directing and choroegraphing for IYT since its premiere.
ELIZABETH SHAVER, Music Director
IYT A CHORUS LINE HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, Spring 2021
CLIFTON SAMUELS, Director
CLIFTON SAMUELS is “stoked” to be making his directorial debut with Imagine Youth Theatre. Originally from Swansea, SC he has appeared on Broadway in the multi Tony/Grammy nominated Revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies (w/Bernadette Peters) and most recently in the original Broadway company of Amazing Grace at the Nederlander Theatre. He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and is a graduate of Oklahoma City University.
Clifton has a great passion for teaching young artists. He has taught master classes in all mediums of dance & acting throughout the country. cliftonsamuels.com
Broadway Tours: A Chorus Line, Urban Cowboy-The Musical.
Off Broadway: The Beast in the Jungle (Vineyard Theatre-Dir: Susan Stroman), The Crusade Of Connor Stephens (Jerry Orbach Theatre), STIFF (Barrow Group), Storyville (York Theatre Company, Nomination 2014 Outer Critics Circle for Best New Off-Broadway Musical),Twilight-The Unauthorized Parody (New World Stages).
Selected Theatre: World Premiere of Beaches-A New Musical (Signature Theatre) & Amazing Grace (CIBC Theatre, Chicago). Also multiple shows at The Kennedy Center (Follies), Ahmanson (A Chorus Line), Northshore Music Theatre (Guys & Dolls), Theatre Under The Stars (How to Succeed…./A Chorus Line), Papermill Playhouse (Holiday Inn), Gateway Playhouse (Urban Cowboy), Goodspeed Opera House (Carnival).
Principal Singer: Radio City Christmas Spectacular & The Omaha Symphony.
Film: Upcoming- WORTH (opposite Michael Keaton-Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2020), Coen Bros., Hail, Caesar! (opposite Channing Tatum), Annie (2014), The Unborn, I Fell in Love with the World & Giving Birth to a Butterfly.
TV: “The Blacklist” (NBC), “Younger” (TV Land) , “Friends of the People” (TruTV), “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) & Web Series “Alphabet Boys” & “One Degree Of Ms. D”.
KIMBERLY FIELDER-JONES, Stage Manager
Kimberly Fielder- Jones is excited to be stage managing for A Chorus Line, HSE., for Imagine Youth Theatre (IYT). She has served as stage manager for The IYT productions for “Les Miserables”, “Chicago HSE”, and “Legally Blonde”. A native of Moore County, she is the former director of The Playhouse (2010-2014).
Kimberly studied theatre performance and directing at Valdosta State University in South Georgia. She has worked with multiple summer stock programs and professional theatre throughout the southeast as a performer, stage manager, and director.
Kimberly is the current Theatre Director at North Moore High School. Since being at North Moore High, she has been honored with five Excellence in Directing awards at the regional North Carolina Theatre Conference Play Festival.