David Lussier, Director
In times present and past I’ve been a Dad, Husband, Composer, Bass Player, Avid Reader, Piano Player, Musical Theatre Director, Bike Rider, UMass College Student, Recorder Player, Percussionist, Church Musician, played the roles of Poet, Guitar Player, Mountain Climber, Honorary Polish Citizen, Firestarter, Christian, Choral Director, and Schoolteacher.
DAVID LUSSIER brings over 30 years of musical theatre experience to Taylor Dance. He has worked with all ages from children to adults in schools, community, and professional theatre organizations. A native of New England, he moved to North Carolina to be one of the music teachers at the O’Neal School in Southern Pines. A graduate of UMass Amherst with a masters in music. In the short time he has been here in NC he has worked with Michael Pizzi and Touching Humanity, played bass in the pit at North Moore HS, helped get musical theatre back at O’Neal. David and his wife Heather started ABoyAndATreePublications where they wrote, directed and produced their own musicals for children. Their shows are currently a part of the 5th grade curriculum at the O’Neal. David also serves as the music leader at JFK Chapel on Fort Bragg.
Carol Johnson, Choreographer
Carol 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.
Julia (Jules) Latham, Managing Director
Jules oversees the administration of the Imagine Youth Theater and supports the artistic staff. She has a B.A. in theater and a minor in dance with a concentration in psychology. Jules initially worked as a school and youth counselor employing expressing therapy techniques. She later earned her J.D., and her experience includes environmental and administrative law, and nonprofit formation and administration. Semi-retired from the law, she was happy to return to her theater and dance roots with Imagine Youth Theater.