Staff

Summer Stock 2020

IYT ALADDIN, JR.

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.

cjohnson@taylordance.org

JORDAN CRANFORD, Music Director

JORDAN CRANFORD, Music Director, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is a also a Sandhills Community College alumnus and spent four years with the choir and studying vocal performance. Jordan performs throughout the Sandhills is a lover of music and musical theater and has performed in numerous regional musical theater productions throughout the area.

IYT LES MISERABLES (School Edition)

ANDREW VOLKOFF, Director

“I am so excited to work with Imagine Youth Theater on this production of Les Misérables, especially during this volatile time.  As an arts community, we are going to have to adapt and grow to meet the safety challenges of this pandemic while continuing to create meaningful, moving theater. This is so important for actors just launching their careers on stage.  Really, the opportunity to re-envision traditional staging against the backdrop of a revolution could not be more appropriate or inspiring.”

Andrew Volkoff

ANDREW VOLKOFF is the former Artistic Director of About Face Theatre. He specializes in new and contemporary works and has directed numerous productions (including several world and regional premieres) in New York, across the U.S. and abroad. Andrew served as former Associate Artistic Director of Barrington Stage Company in Massachusetts and of Genesius Theatre Group in New York City. Proud to be the first director chosen to participate in the US/Bulgaria Directors Exchange Project, Andrew directed the Bulgarian premiere of John Kolvenbach’s “Lovesong” in Sofia at the Nikolai Binev Theatre, which is now in its eighth year of repertory. Andrew is a Drama League Directing Fellow. Recently, Andrew directed the Chicago premieres of “Brahman/i,” “after all the terrible things I do,” and “The Temperamentals” as well as are-imagined multi-person production of “I Am My Own Wife.”

NICOLE SOMMERS, Music Director

NICOLE SOMMERS is a music instructor with Lee County Schools and a noted local vocal coach.  She served as the Music Director for the last two seasons of Imagine Youth Theater’s Summer Stock program, music directing “Oklahoma” and the sold-out production of “Frozen JR.,” as well as other regional productions.