Our Instructors feature a variety of arts training and experience, and are the reason people love our classes!
Read below for more info about our current Instructors and Guest Artists!
Little Theatre Club, Stage and Swords
Starting her love for dance and theatre as a child in Montana, Josey was excited to learn more about the performing arts when she was accepted to The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, where she graduated with honors, earning her degree in Studio Acting. While attending AMDA she performed in multiple school productions, including a student film which she wrote, directed, and starred in. Her favorite production there was Once in a Lifetime, playing Florabel Leigh. Josey was trained and credited in courses such as, but not limited to: Scene Study, Audition Techniques, Improv, Dance, Acting for the Camera, Stage Combat (unarmed and broadsword certified), Film Study, Theatre History, and much more! After graduation, Josey worked as a professional actress on multiple tv shows, music videos, improv groups, and starred in Oh My Disney Channel’s Lady and the Tramp. After what was supposed to be a short visit to The Big Island, she fell in love with the beauty, the people, and the variety of performing arts here. The stage has always been where she has felt her happiest. No matter how hard of a day, it was, and still is her favorite escape. Josey is thrilled to be sharing that joy, and getaway, of performing on stage with the youth of the Aloha Theatre!
Kira Kane has been involved in musical theatre for the past 10 years. A singer, dancer, and actor, Kira has performed in California, Florida and now Hawai’i as part of the Aloha Theatre Ohana. In addition to performing, Kira has had experience behind the scenes in stage management, sound and lighting operation, hair and makeup design, and more. She has been a part of many Aloha Theatre productions including Plan 9 From Outer Space, Christmas on Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar, Once on This Island Jr., Arsenic and Old Lace, Beauty and the Beast, Wonderland, The Addams Family Musical, A Christmas Story, Legally Blonde Jr., and most recently Peter Pan Jr.! Having been the assistant teacher for Tuesday Troupers for the last 3 years, Kira is thrilled to be teaching the art of life through the magic of theatre!
Level 1 and 2 Improv
Having recently moved to the Big Island from NYC, Quinton has joined the Hawaii performing arts scene after studying and performing short and long form improv for the last 24 years around the USA. He found a wealth of theater talent within the Aloha Theatre and the Alohaha’s Improv troupe, and became both anxious and excited to share his knowledge to expand their abilities! He approaches performing and coaching improv with emphasis on support and honesty, and can’t wait to see what you can do!
Aloha Teen Theatre Advisor
Amanda is a professional actress, singer, dancer, and choreographer from New York City. She has been teaching and performing on the Big Island since 2013 and previously served as the Artistic Director of Kona Dance and Performing Arts in Kealakekua. Her classes incorporate intentional connection, body positivity, and humor to make everyone feel welcomed and inspired. She most recently took the Aloha Theatre stage as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia! and Ruth Kelly in Harvey. Favorite professional credits include: Damn Yankees (Lola), Anything Goes (Reno Sweeney), Les Misérables (Fantine), Crazy For You (Irene Roth), and Cabaret (Fraulein Kost). She is a published writer, a well-known tap dancer, and a nacho connoisseur. For more information, find her on Instagram @amanda_trusty.
Jerry Tracy is in his 28th and final season as Artistic Director of Aloha Theatre. He has been leading Tuesday Troupers for 20 years, and will miss them as he moves into the next chapter of his life: retirement. He is proud of the many former Troupers who have moved on into Aloha Teen Theatre, onto the Aloha mainstage, and beyond.
Perfecting the Truth in Character