Alexandra Gandy, CYT Student
Anthony McClure is a Dallas,Texas singer/songwriter. His love for music sprouted when he started playing the cello at the age of ten. He has pushed himself to always advance the gifts that God has given him by teaching himself how to play the piano, guitar and vocals. He has been called to help other artist, musicians and anyone that wants to advance their own career in the entertainment industry. Anthony enjoys traveling, hanging out with family and friends and graphic design. Anthony also works at C3 Trinity Dallas as the Media Director and a Manager for local musicians. He has completed his Masters degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University.
Cassie holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, where she directed, stage managed, acted in, and served as a technician for over 10 productions, and served as the president of the campus drama club. She has been involved in theatre and in ministry both for as long as she can remember, and her greatest passion is using the powerful tool of the arts to advance the Kingdom of God.
Elise Dolan is originally from Rockford, Illinois. She has trained in various types of dance including Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Modern. Prior to moving to Dallas, she danced at Steps to Grace Dance Academy and performed with their ensemble team for 7 years. Elise was involved with CYT Rockford and performed in musicals at her high school and a community theater. She trained and toured the country with Ingredients Dance Company from 2010-2012. She has also been teaching dance for 6 years at A Time to Dance Studio in Hickory Creek, TX. Elise has loved being back with CYT this last year and has had the honor of choreographing their first four shows! She is always thrilled to get the chance to instruct other dancers on how to grow in their movement and technique and to help them learn what God has called them to do with their gifts and talents. And most importantly how to worship God in everything they do! She loves being apart of the CYT family and is excited to continue to watch it grow!
Haley grew up in Denton, TX. She has danced for 16 years and is in her 3rd year of teaching. She teaches a variety of classes such as ballet, acro, jazz, and modern at A Time to Dance, located in Corinth, TX. Teaching has allowed her to help dancers grow in their movement but also in their walk with the lord. She has worked on the artist team on 3 CYT production, and they have been an exciting adventure!
Jacob Waymon serves the Richardson Independent School District (Richardson, TX) as a Music Specialist at Dover and Richardson Heights Elementary Schools where he teaches over 250 students Pre-K through Fifth Grade. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) and a Master of Music in Conducting from the Wanda L. Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University (OCU)
Je'Lisa Brown grew up in the DFW area. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a bachelor's degree in Family Studies. Je'Lisa has a passion for the non-profit industry, dedicating several years serving children and families in a variety of settings. Je'Lisa is excited to serve CYT families by providing a safe place for children to explore the arts while glorifying Jesus!
Josh is a full-time vocal coach and an active musician/songwriter and worship leader within the DFW metroplex. From 2008-2016, he was trained within multiple music styles (classical, broadway, modern-worship, gospel/soul, etc.). After graduating from Christ For The Nations Institute in 2015 with a degree in Worship & Technical Arts, Josh was hired on as a childcare coordinator (2015-2017) and worship coordinator at Valley Creek Church (2017-2018). As of 2019, he has worked with shows such as American Idol and the Fox TV Network and continues to pursue his own musical endeavors through his band/pop duo Vigil. Josh was also the 2020 People’s Choice Award winner for the local concert series The Sounds of Lewisville which led to Vigil opening the Sounds of Lewisville concert series in the summer of 2021. With all of these successes and experiences, Josh believes in coaching his generation and the next in their gift of vocal performance, songwriting, worship leading and belief in themselves.
Michele Thrasher has been in love with the theatre since she was a little girl. Being on stage is what makes her feel alive, and she feels her adoration for the stage and gift of performing in front of people is a gift that the Lord has blessed her with. She enjoys making people laugh and excels in comedy and improv. She wants to use her talents to make much of the Lord and loves encouraging students that that they can be strong artists and have strong faith, believing you do not have to compromise what you believe in order to excel. She has traveled nationwide with the Christian company, Clear Vision Drama Company, and has performed with Dare to Share in front of audiences as big as 10,000 as a part of their drama team. She has performed alongside big name Christian artists such as Propaganda and Shane and Shane. She has also been the spokesperson for The Container Store in their Facebook Live Videos. When she is not acting she enjoys drinking copious amounts of coffee and exploring nature with her husband.