Katherine Tait has been a Musical Theater Director for six years. Her directional credits span from an exceptional range of work, and a vast background in vocal and theatrical performances. She has had extensive musical training through fifteen years of band, theater and choral experiences. Katherine began teaching dance & theater in 2012 and has directed six full-production musicals, including an original musical that she wrote in 2011.
Katherine is most passionate when her students are connecting with their character and enjoying music and dance. When she’s not in the dance studio, Katherine enjoys spending time with her daughter & husband. Her other passions include crafting, graphic design, and EVERYTHING to do with Disney.
Kimberlie studied music at Utah State University and has been a music educator for the past 25 years, teaching piano, musical theater and leading choirs for the young and old. She is a classically trained singer, but her real love lies in Broadway. She is passionate about music and has been disappointed with the lack of priority that it has been given in our public schools. Kimberlie focuses on the positive and life changing affects of music. Starting the Center Stage Academy of the Arts is the realization of a long held dream of hers to offer every child in the community a chance at being a part of something very special. She believes that any music program must start with education. “Not only are we teaching proper singing and acting techniques, but we are also learning to read music as an important part of their education,” says Kimberlie. She believes in teaching with passion, love, and loads of positive reinforcement.
Joshua has had seven years of experience in vocal training, choral performances and musical theater. He has played some vocally demanding roles including Shrek in “Shrek the Musical” , Gaston in “Beauty and the Beast” and Olin in “The Music Man”. On top of his experienced assistant teaching for Miss Katherine, Joshua also spends his summers as an acting and vocal camp counselor for Center Stage Academy.
This year Joshua has loved working with the young performers of Aladdin Jr. all while studying at Chandler Gilbert Community College preparing for a musical theater major. He strives to one day perform on a broadway stage.
Mikella Markovic is currently a senior at ASU Preparatory Academy. She started dancing when she was four years old. Through out her years of dancing she was in The Dynamite Express dance team and a Company competition team. Mikella started assisting classes when she was 13 years old and began teaching her own classes at 15. She has participated in 2 musicals with QCPAC, played Clara in Brooksher Ballets “The Nutcracker” and has competed all over the nation. This is her 4th year assisting Katherine with musical theater and it has been one of her favorite things in the world. Her passion and love for musical theatre has increased tremendously and loves her work family.