Director / Audition Techniques / Acting
David graduated a Musical Theater and Drama Major from the Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts in Los Angeles. He went on to perform over 20,000 shows as John Connor in Terminator 2: 3D at Universal Studios Hollywood. Along with appearances on stage, screen, parades at the Disneyland Resort and technical theater at Magic Mountain, he was also the Auditions and Casting Supervisor for Universal Studios Hollywood.
David has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 10 years and is excited to bring Curtain Call Performing Arts to this community. He hopes to bring fun and excitement to develop future performers. He wants to create confidence and skills to perform in the arts.
Co-Director / Acting 3-5
Danielle has been a Cartoon Character Performer at Universal Studios Hollywood for 25 years; an opportunity that has taken her around the globe, and on stage and screen. She has performed in multiple live shows, appeared in concerts, and has provided voice-overs for television shows and video games.
Danielle not only has a heavy background in performing, she also has been involved in Early Childhood Development. She hopes her combination of performance and working with young children promotes a foundation to love the arts from an early age.
Sergio played professional baseball with the Houston Astros organization as a catcher. He is now an active stuntman with film credits that include Moneyball and American Sniper. His television credits include Fear the Walking Dead, Westworld, Henry Danger, Dexter, Law and Order, Walk the Prank, Southland, American Horror Story, Modern Family, and Lethal Weapon.
Acting 14-18 / Acting Adult
Jeffrey is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and now makes his home in L.A. Prior to recent guest starring roles on Reverie, American Housewife, Criminal Minds, American Crime Story, Days of Our Lives, Transparent, and NCIS Los Angeles, he played Chance Frenlm on Parks and Recreation for six seasons.
Over the years you have seen Jefffrey in dozens of television shows and commercials, and next time you visit Disneyland, you can listen for his voice on Pirates of the Caribbean. Among his many film roles, "Criticized", awarded Best Film at the 2016 Hollywood Blvd Film Festival, has now been released and is available on Amazon and DVD.
Acting / Improv
Peter is an award winning actor originally from Buffalo, NY, where he performed and studied voice, dance, and acting at SUNY@Buffalo and received a BFA in the arts. He has been coaching acting and improvisation for almost 20 years. He has developed and taught courses for Walt Disney Co and Universal Studios in improv/interactive improv/and performance techniques. Peters approach is to have performers discover their own creativity through games and skill building.
Recently seen as Chef Andre on Nickelodeons Ricki Nicki Dicki and Dawn, he is best known as Mr. Dontzig on Hannah Montana. Other tv credits include Parks and Rec, Animal Practice, American Horror Story, Reno 911, Good Luck Charlie, and films such as Petnap, New Years Eve, Valentines Day, and Princess Diaries 2. He also performs at Rockwell Table and Stage doing parody musicals and hosting Broadway Barre! A Night of Disney songs.
Acting 6-10 / Acting 11-13
Dana has been a professional working actor since 1997 after moving to Los Angeles from Boston. He started as a costume suit performer at Universal Studios and gradually became a "stand-in" for child actors, then fell into performing stunts. He also studied with now T.V. director Chip Fields-Herd. After auditioning for many projects and booking a number of notable commercials, Dana finally landed a role on a sitcom called "Good News" (UPN).
Other credits include King of Queens, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Haunted Hathaways, Shameless, Entourage, and Southland. He has also appeared on stage in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the Wizard of Oz. Look for Dana on Netflix in the feature film Girl in Progress, and he is also currently the principal stunt performer on an upcoming Netflix original series.
Acting 11-13 / Acting 14-18
Philip is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He has been acting and teaching for over 25 years. He is also a National award winning drummer and percussionist and enjoys performing with his father and brother on occasion in Milwaukee including Fiesta Italiana. He performed as a Zombie drummer on the open seas for AMC's Walking Dead Walker Stalker Cruise. Philip is a professional artist and runs D'Amore Artistry. He has been published 5 times with three more books in the works.
Philip studies all forms of acting and is always searching for new ways to approach a role. He can be seen as a Red Army Chimp in Tim Burtons Planet of the Apes and TV credits including Nikki, Reno 911, and Port Charles. He is a graduate of Marquette University and holds a Bachelors degree in Theater Arts and Writing. Check www.damoreartistry.com to follow his most current works.
Musical Theater Ages 14-18 / Musical Theater Alternate
Born and raised in Ventura County, he moved to Hollywood in 2015 to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). He studied Musical Theater there with working professionals such as Thomas James O'Leary, Joel Bishoff, Brooks Almy, and John Sloman. Cameron started the drama department at Balboa Middle School, which is the only middle school in Ventura County to have a drama department. There he directed, choregraphed, and music directed several shows.
On top of directing and studying, he has been featured in numerous productions such as The Addams Family, My Fair Lady, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (all at High Street Arts Center), West Side Story (at Conejo Players), Little Women, and Once Upon A Mattress (at AMDA). He is thrilled to be part of Curtain Call and to share his experience with you, and to help guide you to become the performers you will be!
Dance, Special Needs Dance, Musical Theater
Tianna started performing at the age of 10 with a Ventura local non-profit children’s theatre, Performance Theatre for Young Artist. It was here where she fell in love with the theatre and learned the impact it could have on young minds. She first knew she wanted to work with children when she created an afterschool theatre program for her community while still in high school. She trained at Ballet Academy Ventura and went on to receive a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in Musical Theatre from
CSUN. She worked as Dance Director (My Gym) children 2-10 for several years. Currently, She works as a repertory performer at the Santa Monica Playhouse where her credits include; Alice and the Wonderful Tea Party, Cinderella, Absolutely Halloween and the New Years Musical Revue. She has been featured in numerous productions such as Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Parade (Mary) and is currently working on Carrie: The horror Musical (Carrie). Tianna is thrilled to be joining the Curtain Call Team!
Musical Theater , Tap
Musical Theater, Tap
Kena Worthen is a dancer, singer and actress from Los Angeles, California. Beginning at the age of six, she found a love for theatre, and has performed in productions all over the country, including writing and producing a Harry Potter parody that earned the Encore Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018, and touring with the Tap Dogs from the age of 8. She is glad to share her passion for the arts with children, and hopes they can find the magic in it that she did as a child.
Drums & Percussion
Gizmo was born and raised in L.A. He started playing at 14 years old (but got better by 18). He has nearly 35 years of experience playing clubs all over Los Angeles with several bands, and has been on tour in France and Japan. He’s played with Rebel Rebel, Karling and the Kadavers, and The Resistance which was featured in “The Decline of Civilization – Part 3”. He also plays yearly in LuvJam on Universal Studios Citywalk.
As a drummer and percussionist, he has had over 600 hours of studio recordi