Puyallup Performing
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PAYMENT 2019-20
PUYALLUP CHILDREN'S
THEATER
​REGISTRATION 2020-21​

Updated 3/9/2020

300 N. Meridian       Puyallup, WA 98371       253-561-7402

Puyallup Performing Arts Academy Staff


ABOUT THE FOUNDER/DIRECTOR:

Becky L. Cain, M.Ed.  Miss Becky teaches K-3rd grade at Puyallup Performing Arts Academy, in addition to providing oversight and direction to the entire program. Becky began BLC Creatives, Inc. in the form of Puyallup Children’s Theater & Music Academy in the Fall of 2010. What began as a two-year writing project in a 1200-foot storefront, has grown, in 10 years, into seven different enterprises, occupying 4500 square feet in a historic building in downtown Puyallup, Washington. 
 
With a background in music, theater and education – and with a real passion for the amazing power of music as a tool for education – Becky saw the need for top quality theater education and performance opportunities for children and youth  in the Puyallup area. Currently, Puyallup Children’s Theater has grown into a premier music and theater training facility and performance venue for students, ages, 3-18, that currently produces 60 production annually and has seen alumni go on to be cast in both semi-professional and professional theater in the Seattle area, as well as enter university programs in both theater and music. 
 
The addition of Puyallup Performing Arts Academy, added to Becky’s vision of keeping music as the “trunk” of the education tree. By using music in all its forms (visual, aural and kinesthetic), students are effectively taught all the core curricular areas (reading/language arts, math, science, social studies) with very high retention rates. Students also build self-confidence and team-building skills. 
 
Becky also heads up Puyallup Creative Arts Summer Sessions. Puyallup Creative Arts Summer Sessions and Summer Sessions Jr.  are 10 weeks of a fun, arts and activity-filled, full day, day camp program for students ages 3 -13. Featuring all areas of the Creative Arts, through exploration of  varied arts media that follow a different fun theme each week, and  expanding overall skills, knowledge personal expresion in the arts as a whole.  
 
Finally, Let’s Teach Music Publishing offers the books and materials that Becky has written for the above programs, plus tips and guidance on being a teacher in the arts. Becky's books can be found on Amazon: HERE . Becky is also a sought after speaker for events  in early/primary childhool education and music education. 
 
Prior to starting BLC Creatives, Inc. and its above-mentioned subsidiaries, Becky has taught music (choral, general, band & orchestra) and theater in schools for almost 30 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Washington State University in Music & Theater and a Master of Education Degree from Lesley University in Curriculum Design & Instruction. She has also done additional study in both Music Therapy and Special Education. ​

Becky has taught music, drama and the arts to pre-school through 8th grade students for many years in both school and church settings for almost 30 years.. Additionally, she spent several years as an Arts Integration Specialist, creating creative and performing arts activities that were implemented in math, history and writing/reading lessons. Becky has been a Puyallup resident for 22 years and currently serves as Vice-Chair on the City of Puyallup Arts and Culture Commission. Above every other accomplishment, Becky is also mom to six children, all of whom have flourished from having an arts-based education. 
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MISS BETHANY, Preschool & Dance:​​  Miss Bethany heads up the preschool programs, as well as teaching dance at PPAA. Having been involved in the programs at Puyallup Children"s Theater and Puyallup Performing Arts Academy for 8 years, Bethany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Psychology from Lesley University; and is currently enrolled in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program at Eastern Washington University.  Miss Bethany also shares leadership of Puyallup Creative Arts Summer Sessions. Miss Bethany has a vast theater background and has worked at Seattle Opera; Tacoma Musical Playhouse; Tacoma Little Theater; Lakewood Playhouse; New Muses Theater and many others. Bethany is also a Liscensed Massage Therapist and serves as a commissioner on the City of Puyallup Arts & Culture Commission.  In her spare time, Bethany is an avid knitter, reader and Star Wars fan. 





MR ZACHARY, Preschool & Music: Zachary Kellogg has been with Puyallup Children's Theater and Puyallup Performing Arts Academy for ten years. He is an internationally acclaimed classical and jazz artist. As a First Prize winner of the Alexander and Buono International Flute Competition, Zachary made his solo Carnegie Hall Debut October 2010, at age 13.  Hailed as a true child prodigy by the International Congress for Gifted and Talented Children, Zachary is a three-time winner of the National Flute Association Jazz Flute Big Band Competition. He was also named Outstanding Soloist at The Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, and took 2nd Place at the MTNA National Competition. Locally, Zachary is the winner of the Seattle Young Artist Competition; Cascade Symphony’s Rising Star Competition, 2-time winner of Seattle Flute Society’s Horsfall Competition and was a Seattle Chamber Music Society Emerging Artist. He also has appeared on several local news and arts TV and radio programs in the Seattle area.
 
In 2009, Zachary was signed by Pony Boy Records and released his debut jazz CD “Red Velvet” in July of 2010. Additionally, Zachary has been a Pearl Flute Artist since 2010. Zachary had the honor of being Pearl Flute’s headline artist at MusicFest Canada 2012. During this appearance, he was a soloist with the Toronto Wind Orchestra and presented master classes in classical, jazz and stage presence to some of Canada’s leading young musicians. 
 
Zachary was a part of Ali Ryerson’s Jazz Flute Big Band recording “Game Changer”, released in August 2013 and spent 10 weeks in the top 10 iTunes jazz charts. Zachary has also performed with such jazz greats as Hubert Laws, Holly Hofmann, Jim Walker, Ali Ryerson, Mike Wofford and YouTube sensation Greg Pattillo.
 
Additionally, Zachary has composed over 18 original scores including “Alice In Wonderland”, “Jungle Book”, “Aladdin”, and “Pinocchio" as well as 3 original show and scores including "Fairy Fails", "Great Bakers Rising" & "Mall Murders: The Musical". Zachary directs the Bound for Broadway program at Puyallup Children's Theater, and also maintains an active teaching studio. Additionally, he frequently is employed as  music directorfor many  other theaters in the pacific northwest and as staff at Pacific Lutheran University. His students have performed at venues such as 5th Avenue Theater, Village Theater, Tacoma Little Theater and Tacoma Musical Playhouse. 


MISS ANNELIESE, Development Director - Miss Anneliese has been with PPAA for three years. She is mom to Annette in 1st grade, and Annabelle in preschool. When asked about what she likes about PPAA , she says, "My kids thrive in a creative enviroment, so this has been a perfect for them. It's amazing to see how excited they are to go to school everyday!" Miss Anneliese holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, with minors in Education and Diversity, for University of Washinton (Seattle) and a Master of Science Degree in Public Health and Community Development from  the University of Illinois.  Miss Anneliese plays piano, flute and piccolo and toured with an international girls' choir. Before coming to PPAA, she held many positions in both the social service and educational fields, ranging from residential child centers to university classrooms. When not teaching, Miss Anneliese enjoys anything crafty - from restoring antiques to sewing clothes. 


MISS KATIEDAWN, Paraeducator - This is Miss KatieDawn”s second year with PPAA as a family, and her first year on staff. She is looking forward to many more years to come! Miss KatieDawn is mom to Gabriella Grace in Kinder, Opal in all Day Pre-K, and Baby Sawyer, who hangs out from time to time. As a parent, Miss KatieDawn loves seeing her kids excited to go to school!  As staff, she loves the one on one time with the kids. Seeing the kids get excited when something clicks, and asking to read. " It’s not pulling teeth to get them to read, they want to read, and that warms my heart,"  she explains.  Right now, KatieDawn’s hobbies and interests are whatever the kids are into. She is a birth doula as well, and she loves helping families educate themselves on their birth choices and supporting them through the process. Formerly, KatieDawn worked for the Department of Emergency Management for 11 years planning, training, and responding to local, state and federal disasters. She grew up in a very musical family and always loved performing. KatieDawn has done over 150 shows, with some of her favorite roles being Maureen in “Rent”, Gertrude McFuzz in “Seussical the Musical” and ensemble in “All Shook Up.”


MISS CRYSTAL, Teacher's Assistant - Miss Crystal has been in the PPAA family for three years. She is mom to Olive, in 1st grade, and Rae, in preschool.  As a parent, Miss Crystal has most appreactiated seeing the courage that Olive has gained to stand up and perform in front of both friends and starngers, and knowing that is will better prepare her for the pressures of the world going forth. As staff, she really enjoys the school's hands on approach to learning. Miss Crytal holds a cosmetology and aesthetics certification, and is also hold certification/credential in sports nutrition and personal training. Miss Crystal is currently retired following 15 years as a small business owner in the beauty and spa industry. In her space time, Miss Crystal enjoys travel, health and fitness, home improvement and interior design, and spending time with her family. 





MISS ELYSIA, Teacher's Assistant - Miss Elysia has been with PPAA for about a year and a half, and is mom to kindergartener, Jude. "I love how the staff loves all of the students and takes the time to know how to help them learn. The postive attitudes and positive reinforcements helped my child come out of his shell and blossom!" is what Miss Elysia most appreciates about PPAA. Miss Elysia has taken both ECE and child psychology classes in both high school and college. She has also participated int he theater since she was little, taking both theater and acting classes through high school and college, both on stage and behind the scenes. When not at PPAA, Miss Elysia enjoys spending time with her family and doing things outdoors. She is also an avid Seahawks fan!







MISS ERINNE, Teacher's Assistant - Miss Erinne has been with Puyallup Children's Theater/Puyallup Performing Arts Academy since we opened, first as a student then as staff. A homeschool graduate, Erinne spends the mornings with Kindergarten through 3rd grade and the afternoons with the preschoolers. Erinne also provides leadership with the Bound for Broadway program of Puyallup Children's Theater.  Erinne really loves the music-based education that Puyallup Performing Arts Acadmey offers and she has seen how effective it is, both for  her own life and for  her students. She is a frequent area performer and tech, working with such theaters as Tacoma Little Theater, New Muses and ASTRA. In her free time, Erinne enjoys knitting, reading, writing and singing. 





​MISS KAMRYN, Extended Care Director - Miss Kamryn has been with Puyallup Children's Theater/Puyallup Performing Arts Academy since we opened, first as a student then as staff.  A homeschool graduate, Kamryn loves being able to create fun projects and activities for the children before and afterschool, and on Fridays. In her spare time, Kamryn loves crafting, reading and taking care of her baby boy, Theo - who is the light of her life.