Natalie holds a BA in Dance from San Jose State University, and is currently working to obtain her MA in Dance from the University of California, Long Beach. Originally from the Bay Area, Natalie has teaching experience in several different areas of dance education. She has choreographed and co-directed for several theater and dance productions at education facilities such as Valley Christian Conservatory, The Harker School, Theatreworks Conservatory, and The Children's Musical Theatre San Jose. In addition, she has several years experience coaching competitive dance teams including the Wilcox Dance Team at Santa Clara Unified and Vision Dance All-Stars in San Jose. Natalie has dance training and performance experience in modern, contemporary, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. She is excited to be taking on the hip-hop and tap/jazz classes for the Studio's Dance Program, as well as taking on the role of Director/ Choreographer for MTC.
MTC would like to welcome Danielle Mercado. She is a Sacramento based Director. She attended Sac State for her undergrad in Theatre Arts, and went on to pursue her Master of Arts in Directing at Roosevelt University Chicago School of Performing Arts. She administered and taught the theatre program at Bradshaw Christian School for 5 years before joining McLaughlin. She has also Assistant Directed at Capital Stage and Sacramento State.
McLaughlin Theatre Company would like to welcome Macy Cenatiempo. Some of you may have already met Macy as she successfully directed and choreographed our recent holiday cabaret production, Broadway’s Best. She has been dancing for fourteen years and teaching for nine. Her teaching includes the styles of jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, and musical theater. She was a member of and choreographer for a Shakespeare acting troupe; she directed and choreographed for Orangevale Open School Act One plays; and has produced plays such as The Princess Bride for her own acting company. In addition to all of her dance commitments, she is also a deaf studies major at Sierra College and interns with the sign language teacher assisting students during and after class.
Greg is a graduate of Sac State with a Masters in Music. He is co-owner of McLaughlin Studios Music and Dance Education Facility in Loomis. Greg has been on the faculty of the Sierra College Music Department for the past 24 years. He is director of instrumental music, vocal jazz and general music studies. Greg’s good nature and intense musical prowess makes him the perfect combination of educator, mentor and music guru.
Nancie holds an Masters in Education from Sac State. She is co-owner and managing director of McLaughlin Studios and works tirelessly to bring the best in arts education to the commuity. She is proud of her staff and cast members and looks forward to each production with renewed vigor and excitement.
Melissa holds a B.S. in Biomedical Science from CSUS. She is as passionate about music and dance as she is about microbiology and chemistry. A singer, percussionist and dancer, Melissa has performed in school and professional groups. Her theatre credits include lead and ensemble work in MTC productions, including the role of Bombalurina in CATS. She is excited to be a part of MTC's team and to work with young students in mini musicals.
Jared has been involved in musical theatre productions since the age of 8. Highlights include Bye, Bye Birdie, Oklahoma, The Wizard of Oz, and his award winning role as Munkustrap in MTC's CATS. He is a multi-talented musician and vocal coach and enjoys sharing his knowledge with his cast members. He is excited to be a part of MTC's team.
Beth holds a B.A. in Theatre from CSUS.