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.
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.
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.
Lily Tanner is a director and performer based Sacramento. She recently graduated from UC Davis, where she was fortunate to be a part of several department shows as an assistant director, actor, and sound designer. She also worked with student group Millennial Theatre to create original works about themes like fairy tales and Greek mythology. Outside of school, Lily has worked with Sacramento Theatre Company's school partnership program and Winters Shakespeare Workshop, a company where students perform Shakespeare's plays. Lily loves youth theatre because she loves how being in a show helps kids gain confidence, and she loves seeing how creative and dedicated students are to performing. Lily is so happy and thankful to be joining McLaughlin Studios as a director this season.