Biola Youth Theatre Staff
- Artistic Director/Producer (BYT)
Michele has been involved in the performing arts for over 30 years, and her passion is ministry in the arts. Michele worked professionally in the arts regionally as an actor, singer, dancer and choreographer. Favorite roles include Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Minnie Fay in Hello Dolly, Morales in A Chorus Line, and Catherine Marshall in A Man Called Peter, for which she was nominated for an Obie (Best of Off-Broadway) Award. Choreography credits include The Pajama Game, Once Upon a Mattress,...
- Office Manager
- Office Assistant
- Adjunct Professor, Theatre
- Choreographer, BYT
Rebekah Bortot is from Virginia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre in 2012. She has taught in the arts for eleven years and currently serves as choreographer for Biola Youth Theatre. Before coming to Biola, she was a founding member of the Chicago non-profit Christian theatre company, Honest Theatre. While there, she studied improv at the iO Theater. In her spare time, she enjoys playing board games and escape rooms with her husband, Zachary, and spending time with their cat,...
- Vocal Director/Coach
Eileen O’Hern, vocal director, began playing in the Biola Youth Theatre (BYT) sandbox with the first summer skills camp in 2003. At various times after that summer, she added several Young Players shows to her resume — in addition to all the summer camps since — until finally, in 2009, she dove headlong into the pool, leisurely mixing metaphors and never looking back.
Eileen holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton, has been a soloist with the Knoxville...
- Production Coordinator
- Staff Accompanist
- Production Stage Manager