The Yorba Linda Spotlight Theater Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing performing arts education and performance opportunities to the aspiring artists of Orange County and surrounding areas. Our mission is to provide a welcoming, fun and positive experience for all of our participants and produce high quality performances with professional technical elements. Besides our full-scale musicals, we also offer classes in Musical Theater, Dance, Drama, Voice and Piano.
We hope you will join the YL Spotlight family. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-223-2864!
Click on the photos below to learn more about our talented staff members.
Elise Jackson Lamm
Founder, Financial Director
Spotlight Founder. USC Society of Trojan Women Board Member. Screenwriter. Loves working behind the scenes to support our young artists.
OCSA Director of Integrated Arts. Spotlight Show Director/Choreographer. Enjoys sharing her passion for theater with the next generation.
Katie Jo McCauley
Studio Manager, Acting
Disneyland Youth Education Facilitator, Guest Talent Coordinator & Ambassador. Has loved performing since she was 8.
Production Coordinator, Broadway Jr.
First joined the Spotlight family as a student. BA in Education. Has been teaching Broadway Junior since 2013.
Boston Conservatory BFA in Musical Theater. Performed in several national tours. Actors Equity Association Member.
Dancing since she was 3. Co-choreographed a piece entitled “Rise Above" - ACDA South Regional Conference top 10 piece.
Toured with the California Baptist University Women’s Choir. Studied vocal performance and music composition.
Studied Commercial Voice at nationally recognized Belmont University in Nashville. Studied Music History & Theory for a summer in Rome.
Magna Cum Laude BFA from Cal State Fullerton. Was the lead production singer for Holland America Cruise Line.
Loves to mentor and guide young artists. Veteran Director and Choreographer.
Musical Theater Minis, Director
Started teaching when she was 12. Loves creating fun programs to engage young performers.
Degrees in Piano Performance and Music Education from Biola. Loves to communicate musical concepts in creative ways.
Has been singing, playing piano, and handbells most of her life. Defines herself as a musician, slightly obsessed with Disney, the color green, gum, and Christmas Caroling!
Christopher W. Smith
Passion for Dual Piano work. Resident music director for the Musical Theatre Conservatory at Orange County School of the Arts. Also teaches at the Laguna Playhouse.