About Us

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 info@ylspotlight.org or 714-223-2864!

Click on the photos below to learn more about our talented staff members.

Elise Jackson Lamm
Founder, CFO

Spotlight Founder. USC Society of Trojan Women Board Member. Screenwriter. Loves working behind the scenes to support our young artists.

Charna Lopez
Artistic Director

OCSA Director of Integrated Arts. Spotlight Show Director/Choreographer. Enjoys sharing her passion for theater with the next generation.

Katie Jo McCauley
Studio Manager, Director, Instructor (Acting, Voice)

Loves Directing Spotlight shows. Previous Disneyland Youth Education Facilitator. Has been performing since she was 8.

Amanda Moore
MTW Production Coordinator

First joined the Spotlight family as a student. MA in Education. Loves teaching MT Workshops and our Performance Troupe.

Katie Brown
Instructor (Voice)

Veteran performer and instructor. BA in Musical Theater with Honors in General Education. Can't imagine her life without music!

Katie Perry

Professional actor, singer, teacher, director and choreographer. BFA University of Oklahoma. OCSA Instructor.

Cristen Skoglund
Choreographer, Instructor (Dance)

Founded IMPACT Dance Company. Performed in the 1993 Super Bowl Halftime Show with Michael Jackson. Teaches dance at OCSA.

Annie Pfost
Musical Director, Instructor (Voice)

Studied Commercial Voice at nationally recognized Belmont University in Nashville. Studied Music History & Theory for a summer in Rome.

Bert Fulton
Director, Instructor

Loves to mentor and guide young artists. Veteran Director and Choreographer. 

Dana McMenamin
Instructor (Piano, Voice)

Toured with the California Baptist University Women’s Choir. Studied vocal performance and music composition.

Ron Kinloch
Instructor (Acting)

Spotlight Alum. Disneyland Performer. Loves to inspire kids to do their best and see what they’re capable of!

Camryn Burns
Instructor (Acting, Voice)

Spotlight alum. BFA Azusa Pacific University. Loves to see people grow in their talent. 

Emma Alberto

Veteran Spotlight performer and camp counselor. Loves to work with our youngest performers.

Joshua Schneider
Assistant Studio Manager, Choreographer

Dancing since he was 8 in a wide array of genres. Loves photography and Disneyland.

Maddie Young
Choreographer, Camp Director

Dancing since she was 3. Co-choreographed a piece entitled “Rise Above" - ACDA South Regional Conference top 10 piece.

Christopher W. Smith
Musical Director

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.