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

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

Amanda Moore
Production Coordinator

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

Bert Fulton
Director, Choreographer

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

Dana McMenamin
Piano, Voice, Musical Director

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

Cristen Skoglund
Choreographer, Dance

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

Annie Pfost

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

Katie Brown

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

Joshua Schneider
Assistant Studio Manager

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.