CRYSTAL DANCER (Instructor)
Crystal Dancer is excited to be working with Musical Theater West this summer. Her last time working with MTW was also during the summer, doing the Youth Production of Footloose. Crystal has been dancing, singing, and roller skating in Orange County since she can remember. She has danced down the streets of the Disneyland Resort for 15 years. She’s worked for both Tokyo Disney Resort as a Roller-Skating Pixie, and starred in and choreographed her own 50’s Roller Skating Swing Dance show at Universal Studios Japan. Crystal is an Orange Country High School of the Arts musical theater alumni and a teacher for the Musical Theater, Arts & Entreprises, and Integrated Arts Conservatories at OCSA. Her OCSA choreography credits include Gypsy, Holidaze 21’, 10th Street Follies: Nightmare on 10th Street, and the Skate-biography for Xanadu! She was a choreographer at Knott’s Berry Farm, where her shows include: Space Beagle, The Great Pumpkin Palooza, Woodstock Music Fest, and Tech One-Two. She also runs her own production company, CPDW, with her Aussie husband. She also teaches at Stagelight Performing Arts in Brea, and CSARTS. Crystal is passionate about mentoring the next generation of performers and can’t wait to see what the summer holds.
JOANNE JAVIEN (Instructor)
Joanne Javien Coudriet, originally from Cerritos, California, is a Voice Teacher, Broadway Actress & Singer, Mother, Wife & Working Parent in the Arts. Joanne is a Manhattan School of Music graduate with a BM in Vocal Performance and currently teaches at AMDA LA.
Joanne is like your Vocal Fairy Godmother with a dynamic balance of artistic & vocal technique discipline. She uses her performing experience, musicality, extensive study of piano, and diversity to create a safe platform for her students so that they can thrive and feel confident. She leads with a focus on her student’s strengths, diversity, and uniqueness. And believes now more than ever, is the time to be loud, make a change, and make some noise. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Joanne most recently was in Kinky Boots as Maggie at the Hollywood Bowl and also at Broadway Sacramento’s production of Kinky Boots as Gemma Louise, The Sound of Music as Elsa at La Mirada Theatre. Joanne has toured the USA with the Broadway First National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Alice, Toronto with Miss Saigon as Gigi, Kim & Ellen u/s, and Japan with Disney On Classics, Aladdin as Princess Jasmine. Other credits include Two Gentlemen of Verona (Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park), Mamma Mia (Donna) Cape Fear Regional Theatre, South Pacific (Bloody Mary) Music Theatre of Wichita, STAGES St. Louis, & Westchester Broadway Theatre, Miss Saigon (Kim, Gigi, Ellen u/s) Pittsburgh CLO & St. Louis MUNY, Les Misérables (Eponine) North Shore Music Theatre, The King & I (Tuptim) Ogunquit Playhouse.