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Katy Jacoby

founder/instructor

Katy majored in Theatre Arts and also pursued a minor in Broadcast Journalism at Temple University. For the past 10 years, she was the managing director of the critically acclaimed theatre company, Theatre 68 in Los Angeles which holds chapters in both LA and NYC. Katy has directed, assistant directed and co-produced over 25 plays in LA and NYC. As an actress, you can find her in multiple independent films running the film festival gamut. She recently wrote, produced and starred in the short film, “A Loan Officer and a Gentleman” which just had its East Coast Premiere at the Garden State Film Festival and "After the Reality" which had its West Coast Premiere last year at the Newport Beach Film Festival.  She has performed in multiple stage productions around LA and NYC, performing in original and published work, musicals and festivals (including the 6 month run of the first ever “13 by Shanley” Festival in LA).  She worked on a new musical written by Fat Mike (NOFX), Soma Snakeoil and Jeff Marx (Avenue Q)  that she workshopped for 2 years in LA and NY.  Favorite TV Credits include, "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital", "Blunt Talk", "The Mindy Project", "Young and the Restless", and "The League".  Katy teaches Advanced Acting for the Camera to 11th graders at the Orange County School of the Arts.  

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Kelley Dorney

instructor - musical theatre intensive 

Kelley Dorney graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Emerson College.  Since graduation, Kelley has worked for over a decade professionally in London, across the U.S., and even at sea.  A native of Texas, Kelley has lived in Los Angeles for the past 4 years.  In that time, she has worked locally with Center Theatre Group, the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Musical Theatre West, 3D Theatricals, the Musical Theatre Guild, and Theatre 68.  She began working as a casting assistant for Julia Flores Casting almost three years ago, and with Julia, Kelley has helped cast shows at La Mirada, Pasadena Playhouse, A Noise Within, Boston Court, Theatreworks, and Ensemble Theatre Company.  Kelley is a member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA.