to donate their expertise, time, and talent to present workshops to
YES Company members.
Mic Thompson Professional
Actor/Dancer/Choreographer. Dancer for Michael Jackson, Diana
Ross, Paula Abdul, Pointer Sisters. Feature films – FORBIDDEN
DANCE, LAMBADA, DANCE WITH ME, BASE-KETBALL. First
dancer/choreographer invited to Communist china to teach western
dance. Choreographer for Disneyland.
Dance Workshop, Choreographed “Blues” in the YES
Company production of WEST SIDE STORY.
Robert Ulrich Casting
Director for Film and Television. CSI, MATLOCK, MELROSE PLACE,
THE AGENCY, DARK ANGEL, DIAGNOSIS MURDER, EARLY EDITION, FELICITY, ANY
DAY NOW. Film and Television Workshop.
Kim Ulrich Professional
Actress, Film and Television, currently starring as Ivy Crane-NBC’s
PASSIONS. Appeared in WINGS, 3RD ROCK FROM THE
SUN, CHEERS, MURDER SHE WROTE, HIGHLANDER, AS THE WORLD TURNS.
Film and Television Workshop.
Jere O’Donnell Professional
Actor/Director (New York); Professor of Acting, CSUS.
Stage Fighting and Acting Workshops.
Professional Actress (New York). Acting Teacher, CSUS.
Acting in the Theatre and Characterization
Jack Souza Professional
Actor/Director. Masters Degree in Theatre, University College,
Acting in the Theatre and Characterization Workshop.
Lori Bryhni Professional
Dancer – Loretta Livingston and Dancers, Dance Collaboration.
Teacher- Johansen High School. Modern
Jana Chiavetta Professional Dancer – Contemporary Dance
Collective; Studied at San Francisco State University and Alvin Ailey,
NYC. Teacher – Hart Ransom School.
Movement for Non-Dancers Workshop.
Maggie Costa Career
Educator, Keys to Success, Stanislaus County Office of Education.
Facilitator of Pacific Institute’s – Investment in Excellence
(provided by Royal Robbins).
Charlotte Ferriera International
Baccalaureate, Coordinator, Modesto City Schools.
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Workshop. Character
Rhonda Dahlgren Community
Resource Advocate, Communications Liaison for Project ALIVE!,
Stanislaus County Office of Education. County Coordinator for
Friday Night Live. Director of Spontaneous Combustion Tobacco
Prevention Teen Theatre.
Character Counts Workshop.
Richard Bernal Ex-gang
member who spent 23 years incarcerated for various offenses.
Today, volunteers as a speaker to share his experiences, strength and
hope with youth. Gangs… Yesterday and
Cheryal Villierme Substance
Abuse Counselors Coordinator, Thunder Road Adolescent Treatment
Center. Recovering heroin addict and alcoholic, former gang
Gangs…Yesterday and Today.
David Yanez Professional
Dancer – Regional Theatre for the past 20 years. CHORUS LINE,
JESUS CHRIST SUPER STAR, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
Introduction to Dance Workshop.
Karen Lotko Actress/Singer-
CHESS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, SWEENY TODD, INTO THE WOODS,
WILL ROGERS FOLLIES. Drama Instructor – Downey High School.
Judy Yates Set/Costume
Designer – Los Altos Youth Theatre, Townsend Opera Players (TOPS),
Modesto Performing Arts (MPA), Theatre in the Square, YES
Scenic Design Workshop.
Thames Wong YES
COMPANY Alumni, California State University, Northridge. DJ,
Stand-up at Hollywood Improv, featured Rap artist recording released
in Belgium, Marketing for Soundbreak.com, Intern Columbia Records.
Real Life after YES Company.
Charles Mullins Speech
Instructor - Sacramento City College. Masters Degree in Speech
Communication, Emphasis in Performance, CSU, Fresno.
Straight plays Vs Musical Theatre Workshop.
Kathy Moser Founding
Director of Backstage Dance Company, Dancer/Choreographer.
Dance Basics Workshops.
Michael Strangio Former
Ballroom Dance Champion.
Ballroom Dance Workshop.
Justin Worsham Professional
Actor. Spent 7 years at Paramount’s Great America. 3 years
as an improviser at Comedy Sports, San Jose. Creator/Director of
improvisation group, THE UNSCRIPTABLES, Modesto.
Janell Glance Speech/Communication
Professor, Modesto Junior College. Community advocate, various
Doug Wann Supervising
Probation Officer, Stanislaus County Juvenile Probation Department.
Teenage Ethics and Responsibility Workshop.
Program Planner, Prevention Programs, SCOE
Get Fit Physical Trainer.