Classes

Instructors

Vanessa Chong has studied flamenco in Spain, California, and New Mexico.

Classes: Flamenco for Beginners

Deanna Luster choreographs and teaches for the DHT Shooting Stars and PACK (Performing Arts Center at Kapolei). Her performing credits include MVT’s Cabaret, numerous DHT shows such as Phantom, Cinderella, Carousel, Victor/Victoria and Follies, & Dreamgirls at Hawaii Theatre Center. She is a certified Zena Rommett Floor Barre instructor.

Classes: Musical Theatre Dance for Kids

Mathias Maas has worked at Honolulu Theatre for Youth for over 8 years, assisting with their youth theatre productions.  Mathias also taught theatre classes at Punahou and currently is teaching at ‘Iolani School. 

Classes: Musical Theatre Experience – Year Round & Homeschool, MTE for Adults, MTE Summer (Acting Instructor), MTE II (Program Director)

Erin McFadden began dancing at age eight in Southern California.  She has studied tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical and modern dance and has been teaching for DHT since 2014.

Classes: Ballet & Tap for Young Dancers, MTE for Homeschool

Anna Motteler is a graduate of the Alabama School of Fine Arts and performed with the State of Alabama Ballet.  DHT credits include Crazy For You, The Will Rogers Follies, Oliver!, 42nd St., Phantom, and most recently Camelot.  She currently teaches and choreographs at Queen Emma Ballet. 

Classes: Daytime Tap, Daytime Ballet & Stretch, Tap for Musical Theatre Levels 1 & 2

Ann Hamilton Ogilvie has a Masters degree in Theatre from ASU with a dual emphasis in Child Drama and Directing.  She has performed, directed and taught in Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii.  Ann taught drama at La Pietra, where she founded the Fine Arts department.  She has also taught Creative Drama at Punahou, St. Andrew’s Priory, Holy Nativity, and a variety of DOE schools

Classes: Acting for Children

Nanilisa Pascua received her Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Nanilisa is a music educator in the public school system and teaches private voice and is a vocal coach.  Nanilisa has also been musical director for the DHT Shooting Stars since its inception.

Classes: Broadway Vocal, Musical Theatre Experience Year-Round, MTE for Adults

Tony Pisculli is Hawaii’s premiere fight director.  He is a Master Instructor with Dueling Arts International, and has been teaching and choreographing fights on Oahu for more than 20 years for the stage, television, indy film, and opera.

Classes: Stage Combat

John Rampage is well known to Honolulu audiences and has directed and/or choreographed countless award-winning shows all around Oahu. In addition, he teaches dance at Queen Emma Dance, Inc. and DHT. 

Classes: Broadway Jazz, Silver Stars

Shannon Winpenny has studied at several prestigious acting schools in Chicago including The Second City. She has been writing, directing and performing in Chicago and Honolulu for over 15 years. In 2007, she opened Laughtrack Theater Co.

Classes: Acting for Adults, Acting for Children

Katelyn Wyatt started dancing at age 3 at the Regional School of Ballet in Corvallis, OR. She graduated from Western Oregon University with a BA in Dance. For 7 years she has danced with the Rainbow Dance Theatre under the direction of Darryl Thomas and Valerie Bergman. She has danced across the U.S. and throughout Canada.

Classes: Hip-Hop

Caryn Yee has done tap choreography and performed in multiple shows at Diamond Head Theatre. Caryn also teaches & choreographs for the Punahou Tap Company. She received her training at Punahou Dance School, Dupree Dance Academy, and The Edge in Los Angeles.

Classes: Tap for Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, & Adult Multi-Level

Yvonne Yanagihara is trained in ballet, tap and jazz.  She was the ballet instructor at SeaWorld in Florida and Columbus Dance Center, and was the dance instructor at the American School in Japan.  Locally, Yvonne has taught at Rosalie Woodson Dance Academy, Nix Dance, The Movement Center, and Ballet Hawaii.

Classes: Musical Theatre Experience Year-Round, MTE for Adults