Kaili Doeden has been teaching with CPT (formerly CYT Wichita) since 2016. She began dancing at the age of three and has always loved performing and choreography. Kaili studied at Butler Community College and was a member of the A Cappella group there. In 2018, she married Kyle Doeden and in March of 2020 gave birth to their daughter Nora. Kaili adores working with the children and feels immensely blessed and grateful to God for the opportunity to do His work in this organization!
Vance is super excited to teach for us this session help bring this exciting upbeat show to life! Previously he has been able to participate with CP Theatre as student, cast member, intern choreographer, class teacher and am now happy to be choreographing High School Musical Jr! Currently Vance teaches at Paquita Dance Center, teaching Boy's Dance and Partnering. He have long enjoyed the variety that different styles of shows bring, and High School Musical is no exception. with sharp moves and precision, we will craft an exciting, upbeat production!
Erin (Conry) Kirkland grew up in the Chicago suburbs and spent her high school years as a part of CYT Chicago, performing in many wonderful shows. She then set off to earn a Bachelor of Music Education from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. Moving to Wichita after graduation, Erin quickly connected with Wichita's brand new Christian Youth Theater. Since then, she has been the music director for seven full productions, one enrollment show, and numerous summer camps. She has loved all the memories made with CYT Wichita and looks forward to making many more with Christian Performance Theatre!
Erin keeps busy teaching elementary music at All Saints Catholic School, participating in the music ministry at her church, and of course spending time with her husband, Bret.
Kim fell in love with theatre in the fifth grade when she played ‘Becky’ in ‘Tom Sawyer’ for her English class production. It was definitely small beginning, but it had her hooked. She then began being involved in school productions, community theatres, and one of her favorites, ‘Shakespeare in the Park’. She entered WSU with her heart tugging her to a theatre major and maybe even New York when God decided to redirect her onto the path He had chosen, nursing. At first she was disappointed, but then she met her husband Tom when they had the same patient. They have been married now for 30 years and have 7 children. They gained two of the seven two summers ago when two of their children were married a week a part. Knowing her heart, God brought her back into theatre when her children were small in the area of directing. She started directing for church productions, and writing and performing for church related events. She then began directing in high school productions when her children followed her love of theatre. This led her happily to CYT, which is now of course Christian Performance Theatre or CP Theatre. She has directed 10 shows for CYT and loves how it is such a supportive environment where she has grown and developed right along with these gifted kids. She is so thankful to God for loving her and letting her be a part of a ministry she so delights in.
David Ladwig is an independent artist working out of The Stew, LLC in Wichita KS. A deep passion of Christ that radiates into every area of his life drives David to create art that is both inspiring, and authentic. As a music producer, David has been releasing music for three years now. His most notable song "Only Fools" recently reached just over half a million streams worldwide. With an Indie/Alternative Hip Hop style, each track he makes seamlessly meshes multiple genre inspirations to make truly original tracks.
Gracie Allyn is a 20-year-old CYT alumni who has been dancing for 12 years. She’s choreographed 2 productions for Sunrise Christian Academy: Charlie Brown, Beauty and the Beast JR. Gracie has also taught tap, hip hop and is excited to be the choreographer for the upcoming production, CP Theatre’s “Madagascar”!