CYT offers classes over the course of three sessions during the school year: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Weekly classes last for two hours and run for ten consecutive weeks. A variety of classes are offered in drama, voice, dance, and specialty classes that vary per session. Most of the classes are small to insure personal attention and growth.

At the end of a CYT session, students will come away with improved skills in the area of emphasis. During the last week of class, a high-energy showcase is presented by each class to demonstrate to other students, family, and friends what they have learned.

Current Classes:

Class: Age: Chapter: Location: Day: Time: Start: End:
Disney on Broadway 8-12 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Game-Changing Broadway Dance 13-18 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Improv: Character Building and Discovery 13-18 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
No Regrets: Audition Workshop 8-12 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Our Gang 4-7 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Songwriting 101 13-18 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18
Tap III: Choreography 13-18 Williamson County
(Spring 2021)
New Hope Community Church Tue 6:00pm - 8:00pm Mar 09 May 18


CYT offers a wide variety of classes, and they all enable students to gain valuable theater arts training, develop confidence and make friends!

There are currently over 50 different curriculum materials available in a variety of musical theater areas. For a complete listing click here. Please note these classes vary per session.


Parents, friends, and relatives are invited to attend CYT's Showcase performance on the last day / evening of classes, free of charge! Showcase is the grand finale of each session of classes, at which every class makes a 5-10 minute presentation of something they have learned and rehearsed during the session. Don't miss the action!


A CYT Teacher’s mission is to train and instruct students in such a way as to promote the development of character, self-esteem, and confidence. CYT teachers are qualified and experienced in the area in which they teach. They have been trained in the CYT methods of instruction and agree with the CYT values and outcome goals.  All CYT teachers have been background checked and adhere to our CYT Mission and Values. Our teachers truly care about their students and provide a constructive and fun environment for them to learn.

Current Teachers:

Clara Martinez

Clara is very thankful to be involved with CYT Nashville. She moved to Nashville from California in 2015 with her husband and 2 kids. She received her degree in Communications with an emphasis in theater in 2001 from Azusa Pacific University. She and her husband ran a non-profit theatre company in California from 2004-2008 and she has choreographed numerous productions for educational theater. She currently works for Williamson County School District as a bookkeeper for Bethesda Elementary School.

Elise Horecka

Elise Horecka grew up in Nashville and began her dance training at the age of 4. Her theatre training started a few years later, and she eventually found a true passion in creating and teaching. After working as a choreographer and dance teacher in various theatre and dance programs since she was 16, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Entertainment Industry Studies and Theatre at Belmont University. She loves her CYT family, and is so happy God led her here.

Jeff Martinez

Jeff has worked as a theatrical producer and director for numerous productions throughout the Los Angels area in California over the past 20 years. He holds a degree in Communications with a Media Studies emphasis from Azusa Pacific University. He moved to Tennessee in 2015 with his wife and 2 kids, where he now works for Ramsey Solutions. He is very thankful for the opportunity to work with CYT Nashville and share his passion for theatre with the next generation.

John Yates

John grew up in Melbourne, Florida before moving to Nashville in 2009. He has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Florida State University and a Masters Degree in Business. Since 2011 he has run his own photography business and is thankful to get to travel the world doing what he loves. John is a self professed comedy nerd. His improv group produces its own variety shows and has opened for Nashville Shakes and performed at The Third Coast Improv Festival. He is excited to share his love of comedy and performing at CYT Nashville!

Quinn Gorte

Quinn was born outside of Detroit, Michigan, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, when she was nine. Soon after the move, Quinn caught the acting/triple-threat bug and has been thoroughly enjoying every chance God gives her to pursue her passion for acting and musical theatre ever since. Quinn is a recent graduate of Lipscomb University, where she majored in Journalism and New Media. Her goal in life is to shine God's love for His children to the world through the entertainment industry and any other opportunity the Lord gives her. You can see Quinn in her latest film, Remember the Goal, on Amazon Prime.

Soren Allen

Soren Allen is a senior Music Composition student at Belmont University. At Belmont, he programs and performs much of his original music with the university’s various ensembles, and he served as the president of the local chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity. Before coming to Nashville, Soren was a student of CYT Atlanta for ten years, performing in 13 main stage shows, and attending the CYT EXPO in 2014 as a member of HYPE and the Atlanta Improv Troupe. His most memorable roles include Sir Harry in Once Upon a Mattress and Rooster Hannigan in Annie. He returned to work with the artistic team and direct music for multiple summer productions. Soren is excited to work with CYT Nashville and share his love for music and God with this wonderful community.

William Beiden

Will was born and raised in Nashville and has been a part of CYT Nashville for about 8 years and performed on stage in 11 shows with CYT. Some of his favorite CYT roles include Donkey in Shrek, Beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Cat in the Hat in Seussical. Will has always had a love for theater and anything creative! He attended Columbia State Community College to pursue his Associates in Theater Arts, and wants to work anywhere at Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.