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SVST Camp Instructors

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COLLIN J. PITTMANN (Camp Director) is currently pursuing an MFA in Theatre Directing at the UK’s #1 Drama School - East15 (London). Pittmann recently worked as Assistant Director on the World Premiere of an Off-West End production titled Wilko at the Queen's Theatre. In 2023, Pittmann received the Washington Governor’s Arts & Heritage ‘Young Leader Award.’ He is a 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University, where he double majored in theatre and broadcast journalism. While at TCU, Pittmann arranged and directed an award-winning revue production titled Wonder Women: Celebrating Women’s Roles on Broadway. He was recognized by the university as an 'Emerging Leader' in 2023. An involved theatre artist and Spokane native, Pittmann works as Production Manager for the acclaimed Spokane Valley Summer Theatre (SVST). His recent SVST credits include Director of Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville, Co-Director of SVST Rising Stars, and Production Stage Manager for The Bridges of Madison County, Sister Act, Little House on the Prairie, The Sound of Music and Into The Woods. He is thrilled to continue his work with SVST and looks forward to a lifelong career in theatre and education.

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DR. ANDREA OLSEN is the Director of Music Ministry at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist and previously served on the music faculty at Gonzaga University from 2002- 2009. She was the music specialist at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute from 2005-2018, and has served on the voice faculty at Holy Names Music Center since 2005, at North Idaho College since 2009, and Spokane Falls Community College since 2014. Andrea is a frequent adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor for music festivals in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana. Andrea has music directed several shows at area high schools and Community Colleges including Bonnie & Clyde, Catch Me if You Can, Beauty and the Beast, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Happy Days, Funny Girl, Once Upon a Mattress, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The Little Mermaid. As a soloist, Andrea has sung with organizations all across the Inland Northwest. Andrea’s notable musical theater roles include “Christine” in Phantom, “Miss Sarah Brown” in Guys & Dolls, “Cathy” in The Last Five Years, “Johanna” in Sweeney Todd, “Maria” in West Side Story, “Betty” in White Christmas, “Fantine” in Les Misérables, “Witch” in Into the Woods, “Patsy” in Always, Patsy Cline, “Lily” in The Secret Garden, and “Donna” in Mamma Mia! Andrea holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, a Master of Arts in Music degree as well as a CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) Certification and a Doctorate of Sacred Music.

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HALIEY WEBER is a Washington State native. Haliey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a Masters in Education from Eastern Washington University. She and her husband moved to Quincy, WA in December of 2019 to begin her teaching career at Quincy High School, where she teaches Drama and English. After her first love of teaching, Haliey is also a professional actor, director, clinician, and technician. Haliey has worked with numerous theatrical organizations and is currently the Teen Director for Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s Acting Conservatory. Some favorite shows she has worked on include: Always, Patsy Cline, The Sound of Music, Fuddy Meers, Mamma Mia!, and Alice in Wonderland. When Haliey isn’t working on a show, she loves to foster the same adoration, devotion, passion, and discipline for the performing arts within younger generations.

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AMANDA GUARISCO is a graduate of Eastern Washington University where she double majored in Secondary English Education and Theatre. She also earned her certification in Career and Technical Education for Technical Theatre & Design in 2020. She has spent the last four years teaching and directing at University and Central Valley High Schools. Amanda has been an active member of Spokane Valley Summer Theatre since its inception. She acts, teaches camps, stage manages, assists with production coordination and works on the Box Office team. She has been acting since she was in elementary school and continues to do so. Spokane Valley Summer Theatre shows she has been seen in: Bring it On: The MusicalThe Sound of Music, Mamma Mia!, Sister Act, Escape to Margaritaville, and South Pacific. Amanda also co-directs and emcees SVST Rising Stars - a musical showcase of talented regional teens and young adults pursuing musical theatre and studying in coveted training programs across the nation. Additionally, Amanda is an active advisory council member for the Idaho Central Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center. She looks forward to the steppingstone that the facility will be for the multitude of talent in our area!

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EMMA SELLE is a college student at Elmhurst University, just outside of Chicago! She is pursuing a double major in Theatre & Business Administration. She loves to work with theatre artists of all ages, but she especially loves working with theatre kids: both those who are discovering theatre magic for the first time and those who have loved it since they were tiny. Emma has extensive experience as a teacher; she spent five years as a swim coach and swim instructor, has worked as a tutor, and taught camps with SVST during their 2023 season. Outside of teaching, she also loves to stage manage, direct, and act from time to time. She is very excited to help make some fun theatre this summer!

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NOELLE FRIES is thrilled to commence her third summer with the SVST Conservatory! She brings a unique perspective to her role as instructor, having been involved in main stage productions alongside some of the area's most talented adults since she was 7 years old. Her first audition/role was Little Cosette in a 6-week sold out run of “Les Miserables” in which she was cast by SVST Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A.K. Johnson. They and many others have been her acting mentors and nurtured her as theater ‘family’ in numerous productions over the years. Noelle is one of a handful of actors who can say she has been with SVST every season since its first in 2016. Her most recent role was Sandy in last summer’s Grease. Other favorite SVST roles include Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden). Little Red Riding Hood (Into The Woods), Louisa (The Sound of Music). Noelle has been cast in more than 20 productions. She’s also been a part of performances/collaborations on the areas well-known stages: Les Miserables with the Spokane Symphony at the Fox, Christmas at the Bing with the Clarion Brass and at the FICA (Opera House) was in the ensemble of the Spokane engagements of the National Tour of A Christmas Story. Noelle’s a triple-threat, having studied dance and voice over the years, while sharpening her acting skills in productions. She’s also done television (guest starring in ‘Z Nation’), been in local TV commercials and even starred in a national ‘Fruity Pebbles’ commercial. Noelle hopes to share with conservatory students her passion for being part of a team to create and tell stories and the great life-skills she’s learned through being involved in theater.

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TARYN ANN QUAYLE is a multi-hyphenated theatre artist with an M.Ed in Educational Leadership, B.F.A in Choreography & Performance, B.F.A in Studio Teaching and a B.A. in Acting & Directing - all from the University of Montana. Taryn has a particular passion for working with young people, evident from her years of experience as a theatre Academy Instructor & Workshop Leader for Orphan Girl Children's Theatre (Butte, MT) and her extensive background as a Choreographer & Dance Instructor. Notably, Quayle received the "Outstanding New Professional" award in 2019 from the American College Personnel Association. Students will adore Taryn's bright, warm personality as an instructor for several SVST Conservatory camps!

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