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Amanda Espinoza, Theatre Arts Training Manager

Staff Spotlight: Amanda Espinoza, Theatre Arts Training Manager

Posted on June 12, 2024

With 2024 Summer Camps officially underway as of this week, we sat down with CTC’s Theatre Arts Training Manager, Amanda Espinoza, to ask her some questions about her position. Enjoy!

CTC: What is your role at CTC?
Amanda Espinoza: I’m the Theatre Arts Training Manager. I supervise Teaching Artists, students, and oversee all the family communications for our classes and camps. I also teach many of our students in voice, movement, and acting.

CTC: What does your job involve?
AE: My job is to manage our educational programs at the theatre. From weekly classes to summer camp, you will see me in the TAT office or classroom. I operate as a resource for our education staff and families. I coordinate the information between the teaching artists, families, and other departments when our education team is needed. I help maintain our numerous classrooms and theatre spaces so that they are accessible for everyone. I also have the gift of serving as the Acting Coach for our students in our season productions.

CTC: What is your favorite part about your job?
AE: My favorite part will always be working with the students. There is this special magic that happens when students get to build from their imagination and find community in the room. Those moments drive me to keep learning and discovering new techniques to bring into the classroom and on stage.

CTC: What do you love most about CTC?
AE: CTC has taught me so much about what it means to take care of your community inside the building and outside. Every production and educational program that is done is built and executed with so much care.

CTC: How can someone prepare for a career like yours? 
AE: I earned my undergrad and graduate degree in performance and teaching. I found that all the skills I gained throughout my studies were ideal in administrative positions. I can create new programs and implement my teaching and performance knowledge to ensure that both the artists and students will succeed. I will say that the best experience is hands-on and looking for opportunities such as being a teaching assistant for a classroom or theatre production. And ask all the questions! I asked so many questions and those answers lead me here.