Meet the Team

Co-Founder & Executive Producer

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Shayna Ronen

Shayna is a native of Walnut Creek and discovered theater...

Operations Coordinator

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Renée Le Tourneau

Renée originally began volunteering with ICDT! in 2016...

Finance Manager

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Donna Le Tourneau

A San Francisco native, Donna has loved musical theatre...

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

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Jarusha Ariel

Jarusha received her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College...

Project Coordinator & Communications Assistant

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Natalie Bartnick

Natalie was born and raised in Danville, and has participated...

*Shayna & Jarusha are carrying on the Legacy of Edward Belasco. CLICK HERE to read their history and learn where their vision for the Performing Arts Center began!

Meet our Instructors

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Benny Garcia

ICDT! Teacher

Benjamin Rafael Garcia developed a passion for theatre...

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Micaela Groman

ICDT! Teacher

Micaela Groman has been an active teaching artist in the Bay Area for over a...

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Sarah Schori

ICDT! Teacher

Sarah began her training in her hometown of Moraga at age 4. She trained...

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Craig Johnson

Guest Instructor

Craig and Joan’s professional partnership spans over 25 years...

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Lauren Balukjian

Guest Instructor

Lauren Balukjian is an Empowerment Coach for busy, professional...

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Cristina Grosser

ICDT! Teacher

Cristina has been an Early Educator for the past ten years with a local lab school...

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Naomi Lautenschlager

ICDT! Teacher

Naomi enjoys spending time with families and is passionate...

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Tessa Shanley

ICDT! Teacher

Tessa has been dancing since she could walk and has always had...

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Joallyn Bohn

Guest Instructor

Joallyn began seriously studying ballroom dancing in 1995, although she had...

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Eric Fraisher Hayes

ICDT! Teacher

Eric Fraisher Hayes holds an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul...

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Rosie Corr

ICDT! Teacher

Rosie Corr is a student at Pomona College, where she is double majoring...

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Ariana Grace

Guest Instructor

Ariana Grace began singing and dancing from her first words...

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Joan Lundahl

Guest Instructor

Craig and Joan’s professional partnership spans over 25 years...

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Katie Turley

ICDT! Teacher

Katie Turley earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance with an...

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Rāna Rines

ICDT! Teacher

Originally from the Bay Area, Rana began her creative career with The Belasco Theatre...

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Brett Pels

Guest Instructor

As a theater kid since elementary school, I vowed I'd never...

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Joe Ayers

Guest Instructor

Joe is an actor, choreographer, director, and teaching artist originally ...

Our Board of Directors

Shayna Ronen

Jarusha Ariel

Rae Corr

Clay Rosenthal

Shanti Belasco

Jake Nicholson

Our Roots

 ICDT! stems from an existing family of theatre lovers bonded by The Belasco Theatre Company  where Co-Founders Shayna and Jarusha spent the majority of their childhood. It was through the Belasco experience that their love of theatre grew and the seed of ICDT! was planted. Looking back on the unique experience they were given through Belasco, they know it was an important gift they need to pass on. The friendships and community that develop within a theatre company are so precious, especially in a world where we are linked so tightly with technology rather than ourselves and others. ICDT! is not only looking to develop talented performers, but to give our youth the tools needed to mature into confident, creative adults who will succeed in anything they put their minds to!

Shayna & Jarusha with Edward Belasco, 1997