Meet the Team
*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
Benjamin Rafael Garcia developed a passion for theatre...
Karen grew up loving the arts and knows the value of music, song and dance for all ages...
Cristina has been an Early Educator for the past ten years with a local lab school...
Mikhail Baryshnikov invited Lawrence Pech to join American Ballet Theater in 1980.
Eric Fraisher Hayes
Eric Fraisher Hayes holds an MFA in Acting from the Theatre School at DePaul...
Joan & Craig
Craig and Joan’s professional partnership spans over 25 years...
Jill Thompson is a teacher, coach, and speaker. Jill spent her college days as a music
Joallyn began seriously studying ballroom dancing in 1995, although she had...
Our Board of Directors
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