Meet the Team

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Shayna Ronen

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

Director of Operations

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Emily Hurlbut

Emily fell in love with theatre after seeing her first show, Wicked...

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...

Community Liaison

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Elizabeth Carlson

Elizabeth, also known as Liz, loves working behind the scenes...

*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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Jill Thompson

ICDT! Teacher

Jill Thompson is a teacher, coach, and speaker. Jill spent her college days as a music

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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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Cristina Grosser

ICDT! Teacher

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

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Karen McMahon

ICDT! Teacher

Karen grew up loving the arts and knows the value of music, song and dance for all ages...

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Joan & Craig

Guest Instructors

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

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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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Lawrence Pech

ICDT! Teacher

Mikhail Baryshnikov invited Lawrence Pech to join American Ballet Theater in 1980.

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Courtnee Rhone

Guest Instructor

Courtnee graduated from Dillard University in New Orleans

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George Nikitas

ICDT! Teacher

George Nikitas is a bay area native who’s directing, choreography...

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Marcia Cope-Hart

ICDT! Teacher

Marcia Cope-Hart has a vast professional performing career...

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Joallyn Bohn

Guest Instructor

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

Our Board of Directors

Shayna Ronen, Executive Director
Rae Corr, Board Member
Jarusha Ariel, Artistic Director
Shanti Belasco,  Board Member
Jake Nicholson,  Board Member
Clay Rosenthal, Board Member

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 Del Valle Theatre Walnut Creek

Shayna & Jarusha with Edward Belasco, 1997