Meet the Team

Co-Founder & Executive Director

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Shayna Ronen

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

Operations Manager

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Emily Steiner

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

Operational Assistant

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Natalie Bartnick

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

Co-Founder & Artistic Director

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Jarusha Ariel

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

Media Manager & Homeschool 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...

*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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Rosie Corr

ICDT! Summer Teacher

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

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Joallyn Bohn

Guest Instructor

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

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Brett Pels

ICDT! Teacher

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

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Riddhi Kapoor

ICDT! Teacher

Dancing makes me the ‘happiest’ and gives me the adrenalin to learn...

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Katie Turley

ICDT! Summer Teacher

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

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Joe Ayers

Guest Instructor

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

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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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Rāna Rines

ICDT! Teacher

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

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Joan & Craig

Guest Instructors

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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Eric Fraisher Hayes

ICDT! Teacher

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

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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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Ariana Grace

Guest Instructor

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

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