A Message From the Founders

Welcome to the start of something big! I Can Do That! Theatre Company has literally outgrown itself. Our small, single studio space can no longer house the incredible demand of families wanting to be a part of the ICDT family. We have been seeking a creative next step in order to best serve more of our local youth and are proud to announce that we are expanding and becoming more of who we are meant to be!

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We envision a world where the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and doers have the capacity to thrive and make a positive impact in an increasingly complex and stressful world. The new ICDT Performing Arts Center will embrace the importance of community and the power of performing arts in order to fuel our youth. Join us!

-Shayna & Jarusha

The Co-Founders

Shayna Ronen

Shayna is a native of Walnut Creek and discovered theater at the age of 9 under the direction of Edward Belasco in the Belasco Theater Company.  Over the next ten years, she performed locally with numerous theater companies and trained with The Ballet School, Lawrence Pech and private vocal instructor Lucia Scardigno.  She moved to New York in 2001 and graduated with a degree in Psychology, Linguistics, and Philosophy from New York University.  Shayna is a proud mother of two young boys who teach her every day how to be curious, bold, and full of humor.  She is overjoyed to be bringing her love of theatre to a new generation of performers and to provide the Bay Area with some OUTSTANDING musical theatre!!

Jarusha Ariel

Jarusha received her BFA in Acting from Marymount Manhattan College. Upon graduating, she continued her professional acting career performing with multiple regional and Off-Broadway theatres. In 2011 her passion took her overseas to Tokyo Disney Resort, where she shared magic bringing beloved Disney heroines to life for two years. She is now settled in the East Bay and has performed locally with Clayton Theatre Company, Vagabond Players, and CCMT where she starred in the title role of Gypsy. After completing two years as a preschool teacher, she is so happy to finally combine her passion for theatre with her love of teaching and inspiring children.

Our Board of Directors

Shayna Ronen

Jarusha Ariel

Rae Corr

Clay Rosenthal

Shanti Belasco

Jake Nicholson

Berkley Skillicorn

Berkley Skillicorn is the Production Assistant and Stage Manager for ICDT. She graduated from William Jessup University where she studied Arts Management. After graduating she went to NYC for a stage management internship at the Gershwin Theatre for Wicked on Broadway! She has pursued Stage Management & Technical Theatre for many years. Favorite credits include Oklahoma (PSM), A Midsummer Night's Dream (ASM), It's a Wonderful Life (Assistant Lighting Design), Spelling Bee (Lighting Design), Guys & Dolls (Props Assistant). 

Benny Garcia

Benjamin Rafael Garcia developed a passion for theatre and music very early in his life.  It brings him such joy to help nurture that passion in children and young adults at I Can Do That Theatre Company.  He began studying music (piano/voice) at age 8, Acting at age 10, and Improvisation at 16.  He can currently be seen performing as an actor and Vocalist in plays, musicals, and revues in theatres all over the Bay area.

Chris Aceves

Chris has been performing in musical theatre for the past 20 years of his life. He has been trained in ballet, jazz, and modern dance and is very well versed in many different styles of dance technique. He has worked with many favorable companies in the Bay Area including Broadway By the Bay and Contra Costa Musical Theatre Company. Some of his favorite credits include: A Chorus Line, West Side Story, & Oklahoma. Teaching has always been a huge passion of his and he is ecstatic to be able to help kids and teens personally grow, develop, and build confidence through dance and musical theatre!

Our Staff

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