Ziegfeld Arts Academy and Youth Theater Director

Kristin Parry has acted and directed both youth and adult productions in Ogden and Davis Counties for the past 10 years. Before that she has also been privileged to experience the arts, both acting and directing in many different countries including Brazil, Germany, Portugal and the United Kingdom. She has been the Youth Theater Director for the Ziegfeld Theater for many years now and is passionate as she works with youth, improving their skills on and off the stage!

Voice Teacher, NYC based

Rick Rea is a professional musical theatre director, teacher, private coach, performer and composer/writer. A former Artistic Director of The Ziegfeld Theater and Ziegfeld Arts Academy, he coaches forty private voice, acting and piano students and teachers musical theatre classes to adults and youth in Ogden, Centerville and beyond. Rick has a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre from Weber State University. 

Asst. Director Zig Youth and Acting Teacher

Rachel Holdaway loves all aspects of theater! She began performing at the age of six and since then has been involved in over 100 productions. Rachel trained at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. She is excited to share her love of theater with the children at the Ziegfeld Arts Academy!  

Acting Teacher

Caleb Parry is the Executive director of The Ziegfeld Theater and Ziegfeld Arts Academy. With a degree in Musical Theater from WSU, as well as years of performing and directing, he offers a great perspective to new and continuing acting students. 

Clogging Teacher

I love clogging! I've been clogging for about 12 years now. I first started clogging at age 5 then stopped around age 15, due to cheerleading. A couple years ago, I started back up in an adult clogging class with The K&C Fab 5 Studio. Its been so fun to have the love of dance back in my life in my 30s! I love my family, love the outdoors, love clogging, and I can't live without music! 

Improv and Art Teacher

Chris Bodily has been working as a professional artist and illustrator for over seventeen years.

He is the recipient of the 2015 Utah Arts Festival People's Choice Award. Additionally he has received two Del Close Awards, a City Weekly Arty Award, and was named one of Ogden’s 40 Under 40 in 2016.

Chris is a proud alumni and former adjunct professor of Southern Utah University. Additionally he has seven years teaching experience at various institutions including Weber State Continuing Ed, Moonridge Academy, and Kolob Canyon RTC.  

Chris has thirteen years improv experience which includes training from world-class improv masters Charna Halpern, James Grace, and David Razowsky.

Art Teacher

Cindy is a professional artist who to create and sell her artwork. She loves capturing details and is skilled with a variety of artistic mediums. 


She was the Ben Lomond Art Sterling Scholar in 2002 and has won many first-place ribbons for her artwork. 


Cindy has been teaching art classes for many years. She believes that children are naturally creative, and loves to help them develop their own creative style of art! She wants each of her students to have fun learning a variety of different artist mediums and techniques!

Dance Instructor 

Josh has been dancing for 12 years, 6 of those on a competitive ballroom team and has several medals from that time. Since then he has been a choreographer for several large scale productions and loves to teach kids as well as adults. Come to class if you love to sweat!

Storytelling Teacher

Kristen Clay has circled the globe as a storyteller, actor, teacher and perpetual student. She is the creator and director of Story Tours: Ogden & Salt Lake City Ghost Tours, Hysterical History Tours and many custom storytelling concerts. She has been a featured teller at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and is a regular teller at the WSU Storytelling festival. Kristen is well known for bringing the islands of Polynesia alive as she shares Hawaiian Ghost Stories (Obake Tales),
blending ancient mythology with modern phenomenon. She also has a passion for healing and inspirational stories that she has been privileged to share in schools, prisons, rehab facilities,
and with youth in custody. Her greatest joy is watching her audiences and students make connections with different cultures and experiences, then remember their own stories. Kristen
currently resides in Utah. While not writing or performing, she enjoys traveling, reading,
cooking, spending time in nature, hanging out with friends, family and her menagerie of pets.