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Our Teachers

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Ziegfeld Arts Academy and Youth Theater Director

Kristin Parry has acted in and directed both youth and adult productions in Ogden and Davis Counties for the past 15 years. Before that she has also been privileged to experience the arts, both acting, teaching 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 since it opened and the Academy Director since it opened. Kristin is passionate as she teaches and works with youth, improving their skills on and off the stage and in the classroom!



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. 



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 Teacher

Matthew Tse is one of the managers of Ogden Comedy Collective. He has been performing improv for nine years across Utah, and has worked in the last three years to hone his teaching skills. He teaches classes on a regular basis each week for seasoned performers and newbies alike, bringing a style of improv that focuses on connection, confidence, and support.



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!



Acting Teacher

Eb at a young age always knew that one day he wanted to be an actor.  Growing up Eb loved movies and live performance. He performed in plays in school and when he was 16, he started working as  comedian at Quick Wits Comedy improv.  It was here that Eb truly fell in love with stage.  Improv became Eb's life and he even help run his own troupe Off The Wall up in Ogden Utah. Upon graduating from High School, Eb started his acting training at the University of Utah Actor Training Program.  There he preformed in many shows as he continue to shine in the improv community in Ogden and Salt Lake. He also spent a summer training in musical theater at the prestigious Circle in the Square in New York. Upon Graduating in 2009, Eb found a new home at Ohio University where he received his MFA. He then moved to New York for a several years, working in the New York the regional theater market. During this time Eb was honored by the Peterborough Players with the 2012 James Whitmore award.  He then moved back to Utah to help build the Ziegfeld theater, where he is now the Artistic Director.  Eb continues to Act and direct for both the stage and in film in Utah and on the west coast. In Utah he is most well known for his work with Salt Lake Acting Company and their annual production Saturday's Voyeur, as well his acting/director work with the Ziegfeld.



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.



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. 



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.


Homeschool Teacher

Becca Price is a dynamic curriculum designer who has been involved in education for 20 years. She homeschooled her six children for eight years before becoming a full-time teacher. She has taught middle school science for the last seven years and is passionate about designing enriching and joyful project-based units. Becca has a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and a master’s degree in Instructional Design with a focus on curriculum and digital learning. In her spare time (hah!), she loves cooking ridiculously complicated food projects, sewing, writing, and reading.

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