CYT Lafayette

Mailing Address:
4400 Ambassador Caffery
Suite A Box 307
Lafayette, LA 70508

Phone: 337-258-2349

Contact Us


Current Staff Members:

Gerald Broussard

Executive Director gerald@cytlafayette.org


Patti Broussard

Chapter Coordinator patti@cytlafayette.org


Kallie Theriot

Artistic Director kallie@cytlafayette.org


Brandy Batiste

Show Coordinator brandy@cytlafayette.org


Joy Broussard

Chapter Coordinator (CYT Vermilion) joy@cytlafayette.org


Shannon Waits

Vermilion Show Coordinator shannon@cytlafayette.org


Catherine Walker

Assistant Show Coordinator cat@cytlafayette.org


Jeantelle Leblanc

Business Manager/Branch Administrator Jeantelle@cytlafayette.org


Donielle Watkins

CPA


Tina Sciambra

Costume Manager tina@cytlafayette.org


Greg LeBlanc

Set Manager mailto:greg@cytlafayette.org


Scott Candebat

Set Manager Assistant


Allison Hebert

Costume Assistant allison@cytlafayette.org


Katie Broussard

Graphic Designer katie@cytlafayette.org


Lauren Keating

Camp Coordinator laurencytlafayette@gmail.com


Whitney Petree

HYPE Adviser (High School Youth Pursuing Excellence) whitney@cytlafayette.org


Melissa Foshee

Marketing Director marketing@cytlafayette.org


Melissa Guest

Improv Coach melissa@cytlafayette.org


Hilton Waits

Set designer-Vermilion hilton@cytlafayette.org


Charon Harris

Standing O Membership and Season Tickets cytstandingo@gmail.com


Ethan Martinez

Technical Manager tech@cytlafayette.org


Current Teachers:

Anna Chambers

Anna is veteran CYT teacher. She is currently a teacher at First Baptist School, as well as the Hair/Makeup Coordinator for CYT. She had the privilege of being the stage manager for CCT’s Little Shop of Horrors and has been the stage manager for Lafayette’s Audience of One for eleven years.


Celia Theriot

Celia Theriot is a 20 year-old CYT alum who is super thrilled to be a CYT teacher! Along with being in over 20 CYT shows, she recently was the co-choreographer for CYT’s G2K Cinderella and the stage manager for Matilda. Celia is also a dance graduate of 15 years at Delarue Dance Centre! She loves sharing her love for dance and theater with this generation of kids, and can’t wait to see them grow in their love of theatre!


Danie Adams

Hi! My name is Danie Adams and I am so excited to begin my teaching journey with CYT! I'm a recent high school graduate and I've been in over 20 productions throughout the last 7 years with CYT/CCT and other theatre companies. I have 12 years of dance experience and have trained in many styles including jazz, contemporary, tap, hip hop, and musical theatre. I was also recently the co choreographer for Ascension Episcopal Middle Schools production of Seussical Jr. I hope through my class your child can grow in not only their skills and knowledge of dance, but in confidence of their abilities and of who God created them to be.


Emily Roy

Hello! My name is Emily Roy and I will be teaching Drama 101! I have taught several classes over the years and I can’t wait to get started for this session! I have had the wonderful opportunity to have directed CYT Lafayette’s Guys and Dolls, Lion King Junior, and Cinderella Junior. What I love most about teaching is seeing kids grow from day one to showcase. I love helping kids discover their talents and helping them use their talents to become over all better performers. What I mostly love about classes, is seeing how CYT brings kids closer to God.


Ian Bonin

Ian is currently studying Mathematics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette after which he plans to teach high school math. He has spent the past decade of his life performing on many stages in New Iberia, Abbeyville, and Lafayette. Contact: imbonin99@gmail.com


Jeremiah Rhinehardt

My name is Jeremiah Rhinehardt, and I graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Performing Arts with a Concentration in Dance. I have performed in several CCT shows, my first one being West Side Story & have also choreographed for two CCT shows (White Christmas & Little Shop). I am very excited to be teaching for CYT & even more excited to learn & grow more as a person & a teacher!


Katie Broussard

Katie Broussard has been involved with CYT since CYT Lafayette’s first show, Godspell. She has helped with many summer camps, taught Our Gang for 4 years, helped with hair and makeup for many shows, serves as the current graphic designer for CYT, and previously assistant directed Cinderella Jr. She is currently working as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. CYT is a place where she has met many amazing and lifelong friends. She always wants CYT to be a place where kids can grow and learn together and make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.


Katy Guidry

Katy has been involved with CYT for over 9 years! She started dancing when she was 4 years old at Academy of Christian Arts, and joined CYT when she was 12 and has been involved in it ever since. In that time she was in over 17 shows including 4 CCT shows, been a part of many summer camps with CYT as both a counselor and a camper, and has also been teaching Our Gang for students involved in the organization for the past few years! She was involved with CYT’s Peter Pan and Wizard of Oz helping with choreography and also Ascensions Mulan Jr. Being in this organization has helped Katy come out of her shell and make friends that’s going to last a lifetime!


Maria Williams

Maria was born in Lafayette Louisiana, and she has always had a love for the dramatics. She has been teaching for CYT for the last 9 years and has loved it more than anything else she has ever been a part of. Maria is a graduate from ULL with a bachelors degree in Spanish and Criminal justice. In 2017 she started a non profit to fight against human trafficking. She has been a music teacher for the last 19 years. She feels it is a beautiful opportunity to be able to teach children instruments, acting and vocals, and then to watch them as they grow and develop in their skill.


Maria Kimball

My name is Maria Kimball and I have been involved with CYT for 5 years through my daughter who began with ‪the Wiggles‬ at 5 years old. I have been a teacher in St. Landry Parish for 24 years with the last 15 years in Pre-K. I am looking forward to fostering the development of a lifelong love of music, theatre, and the arts through this class!


Melissa Bowen

Melissa Bowen has had a life-long love affair with musical theatre, beginning as a 16-year old in "Leader of the Pack".  She received a Minor in Dance at U(S)L, where she was also choreographer of the University showchoir.  Musical theatre continued to be a part of her life in Seattle and back to New Orleans and Lafayette. Most recently, she took on the role of Donna Sheridan in CCT’s “Mamma Mia” and was part of the talented ensemble in IPAL’s “Side by Side by Sondheim”.  She is excited to share the experience and love of musical theatre with the students of CYT Lafayette!


Natalie Bodkin

Natalie currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance, as well as a master’s degree in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette under Dr. Kristen Marchiafava. Natalie has performed in fabled venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, and the National Opera Center. She has been the featured artist of “Modern Singer Magazine” as well as the featured artist in the August 2018 edition of “The Advertiser”. Natalie has placed 3rd in the 2014, 2015, and 2017 Tri-State National Association of Teachers of Singing competition, and was a 2017 and 2019 finalist in the Madame Rose Palmai-Tenser competition. Natalie enjoys teaching a wide age range of students in both a large classroom setting and in private lessons. In the past, she has been the Children’s Music Teacher for Community Baptist Church’s summer camp, and currently teaches Class Voice I and II at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.


Nebu Halliburton

Nebu is a Lafayette native and skilled singer who loves to entertain the masses. She has always had a love for Music even while being very young. Things were put in perspective for her in first grade, when one of her classmates told her while playing on the swings that she sounded just like the radio. She absolutely loved singing but was a bit shy. She later met her mentor and great friend Chiquita Griffin, who introduced her to Choir and harmonizing. Nebu began leading songs and really blossomed as a singer under her mentor's wing. She studied Music Education with a concentration in vocals at ULL. She also studied Theater as well. As an adult she has opened up for acts such as Ginuwine, Avant, Bruh Man and Jon B. She was also a contestant on BET's syndicated singing show "Sunday's Best" and made it to the third round. She can currently be seen around the Louisiana area showcasing her vocal ability with her band The "Heavy Hittaz" and is working on her album titled "Nebula."


Rachel Moore

Rachel Moore has been a part of CYT Lafayette since 2013; first as a student and currently as a teacher. She has been in been in over 15 shows both with CYT and CCT, and has helped with summer camps, backstage crew, and taught Our Gang classes. She is currently enrolled in The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, pursuing an English degree with a concentration in Linguistics. She loves seeing how each and every student can bring stories to life on stage through CYT, and can’t wait to help them make stories of their own!


Ronni High

Ronni High, is a freshman at UL majoring in Organizational Communications. Ronni has always had a passion for theatre since she was a child. When she moved to Lafayette from Bettendorf, Iowa a little over 7 years ago, she found CYT and instantly fell in love. She has been heavily involved in CYT since she first joined in the show The Little Mermaid. She knew she had found where she belonged. Ronni has also been a part of almost every Ascension theatre production from 7th grade through senior year. Some of her favorite roles include Boris the Spy in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Gertrude in Seussical, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, Katherine in Freaky Friday, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Newsie Dancer #12 in Newsies. Now she is moving from the stage to being a CYT leader! Ronni hopes to stay involved with CYT for as long as she can. She loves doing her favorite thing with her favorite people.


Tiffany Poirrier

Tiffany Poirrier is an IPAL Board Member and theater teacher at Southside High School. She was last seen as Serena in Legally Blonde the Musical. She also enjoys spending time with her family, Billy and Chase.


Trevor Menard

Trevor Menard is a 20 year-old CYT alum who has been a part of CYT for over 7 years! He has performed in 15 CYT shows, 4 CCT shows, and shows with multiple other companies around Acadiana! He has also assistant directed Lion King Jr. with CYT, and most recently directed Into the Woods last winter! He is super excited to be continuing his CYT journey by working as a CYT teacher! He’d like to thank CYT for this wonderful opportunity, but more importantly, God, for putting this organization in his life. He would not be the person he is today without CYT!


Whitney Petree

Whitney is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in History. Upon graduation she became a full time employee at The Bayou Church where she continues to be the Worship Ministry Administrative Assistant. It was also then that she was encouraged to apply to work with CYT Lafayette and became the Wiggles teacher. Over the past seven years, Whitney has directed, assistant directed and stage managed several Christian Youth Theatre productions including Shrek the Musical, Hairspray and Les Miserables, and Newsies.