Meet Our Staff

Karen Tobey

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/VOICE COACH

Karen Tobey has been a voice and acting teacher for over 40 years and a professional singer and actress since the age of 3. An award-winning educator, her expertise lies in both teaching fundamentals of voice and drama to children of all ages, as well as refining the most professional young actors and singers in show business. Having launched over 100 careers in film, television and theatre, Karen’s roster includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt (2 time Golden Globe nominee), and Academy Award Winner Brie Larson. Karen teaches the whole child. She doesn’t only teach techniques to make them talented, but she also works on attitudes, motivation and work ethics. She feels the path to happiness is to work hard and maintain integrity and humility.

Rebecca Schonbrun

ASST. DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Rebecca is an award-winning choreographer, but her specialty really lies in giving confidence to new dancers and actors. She believes that with patience and respect to the process, any child can become a dancer! Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she has studied dance since the age of 7 under Michael Newton and Sandra Morgan. She has also attended the Jazz Dance World Congress in Chicago, working with jazz masters including Nan Giordano, Randy Duncan, Ray Leaper, and Homer Bryant. 

Since she began working for Colorado Children's Theatre, Rebecca has strived to bring her love of dance and movement to all of her students. Her choreography and hard work helped our group of singers bring home an award for Excellence in Dance from the 2017 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA, which she is immensely proud of. 

Whether your child dances down the street or has never tapped their foot on the beat, Rebecca can make them look like a superstar!

Jason Vickers

ACTING TEACHER

Jason's fun, high energy teaching style makes him a fan favorite of Colorado Children's Theatre students, but he's also a talented actor.

Kami Seymour Martin

VOCAL TEACHER

Please welcome the newest member of the CCT team! Kami received her B.F.A. in Musical Theater from NYU.  Kami co-founded California based professional regional theater company, 3-D Theatricals, where she served as Associate Artistic Director for three years.  She also served on staff for five years at The Music Room School of Performing Arts as Director/Choreographer and Teacher for their musical theatre program working with kids ages 6-18.  While living in NYC, she pursued performing and was a trainer for CardioTapNYC.  She also worked as a teaching artist for KJK Productions working with children in an after school theatre program for children ages 6-12.  In 2018 she volunteered with ASTEP (Artists Striving To End Poverty) and went to India as a teaching artist at the Shanti Bhavan school teaching Musical Theatre to children ages 12-18.  Favorite performing credits include:  National Tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, A CHORUS LINE (Cassie), 9 TO 5 (Violet), THE PRODUCERS (Ulla), 42nd STREET (Anytime Annie), THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (Miss Flannery).  Kami is a member of Actors Equity Association and lives in the Denver area with her husband, Carlos, their baby girl, Keelabella, and their cat Calliope Jane. 

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