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Live Oak Theatre and Conservatory Expands its Classes for Primary Age students

Live Oak Conservatory offers the following classes for primary ages:

Primary Acting (1 credit) – Ages 5-8, Students will learn the basic skills required to successfully perform in stage productions. The class will lay a foundation for children to develop as they grow as actors.

4:00 – 5:00pm, Instructor: Stephania Torres

Primary Art (1 credit) – Ages 5-8, Students will learn basic visual art skills through various projects that focus on different skills.

5:00 – 6:00pm, Instructor: Lenia Staley

Acro (1 credit) – Students will learn safe tumbling and stunt techniques, how to fall properly, and spatial awareness.

3:00 – 4:00pm, Instructor: Gavin Yorro

About Lenia Staley

Lenia Staley has been working in the visual arts since before she can remember. Her mother was a design student and taught her from a young age the basics of multiple art forms including set design, drawing, painting, costuming, theatrical face painting, clay sculpting (figurines & buildings), and an endless list of other crafts.

Lenia's skills in paint and set design have been called on for multiple Live Oak Theatre productions. For example, in the LOT production of Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat she designed and painted the setting backdrops. She loves working with young children and sharing her skills. She plans to teach her students the basics of art and give them hands on skills to use in daily life and professional environments.

Stephania Torres has been a part of musical theatre for practically her whole life, performing on stage starting at the age of three. Whether it is acting or singing, she loves the process of bringing new performances to life. She has been blessed in her career to have received training from many talented and dedicated theatre instructors. Her goal is to pass that instruction onto the next generation of actors through fun games, miniature skits, and songs! Reinforcing the fact that there are no small parts, only small actors!

About Gavin Yorro

Gavin Yorro has been tumbling since he was five years old. He has trained in acrobatics, gymnastics, and martial arts and loves working with kids. He has adopted a safety-first mentality that shines through in all aspects of his teaching style by breaking stunts down to their most basic forms. Students will be able to understand how their body is moving so that they can perform a stunt safely and with excellence

Cost of classes at the Live Oak Conservatory is determined on a “credit basis.” Extensive information is provided on the Live Oak Theatre & Conservatory website. Visit

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