Interview with Amanda Jane Cooper, our 2019 EXPO Keynote Speaker!

This year, Amanda Jane Cooper will grace the EXPO stage as our Keynote Speaker! Amanda grew up just outside Philadelphia in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She holds a BFA in Acting/Musical Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. On July 31st, 2017 she made her Broadway debut starring as Glinda in WICKED. Almost a year and Continue Reading

Meet the 2019 EXPO Track Directors!

Whether you’re on the Improv Track, the HYPE Track, or the Student Track for this year’s EXPO, you’re going to love our Track Directors! Read on to meet the incredible people behind your EXPO activities! Meet the Improv Track Director, Riley Taylor. Riley is an elementary teacher in Kansas City. He has been involved in Continue Reading

My CYT Story: Taking on the World

The following story was submitted by Danielle R. from CYT Chicago for the 2019 My CYT Story Competition. Stepping out of your comfort zone can often have the biggest payoff. For me, auditioning for CYT was that step. It was advancing from the comfort of the day-to-day into a wonderland of experiences. I am forever Continue Reading

Dear CYT, Thank You for Changing My Life

The following story was submitted by Kaitlyn M. from CYT San Diego for the 2019 My CYT Story Competition. Dear CYT, I would like to personally thank you for changing my life. In 2016 I auditioned for Annie Jr. at San Diego’s Central County. Little did I know, that would be one of the best Continue Reading

My CYT Story: Overcoming

The following story was submitted by Isabella Y. from CYT Sacramento for the 2019 My CYT Story Competition. When I was younger my mom had to come with me to everything—every church and school event, and even places where I had friends. I was so shy and scared of everything I didn’t learn how to Continue Reading