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Meet the SMTC Team! 

Priscilla Smith   (Founder, Director, Teacher) teaches Voice,  Musical Theater, and Dance to children and adults. Priscilla has had a passion for teaching and the performing arts since she was a child. She has a diverse background in the Arts and has performed in many musicals on stages across Europe including the Frankfurt Opera house and Playhouse.  Priscilla studied Voice and Musical Theater at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory, is a  certified Kindermusik instructor and has studied Estill Voice Training.  She also enjoyed being a professional Industrial Singer in NYC and has recorded 5 albums ranging from Jazz, Musical Theater, to R&B/ Pop and has worked in NYC as a professional commercial singer.  As a member of a Jazz/ Hip Hop Dance company (Jam Crew) in Washington DC, she danced and taught  Jazz, Tap, and Funk/Hip Hop for many years through the DARE DANCE program in inner city schools.   She has been working with children and adult students for over 20 years as a musical theater, voice, and dance teacher and has been the director of The Annapolis Musical Theater Company for 16 years.  She is excited to open her second location in Sarasota.  She loves working with the individual and class to develop and strengthen their technique and confidence as performers, but most of all she loves bringing joy to people of all ages through the magic of theater. 


Jetta Earle-Smith  (Assistant Director, Vocal Coach/Counselor)


Jetta  has been studying voice, dance & theatre for over 10 years with AMTC in Maryland.  She has performed in many theater productions. Some of her  favorite roles have been Cinderella in "Into the Woods" and Nancy in "Oliver".  She has studied Musical Theater, Dance and  Voice with AMTC, Carrie U. Voice Institute in NYC, CTA, Sherry's Dance studio, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, and Voix Vocal Studio. Jetta is also a songwriter and loves working with children. She has been teaching musical theater to children ages 4 - 12 for 3 years and loves singing and dancing. She is passionate about sharing that love with others. 

Bobby Weston (Set Designer / Counselor, )

Bobby has been working as a builder and artist using all kinds of medium for all his life. He loves working with kids and getting them excited about set building and design. 



Erica Yamaner (Choreographer/Counselor) has studied musical theater at AMTC  for over 8 years. Last year was her first year as a choreographer and camp counselor at AMTC Summer Camp. Erica loves dance and has been a part of the Performing and Visual Arts program for the past 5 years. She loves being behind the scenes just as much as being on the stage and enjoys seeing all her kids find their love for theater. AMTC camp has been the highlight of her summer since the very first "Into the Woods". She has played Dorothy in AMTC's "The Wiz!" in 2016, Little Red in AMTC's "Into The Woods" in 2018, as well Lily St.Regis in AMTC's "Annie" in 2019. She loves watching all the new shining stars find their passions and enjoys watching them grow from year to year. She loves to share the beauty and acceptance she has found in dance and theater with all her campers. Her other credits include, The Baroness in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"(Children's Theater of Annapolis) Featured dancer in The Children's Theater's productions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Peter Pan." Dance Captain in "Tarzan" (CTA) As well as selected choreographer for the Annapolis high school PVA showcase. She looks forward to teaching again this summer and is so excited to see all the smiling faces!

Ms. Megan  (Teaching Artist)

Megan King is a budding theater artist currently in her Senior year of college studying her craft at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. She has been both a student and a staff member for AMTC's summer camp for several years. She was the Assistant Director for Into the Woods, Jr. in 2017 and for Oliver!, Jr. in 2018. This year she will again serve as the Assistant Director and Teacher at camp. She loves showing kids the beauty and wonder of storytelling as well as helping them discover and develop their skills in acting, voice, and dance. Working with these children has inspired her to continue learning her craft in order to spark interest in the performing arts in others. Some of her favorite performance credits include Glinda in The Wiz (AMTC's Summer Camp); Archibald, Earl of Douglass in Shakespeare's Henry IV; and the Bellboy in Titanic the Musical. Some of her backstage credits including working as the Lighting technician for Ile by Eugene O'Neil, the Lighting Designer for The Dancers by Horton Foote, and Stage Crew for The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash. She is very excited to have lots of fun with the children again this summer.


Shay Hall  (Summer Camp Jr. Director) 

Shay Hall is beloved by all of the campers.  She grew up in the AMTC camp as a camper for seven years and has grown into an amazing Camp counselor for the past 5 years. Ms. Shay is a student at Mount St mays University where she studies early education and phycology. She gives so much attention to each and every one of her students. Each year Ms. Shay teaches each of her students how to find their confidence and show their individuality on stage. Ms. Shay herself loves theater and has been dancing for as long as she can remember. AMTC’s summer camp has been a highlight of her summers since she was a little girl. Watching each of her students grow up each year and finding their place in theater has always been such a rewarding part of the job. She is thrilled for more fun-filled summers at camp!


Pilot Earle-Smith (Camp Counselor/ Tech and Admin) 


Our CIT Program

The Counselor In Training (CIT) Program is a mentoring program for teens that allows campers to have fun being in camp while developing the important skills needed for future education and professional development.   Our CIT's get to experience the fun of being in camp while transitioning into independent adults – as well as leaders and positive examples for the next generation of campers. If you think you want o join this exciting group of teen leaders please let us know here!

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