Diane Wiese Goyette
Diane Wiese Goyette
SoDA ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR, SINGER, ACTOR, DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR
Susanne Burns is thrilled to be bringing her teaching talents to PacRep's School of Dramatic Arts. She is currently in her 4th year with PacRep serving as their Company Manager/Casting director. She has taught for The Western Stage Young Company, Hartnell College and MPC and brings a wealth of knowledge with her. "Susie" received her MFA in Directing from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. She has been acting and directing for over 30 years. She is looking forward to imparting her passion and knowledge to the School of Dramatic Arts' students.
ARTS EDUCATOR, ACTOR, SINGER, INSTRUCTOR
Claire Moorer grew up at Pacific Repertory Theatre and is thrilled to be teaching online while living in Brooklyn. She graduated in 2019 from Northeastern University in Boston with her degree in Theatre Performance. Claire has always loved performing and has acted in more than fifty plays and musicals, most recently seen as Jo March in Little Women the Musical at The Western Stage and as Belle in Beauty and the Beast at PacRep. Currently, she works as the Summer Intensive Assistant at American Ballet Theatre in New York and is also pursuing a career as a Teaching Artist. She has previously taught for and developed classes with SoDA, worked at a K-8 public school in Brookline, MA and taught a summer musical theatre camp for Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA. Claire also was a substitute teacher for two years! She is very excited to share her love of acting with children of all ages and help young performers connect and grow during this period of virtual learning!
ACTOR, DIRECTOR, FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER, INSTRUCTOR
JUSTIN GORDON has trained at Shakespeare's Globe in London, studied at the British Academy of Stage Combat, and is a graduate of the Professional Theatre Training M.F.A. program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has worked at PacRep for multiple seasons, (both actor and fight director), San Jose Stage Company, Utah Shakespeare Festival, North Coast Rep, Rogue Music Theatre, Cornerstone Theater Company, LA Theatre Ensemble, REDCAT, The Krannert Center, freeFall Theatre Company, MPC Theatre Company, and The Complex Theatre, Los Angeles. Film and television credits include We Were Soldiers, What's Bugging Seth, Absentia, The Unbreakable Sword, Oculus, Before I Wake, Gehenna, and the Amazon Prime series, Age of the Living Dead. He is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (Associate), and the Society of American Fight Directors.
Gracie received her BA in Theater and English from UC Berkeley (in May 2020, awarded the Mask & Dagger Prize for Extraordinary Contributions to Theater, Dance, & Performance) and studied Shakespeare at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco (Summer Intensive, 2019). She has experience performing in dozens of productions (including Hamlet as Ophelia and Madagascar the Musical as Alex), as well as choreographing and assistant directing. At Berkeley, she led a dance team for The Movement Org. and choreographed for BareTroupe (the premiere student run theater org). She also has previous experience teaching Musical Theater Dance classes for children. As a youngster, she took many SoDA classes and also travelled with SoDA to NYC and Ashland Oregon's Shakespeare Festival on their fabulous educational trips.
Kyle Richlin is a performer at heart, and has been performing for the past 30 years. Born and raised in Salinas, Ca, Kyle was an original member of The Western Stage’s Young Company. Their Summer Intensive Theater Camps gave him the tools to become the performer he is today. Kyle was a season regular in multiple productions with The Western Stage, Pacific Repertory Theater, MPC Theater Company, and The Wharf Theater. After graduating high school, Kyle ventured to California State University – Sacramento where he received his BA in Theater Arts with an emphasis in Musical & Children’s Theater. There he became well rounded in every aspect of theater production, and still found time to shine in the limelight. In 2005, Kyle moved to Orlando, Florida, where he began working for Walt Disney World. He was in the original cast of High School Musical Pep Rally at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and could be seen almost daily in Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle Parade at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. In 2006, Kyle joined Universal Orlando Resort’s longest running show (Beetlejuice’s Graveyard Revue) where he sang covered from head to toe in green as one of Universal’s Classic Monsters. Kyle transitioned out to sea in 2015 as he continued his performance career as Cruise Director with both Carnival and Princess Cruise Lines. He was fortunate to not only work with theatrical professionals from all over the world, but also travel throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and the Mexican Riviera. Kyle has enthusiastically returned to his roots here in the Monterey Bay and is excited to share his wealth of experience and knowledge in a classroom setting where the passion began for him a mere 30 years ago.
Corinne is so excited to be back teaching (virtually) with SoDA. Corinne has a Masters of Arts in Theatre and Performance from SUNY Buffalo, and a BA in Liberal Studies with Minors in Theatre Arts and Creative Writing from Cal State Northridge. Corinne loves working with Pac Rep; she most recently acted as the assistant director and choreographer of Matilda the Musical, and was last seen on stage as "Annie" in Chicago the Musical. In the last year Corinne taught Summer Saturday Academy as well as Fairy Tale Freestyle, but is taking a tiny step back while completing her teaching credential with MPUSD. Corinne is very excited to be dancing and connecting with her students in this new virtual space."
Michael is very excited to join the SoDA teaching staff. Michael has worked for PacRep for more than 15 years and performed even longer. Michael has a love for musical theater, primarily the music portion, and as an experienced vocal instructor, he is thrilled to work on musical interpretation with his students.