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Joyful Light is a nonprofit Christian youth theater organization serving kids grades K-10th in the south Denver area. Our vision at Joyful Light is first to share Biblical truth with kids in worship, Word, and prayer, and then to teach and engage in theater. We believe that God has created us to offer the gifts He has given us back to Him.
Gather. Grow. Give.
Joyful Light Youth Theater exists to use theater to discover and develop children's God-given gifts to make a joyful noise and bring God glory both on and off the stage, all while remaining committed to our vision statement.
Meet Our Directors
Mrs. Kelli is our director of our fall session of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Her personal musical theater background includes eight years in musical theater and seven years in Christian worship leadership. While Kelli enjoys musical theater, her biggest passion within youth theater is working with kids. Knowing each child and seeing them grow throughout each session is her favorite part of directing.
Mrs. Emily is our assistant director for our winter/spring session of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Emily has ten years of musical theater experience along with one year of directing a children's choir for orphans from across the globe. Emily's favorite part of directing Christian youth theater is enabling each child to recognize their gifts given to them by the Lord and teaching how to use them to glorify God and reflect His image in them.
Mrs. Jaime is delighted to be on the Joyful Light Youth Theater director team as our Beauty and the Beast Jr. director and choreographer! Jaime comes with a heart for Christ and a passion for rejoicing before Him. Jaime’s passion for dance has been expressed through her award-winning lyrical, contemporary jazz, and tap choreography. Jaime has extensive teaching background in dance. From 2005-2010, Jaime co-founded and directed The Movement Dance Co., a non-profit women's dance company. The Movement Dance Co. made a stage for women of integrity and passion while keeping family values and morals in light of contemporary dance. She has had fun expanding her dance base into youth theater over the past two years. Jaime is blessed to be married to her best friend, Brock, and the mama to her four awesome kids.
We're thrilled to have Mrs. Maria on the Joyful Light Youth Theater director team again as our Tuesday casts' assistant director and music director for Beauty & the Beast Jr. While Maria is an incredibly talented musician, vocalist, and dancer, with over ten years in the musical arts realm, her most impactful blessing she brings to Joyful Light is her rich and deep faith and passion for serving Jesus. Her love for children and her vision for teaching them to use their God-given gifts to serve our mighty King is undeniably evident.
We are grateful to have Mrs. Tiffany in Joyful Light this spring as our Alice in Wonderland Jr.'s choreographer! Tiffany's 20+ years experience teaching dance to kids of all ages, coupled with her blossoming toolbox of production and choreography experience, provide a rich learning experience for our elementary aged casts. Tiffany's passion working with kids and leading them in the truth and love of Jesus continues to bless Joyful Light families, directors, and staff.