Our Creative Team
- Director -
Chrystee graduated from Emerson College with a B.F.A. in Theatre and blazed onto NBC-TV as Simone Russell on the hit daytime soap opera Passions. She returned to NBC at night creating passion with Golden Globe Nominee Zach Braff on the hit show Scrubs as “J.D.’S” girlfriend Kylie. Currently, she can be seen on Craig Ross Jr.’s Monogamy on UMC. She is also executive producing Mercer Island. And you will catch her recurring on Season 3, Goliath on Amazon, with Billy Bob Thornton in 2019. She has conquered feature films, theatre and toured with her hit one-woman show. Chrystee performed in Let Freedom Ring with SNL's Garret Morris, and Lady Patriot, both plays written and directed by Ted Lange. She has received 2 Best Actress Awards and 3 Best Films Awards for her starring role in Steps of Faith, a faith-based film currently on Purflix & Amazon. Chrystee tirelessly donates her time by mentoring at women’s prisons and teen homeless shelters as well as traveling the world from Compton to South Africa as an Ambassador speaking to young people on everything from education to setting goals in order to plan a better future for themselves. Her specialty is speaking about the Business of Acting to young actors. “My success means nothing, if I have not planted a seed in someone’s life.” “I want to give others what has been given to me: Hope, vision and determination.” Without a doubt, Chrystee Pharris, the beauty with brains and belief is turning heads and making people take notice in all aspects of the entertainment industry — all over the world.
- Assistant Director & Costumer -
Kirk has been working in the performing arts and arts education for the last 15 years. He has performed all over the world. He spent two years as the costume designer for the Delta Academy of the Performing Arts, as well as conceiving three musical reviews and codirecting their production of Once on This Island. He created and directed the Emerging Artist Concert Series in partnership with TPAC. He has worked as an assistant to Designer/Producer Kathie Urban for the last 8 years. His costumes have been seen all over the country, he was the costume designer for Redondo Union High School for six years, and has also worked with Riverside Repertory theatre, the Hapgood Theatre, Stage Cast Club, and La Habra Depot. He previously worked with SBC as the costume designer for their Youth Theatre Company, and he is so excited to be working with them again.
- Music Director
Ann has been teaching private voice for 30 years. She began teaching at the South Bay Conservatory, where she taught group classes and individual lessons. She performed with and taught at the Santa Monica Playhouse, and was the Musical Director for Belasco Theater Company. In addition, she taught opera, musical theater and theory classes at the Orange County High School of the Arts in Santa Ana. Ann currently operates a private studio in her home in Redondo Beach. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). Ann also enjoys performing, and she has performed throughout Southern California, England and Japan singing several styles of music, including opera, musical theater and jazz. She has soloed with the Peninsula Symphony and the Carson Symphony. She recently had the opportunity to perform the role of the Narrator in the Aerospace Players’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat. Ann has produced two jazz cds and had the pleasure of performing at the iconic Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach to introduce her second cd. She also owns and operates a Christmas caroling business called A Holiday Affaire. She loves working with young people and seeing them grow into confident and capable performers. Ann is excited to be involved once again with the South Bay Conservatory and their fabulous production team!
- Choreographer -
Jason started tap dancing at the age of 3 in Washington D.C. under the direction of Yvonne Edwards. At the age of 5, he then joined “Tappers With Attitude:, a tap company directed by Yvonne Edwards and Renee Kreithen. In 1998, Jason performed in “Brothers Of The Knight”, starring Debbie Allen, which influenced him to study other forms of dance. He enrolled into the Duke Ellington School Of The Arts, where he studied Ballet, Modern, and African Dance. At 15, Jason moved to Los Angeles California alone, to continue his training at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. In Los Angeles, Jason appeared in a stage play starring Tatyana Ali called “If You Don’t Believe”. He also began dancing for the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks as a side job for 3 years. His final year he was the head choreographer for the dance team. Some of his other show credits include “Pepito Story”, “Dreams”, and “Dancing In The Wings”, all under the direction of Debbie Allen, and the 1996 Kennedy Center Honors, honoring Shirley Temple. Jason just recently finished choreographing and performing for Tokyo Disney in Tokyo, Japan, in a Broadway Musical Review titled “Big Band Beat”. He was the Associate Artistic Director of the Metropolitan School of the Arts, and the Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble in Alexandria, Virginia, from 2011-2015. A member of the Motion X Dance DC contemporary company for 2 years, and the owner of Holley Entertainment. He was a swing in the 10 time Tony nominated hit Broadway show "Shuffle Along", and a contestant on NBC’s World Of Dance season 2 with The Jam Project!