Meet the AMTC 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 15 years as a musical theater, voice, and dance teacher and has been the director of The Annapolis Musical Theater Company for 13 years. 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.
Pat Mathis (Camp/Class Manager and Parent Liaison)
Ms. Pat has been working as a camp manager at the Annapolis Musical Theater Co.'s summer camp for 10 years. She is a retired teacher who taught Language Arts, Reading, and English as a Second Language to all ages of children for 38 years. Having always enjoyed being around children and teaching them, she is so thrilled to be a part of this camp. Watching the kids grow as they dance, sing, act, and participate in set design is such an exciting experience. "We are planning to have another great camp and fantastic final performance this summer. "
Jetta Earle-Smith (Assistant Director, Vocal Coach/Counselor)
Jetta has been studying voice, dance & theatre for over 10 years with AMTC and is so excited to come back for her second year as a AMTC camp counselor. She has performed locally 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, and Voix Vocal Studio. Jetta is also a songwriter and loves working with children. She has been assistant teaching musical theater to children ages 4 - 12 for 2 years. She has a love of singing and dancing and is passionate about sharing that love with others. Jetta is looking forward to another amazing summer with AMTC!
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!
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 councilor for the past 4 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!
Roberta Earle ( Master Teaching Artist)
Ms. Boo has been working as the Set Director at Annapolis Musical Theater Co. for more than 10 years, creating backdrops and stage sets with children. I enjoy the challenge and adventure of each year. "I have spent my entire life as an artist working in different media, including drawing, painting, and sculpture, but these huge projects which fill the stage, give me the greatest satisfaction. " The campers love to work with Ms Boo, getting "in up to their elbows" and losing themselves in the projects. "When it all comes together at the end of 2 weeks it is very exciting and seems miraculous, especially to me."
Bethany Yamaner (Art Director/Counselor )has participated in AMTC camp and classes at Annapolis Musical Theatre Company for 10 years. In 2019 she was a CIT and last year was her first year as a counselor. Bethany is a Performing and Visual Arts high school senior at Annapolis High School. Bethany is so excited to return as a counselor this year, it has always been the highlight of her summer. Bethany has always been passionate about performing and creating, and this camp is the perfect place to do both. She can’t what to see what we create this summer!
Bobby Weston Set/Design builder, Tech Specialist
Ms. Megan (Guest 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.
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!