Maddie Padilla - Graphics
Maddie Padilla has been with CMT for several years and has worked in numerous positions, including Extended Day Supervisor, props, stage management and more! She has extensive experience with art and graphic design, and while she has moved out of the area, she continued to provide CMT with creative and inspiring graphic design. You can find Maddie’s work on CMT’s posters, bookmarks, flyers, and on the beautiful storefront of the CMT rehearsal space at the Sierra Vista Mall.
Randy Kohlruss - Instructor
Randy is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic in Hollywood with a Certificate of Occupational Studies in Acting. He took classes in acting, vocal production & power, movement classes with tap and ballet foundation, stage combat, improv, acting styles, acting from stage to screen, and a twelve week intensive in Shakespeare. He's been appearing in theatre up and down the Central Valley including recent leading roles in productions of Be More Chill, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Urinetown, Peter and The Starcatcher, The Who's Tommy, and many more!
Julie Lucido - Education Development | Director | Instructor | Choreographer
Julie Lucido is a theatre arts veteran with decades of experience in performance, choreography, and directing. Gifted as both mentor and collaborator, Julie is at home in both leadership roles as well as contributing as a key member of a full production team. With expertise and a vast background in stage performance, Julie is also well-versed in television, radio, and digital mediums. Julie has a Theatre Arts B.A. from University of Santa Cruz. Julie is classically trained in a variety of theatrical techniques including Meisner and Stanislavsky and focuses on growing actors fully engaging with their mind, body, and soul.
Catriona Fray - Director | Instructor | Vocal Coach
CATRIONA FRAY, Graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television, has traveled across the country opening for Grammy award winning Pentatonix, singing with recording artist Jojo in a national commercial for Freeform, and singing with UCLA a cappella group ScatterTones at the White House. She performed in Mamma Mia at the Hollywood Bowl and Sweet Charity (Rosie) with three-time Tony award winning director Kathleen Marshall. Her favorite roles, (Witch) Into the Woods and (Audrey) Little Shop of Horrors. In NYC, she has performed at the Town Hall, Feinstein’s/54 Below, (Le) Poisson Rouge, and has worked alongside Broadway producers/creatives on new works. She currently teaches voice lessons online! @catrionafray www.catrionafray.com.
Sam Linkowski - Instructor | Director
Sam Linkowski is a gifted musician, singer, improviser, and actor. A performer and collaborator with a wide range of expertise, Sam loves to share his passion for the stage with audiences and students, alike. He recently graduated from the UCLA school of Theater, Film, and Television with a degree in musical theater. At UCLA he performed in several plays, musicals, and cabarets, also performing at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s and the Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Angeles. He has studied with Jason Alexander and Lainie Kazan among others and is a classically trained actor and singer. He also teaches private voice lessons, online or socially distanced in person!
Jennifer Ruiz - Costume Manager
Jennifer Ruiz studied costume design at Cal State Fullerton and has worked throughout Southern California in all aspects of costuming for the past 5 years before returning to Fresno. If she hasn’t been the costume designer she has built the costumes.
Michael Fidalgo - Instructor
Most recently seen in Selma Arts Center's Puffs (Cedric/Voldy). Past Credits include She Loves Me (Kodaly), Book of Will (Isaac), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Man #1), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli), and Mary Poppins (Bert). Music Directing: Violet, Little Women (Bullard High School)