Youth Musical Theatre Instructors
Kelly Coubrough, Music Director
Kelly Coubrough has experience in many genres of music including opera, new music, and musical theatre. She is an active performer and also enjoys sharing her knowledge as a teacher, choral conductor, and music director.
Ms. Coubrough holds an Honours Bachelor of Music in voice performance from Wilfried Laurier University. She sang with the Vancouver Opera Company Chorus from 2005-2012 and has performed with Opera Kelowna, Opera NUOVA (Edmonton), Queen of Puddings Music Theatre (Toronto) and Tapestry New Opera Works (Toronto). She is an avid recitalist and has been a feature soloist with various choirs including Vancouver Bach Choir, the Twin Rivers Choir (Castlegar), and the Whistler Singers and will be performing with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra as a featured soloist in April, 2021.
Kelly maintains a private voice and piano studio at her home in Salmon Arm, BC. She also works in Tappen, BC as part of the FACES program (through the Arts Council for the South Shuswap) teaching private and group music classes. Kelly is on faculty with the Valhalla Summer School of Music where she runs the VOX adult voice/choral program in Silverton, BC. She is the co-founder of Moving Theatre Performing Arts, a company aimed at bringing musical theatre opportunities to youth through workshops, summer camps, etc. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA).
Lynette Lightfoot, Choreographer
Lynette loves to share her joy of dance and theatre with students of all ages. She has had extensive training and experience teaching Classical Ballet (RAD), Modern and National Character Dance (ISTD) and
Musical Theatre to hundreds of dancers and performers of all ages and abilities.
As the Artistic Director and founder of the Allegro Dance Theatre based in Nelson BC, Lynette has inspired many dancers to pursue a professional career in dance and theatre by participating and performing in local and provincial music and dance festivals.
In the past 13 years, she has been working with the highly successful Capitol Theatre Summer Youth Program (Nelson) as co-director and choreographer of numerous musicals, productions and workshops.
Chris Iversen, Director
Chris is thrilled to be returning as director for MYST. An active performer, he has worked as an actor for nearly 20 years, performing in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Calgary, and most recently in Kelowna. Notable roles include Dick in 9 to 5 the Musical, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, the Musical, and André in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the Musical, all at the Kelowna Actors’ Studio. He is currently in rehearsals for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Blvd, playing Sheldrake at Kelowna Actors’ Studio, which runs in June. Chris played Tito Mirelli in Shuswap Theatre’s production of Lend Me a Tenor, which earned him the Best Actor award at the 2019 Theatre BC Ozone Festival. He also played the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz with Shuswap Theatre, and recently directed their 2021-22 season opener, Norm Foster’s “Hilda’s Yard.” He has also worked in film and television. When not on stage or in front of the camera, Chris is the Drama and Theatre Production Teacher at JL Jackson Secondary here in Salmon Arm.
Recently, Lynette and Kelly Coubrough have partnered to create Moving Theatre Performing Arts, developing performances and workshops for youth and adults.