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Class Act is a year-round, innovative theatre program that provides students of all ages with a creative foundation in music, theatre, and acting. 


Class Act’s mission is to positively impact the lives of its students and families, by encouraging personal growth through creative expression and theatre.


Our programs offer the fundamental backbone to excel on a personal and professional level. We cater to the needs of every student who enters our door. 


Excel Creatively, Work as a Team, Impact the Community, 

Always Have Fun


Jessica Alexander



Jessica (MFA in Acting from New School University and BFA in Theatre from Doane University) has been involved in dance and theatre since the age of 5. She began working at Class Act Musical Theatre in 2011 and is so happy to have the opportunity to continue bringing her love and passion for performing and the arts to her students and the community.

Michael Cochnar

Managing Director

& Executive Producer

Michael (BFA in Theatre from Doane University) has been involved with theatre and entertainment since middle school. Mike enjoys running Class Act with his wife, Jessica, and bringing new and exciting opportunities through theatre to the kids in our community. Mike is also a writer/director in the film industry. 

Jaya Ely

Production Administrator

& Producer

Jaya brings a wide range of experience to children's theatre and has been on the creative end of Class Act shows for more than 20 productions. Jaya has worked as a director, producer, and choreographer for multiple Class Act productions. 

Ally Muholland

Tween/Teen Director

& Co-Choreographer

Ally (Graduate from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy) has many years of experience in musical theater for kids. She is a working actress with a large musical theater background as well as on camera and voice over work. She brings her many talents to Class Act as a director, choreographer, and Program Director. 

Gabriella Hartline

Kids & Enrichment Vocals,

Co-Director/ C0-Choreography

Gabriella (BA in Mass Communications from Florida State University) has joined the Class Act team with many years of experience in youth theatre and dance. She currently works with our enrichment and kids programs. 

Alyssa Dvorak

Kids & Enrichment Producer,

Lead Director/Lead Choreographer

Alyssa Dvorak (Graduate of New York University) has an extensive history of working in youth theater. She served as a director, choreographer, stage manager, producer, performer, board member, and administrator during her twenty years at the Verona Area Community Theater in Wisconsin before moving to California in 2021. She is excited to join the Class Act Team and help kids find their passion for Musical Theatre. 

Daniela Vargas

Kids & Enrichment

Assistant Director

Daniela is a long time Class Act performer turned staff member. She is currently enrolled at CSUN and assists with our theatre enrichment and kids programs. 

Tiffany Vallerga

Tweens & Enrichment

Co-Choreographer and Co-Director

Tiffany (BA in Cinematic Arts from San Francisco State University) has joined the Class Act team as a Theatre Enrichment teacher for our after-school programs, and is a co-choreographer for our tween and teen main stage program.

Rachel Specland

Kids & Enrichment

Assistant Director

Rachel assists with our theatre enrichment and kids programs. 


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