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Community Theatre Staff

Prof. Jessica Bishop Faculty Advisor

Katti Grosso, Director

Katti Grosso

Katti is excited to be back for her 3rd year with the WVU Community Children’s Theatre as Director. She has been both Music Director and Choreographer in the past for  Beauty and the Beast and last year’s production of  Dorothy in Wonderland. Katti graduated from WVU with a BM in Vocal Performance and minor in Theatre, where she performed in with the WVU Opera Theatre. She has been studying at Morgantown Dance Studio for the past 4 years where she also has been an assistant teacher for the Foundations Dance Program.  Katti performs with the Geyer Performing Arts Center in Scottdale, PA, and has been seen most recently as Sillabub in  CATS, and Margaret in  9 to 5. When not on the stage you can find her working as a Veterinary Assistant at Hillcrest Veterinary Clinic.

Luke Diamond, Music Director

Luke Diamond

Luke is currently a Senior at West Virginia University where he studies Music Composition, Conducting, and Vocal Performance. Luke’s compositional experiences mainly include two musicals he has created, The Trouble with Gold and This ‘Ol Book. His conducting experiences include being music director for the Uniontown State Theatre for the Arts’ production of Mary Poppins, Choir Director of the Spruce St. United Methodist Church, and guest conductor of the WVU Community and Men’s Choirs. As a part of the WVU opera program, he has portrayed the roles of Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and the Father in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel. He has been the accompanist for the WVU Community Children’s Theatre for the past 2 years. 

Additional Staff

Idea Kaosho

Amanda Applegate

Mya Friedman

John Dent

Meg Baker

Lindsy Thomas

Brynna Manibusan

Zachary Michael