MEET THE YTCC TEAM
Youth Theatre Carson City strives to be a model for excellence in theatre with an emphasis on quality theatre education and exceptional family entertainment. We do this by employing experienced instructors and theatre artists and local professionals as well as a host of talented, driven and devoted volunteers. Fore more information on how you can become part of our team, please contact us here.
Andie (Anderson) Wilkerson
M.A. Theatre Education
Artistic Director/Lead Instructor
Andie Anderson is an accomplished performer and director who has been a part of the Northern Nevada Arts Community since the age of six. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of Nevada, Reno. Andie served as the Theatre Arts Instructor at Carson High School and is currently pioneering the brand new Theatre Arts program at Carson Middle School. She served for six years as the Artistic Director and lead instructor for the Brewery Art's Center's BAC Stage Kids, and is devoted to sharing her love of theatre and the arts with her students.
Briana Valley grew up in Carson City participating in local Theatre programs. After graduating from Carson High School she moved to Reno to obtain her Bachelors of Music Education form the University of Nevada Reno. While at UNR she enjoyed singing in campus groups like the Chamber Singers, performing at Carnage Hall in New York City and at the National MENC convention in Milwaukee. Ms. Valley is happy to be teaching her Fifth year at Carson Middle School (her own middle school) teaching musical theatre, choir and Leadership! She was awarded the OCEA Rookie of the Year award in 2013.
Kelly Anderson has been a part of the theatre community in Carson City for over 20 years serving as a technician on many local productions. She is a para-professional at Carson Middle School where she works with students with special needs and teaches the 3 year old primary class at her church. She also serves as Assistant Stage Manager for Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company.
Scott has also been a part of the theatre community in Carson City and the surrounding areas for over 20 years both onstage and off. He is currently Chief Deputy to the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada. Scott was last seen onstage as the loveable Park Keeper in WNMTC's 2015 production of Mary Poppins.
Ms. Frankie has always had a love for sports, music, theater, and dance. Although performing has never been an interest of hers; volunteering and helping others has been. Being involved with the community and bringing smiles, giggles, a passion and love for the arts to kids has been a positive outlet in keeping Ms. Frankie young at heart. With a Bachelors degree in Educational Counseling Ms. Frankie has always known that she wanted to work with at risk youth in her community. Employed with the Carson City School District as a Para Professional IV Behavior Implementation and a mother of 4; Ms. Frankie volunteers her time with youth organizations around Carson City. Keeping life exciting, busy and always on the go Ms. Frankie's motto's are simple "Family is Everything", "Be True to You", and "Have Fun Today"!
Michelle Pedersen fell in love with theater in high school where she got to spend a lot of time on stage, performing in several musicals. Motherhood took over as her priority and she was so delighted when her children showed a similar interest in theater, allowing her a chance to be a part of the magic once again. Michelle also serves as the President of Carson City Little League, where she has coached baseball for 9 years.Working with kids is definitely her happy place! She is the mother of 4 kids & the wife of a Firefighter Paramedic.