Kim Cozort Kay
(Director of Education) A multi-award-winning actress, Kim is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors’ Guild. Kim has bachelor and master degrees in music education with a concentration in vocal performance. She has shared the stage with Broadway veterans Charles Nelson Reilly, Hal Holbrook, and Richard Kind. As Education Director at the award-winning Blowing Rock Stage Company, she produced productions of High School Musical, and the tours of Sleepwalk and Bang, Bang, You're Dead.Credits also include music direction: Bak Middle School, Maltz Conservatory and Kravis' Disney in Schools Program. Her work at the Maltz garnered her an Active GEAR-UP teaching award. Kim resides in Jupiter with her husband, actor/director/teacher Kenneth Kay. Kim and her husband Ken formed their own production company (Kay-Squared Productions) in anticipation of the world premiere of her one-woman show, Silver Shadows; Dark Side of the Mountain.
Kenneth Kay (AEA/SAG-AFTRA/MFA) is a multiple award-winning Actor and Director with over 40 years of Professional Theatre & Film Experience. In addition to his numerous theatre and film credits, Mr. Kay previously served as the Artistic Director for the Burt Reynolds’ Institute for Theatre Training and the acclaimed Blowing Rock Stage Company in North Carolina. As a teacher, he currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Drama for Palm Beach Atlantic University and as a Resident Teaching Artist with the Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Professional Training Program. Plus, for the last nine years, Mr. Kay has conducted a variety of preparatory workshops and seminars for the Florida Professional Theatre Association’s annual auditions.
(Choreographer) Jesse McCoy is a performer/choreographer/director from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a senior in the Musical Theatre track at PBA. Jesse is so excited to be working on Grease and Willy Wonka for the Maltz Jr. Conservatory Program. Acting credits from PBA Theatre include: Prentiss in Peter and the Starcatcher, Louise in Sunday in the Park with George and Assistant Choreographer for Hecuba. She has been blessed to be a part of the top 40 in Season 16's So You Think You Can Dance. Jesse has choreographed and assistant directed many of Palm Beach Atlantic University's Children's Theatre productions such as The Addams Family Jr, Fiddler on The Roof Jr, Matilda Jr, Annie Jr, and The Orphan Train. She has also choreographed and co-directed many productions for Kids Theatre Kamp, including Grease Jr, High School Musical Jr, and others. Other credits include choreographer for Miami Children's Theatre's production of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical as well as choreographer for The King's Academy's production of Matilda Jr. She is thrilled to now be making her directing debut for PBA Children's Theatre's production of Winnie The Pooh. She is also thrilled to now be a part of the Matlz's Jr. Conservatory Program alongside her family.
Emma N. Leonardo Solórzano
Emma N. Leonardo Solórzano is a current Junior at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College of FAU. She is double majoring in International Studies and Economics with a minor in Spanish. Emma attended Bak Middle School of the Arts and graduated from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts specializing in visual arts. Through high school and college she has been working at Kids Need More Art, children's art studio, as an assistant teacher for 5 years. Emma loves working with kids and helping them channel their creative energy into works of art.
Victoria Joleen Anderson
Victoria Joleen Anderson is a South FL Native and has been dancing since the age of 6. She has choreographed at various dance studios and summer camps in South FL; and very excited to open her horizons at The Maltz Jupiter Theater! A jack of many trades, she has a love for stage management, deck crew and child wrangling. She performed with the NHL Florida Panthers as a Dancer. Past favorite credits include: The Life, Piaf, Aida (Nehebka), Jekyll and Hyde, Sweet Charity, West Side Story (Margarita) ,Tarzan, Flash Dance (Kiki) , Memphis, Funny Girl (Emma) and AMPARO, Mamma Mia (Lisa) Glory be to God, a Special thanks to My family and my Tribe. Thank you for the tough love and faith!