Spotlight Youth Theater is a great program in the Chicago area that introduces youth to the theater and integrates theater arts with Christian faith. If you have a budding “theater kid”, Spotlight is a very safe, supportive environment for them to learn to sing, dance and act and even how to audition. Spotlight is not available in all areas of the country, but Christian Youth Theater (http://www.cyt.org/) is in many large metropolitan areas. It is the largest youth theater program in the country, and the characteristics are very similar.
Elle Sprague is one of the newest members of the Spotlight team. Recently Justin Parks sat down with her to learn a little more about her and her new role in Marketing with Spotlight.
JP: Let’s start with an easy question… Where are you from?
ES: I grew up in Mundelein, IL and I live in Libertyville now.
JP: You’ve been teaching for Spotlight for a couple of years now. Where did you receive your training?
ES: I started dancing when I was 6 (ballet, tap, and jazz) and started taking classical voice lessons at 11 years old. My first exposure to Ballroom/Latin was the Havana scene in Guys and Dolls when I was 15. I totally fell in love with it and haven’t stopped since! After high school, I majored in Musical Theater with a Dance Minor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN.
JP: Tell us about your…
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