Staff and Board of Directors

Meet Our Staff 

PYT has a fun, energetic working environment. Whether it is as a staff member, intern, teaching artist, actor, or volunteer, being part of the PYT family is a rewarding and enriching experience. PYT is an equal opportunity employer: we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, gender, marital status, physical ability, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

Managing Director
Valerie Reinhardt

Artistic Director
Jill Dunn Jones

Production Manager
Braden Drake

Outreach Coordinator

Program Director
Darah Donaher

Administrative Assistant / Box Office Manager
Cecelia Tabor


Your child’s experience and safety at PYT are paramount. We are proud to say that our faculty members have advanced degrees and professional experience in their field, as well as background checks. Our Drama Division faculty has decades of experience teaching, writing, directing, and working with young people. Our Dance Division faculty also touts decades of professional choreography, teaching, and touring. Our Voice Division faculty members have proven track records in developing the young voice for years. Here is PYT’s distinguished faculty:

Drama Faculty

Jill Dunn Jones
Artistic Director
MA Educational Theatre, New York University

Camille Armstrong
NYC’s School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts, Music Arts Endorsement

Sam Beedle
BFA Theatre Performance, Montclair State University

Lori Colacito
BA English/Theatre, Penn State University

Darah Donaher
MFA Acting, Michigan State University

Lindsey Sommons
BFA Musical Theatre, Liberty University

Dance Faculty

Darah Donaher
MFA Acting, Michigan State University

Camille Armstrong
NYC’s School of Music, Art, and Performing Arts, Music Arts Endorsement

Leah Rubart
M.Ed, Art  of Teaching, Cedar Crest College

Gwen Vigorito
BFA Dance, Montclair State University

Alana Williamson
MFA Dance, Temple University

Jennifer Dorn
Broadway Dance Center in NYC, Radio City Rockettes

Voice Faculty

Matt Asti
MA Voice Pedagogy, University of Wales, Trinity St. David

Colette Curry
BFA in Musical Theatre, West Virginia University

Board of Directors 

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre (PYT) is a professional, non-profit performing arts organization whose mission is to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of young people and their families through the art of theatre. Through a comprehensive performing arts curriculum, literature-based performances, and vigorous outreach programs, PYT challenges children to develop their talents, to think creatively, and to acquire an appreciation and understanding of the arts.

Dr. Diane Begany, President
Colleen Davis, Vice President
Dr. Dianne Jacobetz, Treasurer
John Rosado, Secretary

Veronica Bocian
Barbara Vogelgesang    
Charlene Zebrowski Augello