San Diego Junior Theatre
Alumni Association

San Diego Junior Theatre alumni are currently working in theatres across the nation as actors, set and lighting designers, choreographers, directors and more.

San Diego Junior Theatre alumni have received numerous Tony, Emmy, Oscar and Grammy awards, as well as distinguished recognition in regional theatre and playwriting, but the program’s dedication to providing quality education and instilling solid core values have helped produce capable citizens in all fields of endeavor.

“Having San Diego Junior Theatre as a foundation in my early years was invaluable to my success as a human being and those lessons continue to benefit me to this day.”

— Brian Stokes-Mitchell, Actor, Singer
Kiss Me Kate, Frasier, Man of La Mancha, Ragtime

“As a child, I experienced a deep sense of belonging at San Diego Junior Theatre, building my resiliency to achieve a creative purpose greater than myself and fostering leadership experience that continues to fuel my profession career today."

— Agnes Chu, President, Condé Nast Entertainment; Head of Content, Disney+

"I am so honored to be a part of the Junior Theatre community. No matter where I work in the theatre, a former Junior Theatre student is likely to be nearby. It’s a remarkable network that has been serving me since I was 13 years old."

— Casey Nicholaw, Director, Choreographer
Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Mean Girls

“Junior Theatre gifted me with a foundation of love for the craft, a dedication to community and a recognition that a leader lives in each of us. These are values that keep me rooted to this day."

— Cloteal L. Horne, Actor & Creative Producer

“San Diego Junior Theatre holds a very special place in my heart. The lessons I learned there, both onstage and offstage, have been invaluable throughout my career.”

— Jessica Sheridan, Actor, Singer
Hello Dolly, Sister Act, Mary Poppins, Les Misérables, The Producers, Beauty and the Beast

“San Diego Junior Theatre was an invaluable experience that taught me a lot about the tools I needed to pursue acting as a career.”

— Charlotte Mary Wen, Actor, Singer
Hamilton the Musical, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

“San Diego Junior Theatre taught me things that apply not only to theatre, but to any profession. The most important thing I learned was how to think creatively and outside of the box, as well as how to collaborate and work as a team.”

— Matt Novotny, Lighting Designer
Guys and Dolls, A Little Night Magic, The Sound of Music, The Outsider