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Sydney Sinclair

Theatre Academy Manager, Teaching Artist
Sydney Sinclair is ecstatic to start her first year at VCT! She is a performing artist (Actor, Director, Educator, Singer, Dancer, and Intimacy Choreographer) with a B.F.A. in Acting and minor in Directing from Oklahoma City University. She has worked as a director and actor in Oklahoma City as well as a children’s educator, choreographer, and intimacy director for children's theatre’s in the DFW area. Some of her favorite directing credits include SHAKESPEARE’S OTHER WOMEN by Scott Kaiser (Oklahoma City University), choreography of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Alan Menken (Arise Acting Studio), and assistant direction of THE SCHOOL FOR LIES by David Ives (Oklahoma City University). Some of her favorite acting credits include Evil Gabbi in SHE KILLS MONSTERS, Jen in ALL THIS INTIMACY, and Ariel in THE LITTLE MERMAID.

Kate Mccosh

Education Outreach Manager, Teaching Artist
Kate is an actor and arts educator. She holds a B.F.A in Acting from Western Carolina
University’s School of Stage and Screen. Prior to working at VCT, Kate served as a founding
team member and Associate Artistic Lead at Calliope Stage Company. Her education experience includes serving as a summer camp director, teaching artist, and an in-classroom preschool teacher. Kate’s favorite artistic experiences include, CALLIOPE SHORTS: FIRSTS with Calliope Stage (Artistic Producer), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at WCU (Blanche DuBois), THE WOLVES at WCU (#2), THE ANOMALY, a WCU Student Film (Noelle), and her time as an Acting Apprentice at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. She is excited to call Roanoke home and return to creating magical theatre in the Appalachian Mountains. When not at the theatre, Kate enjoys reading, hiking, camping, yoga, and spending time with her dog Corky the Yorkie.

Chinah Jewell

Kaleidoscope Teaching Artist
Chinah is an educator and actor who believes that theatre has the power to help every kid grow their confidence and learn invaluable life skills. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from James Madison University and received her special education teaching license from Mary Baldwin University. Chinah has been a special education teacher at Burnt Chimney Elementary for 8 years, where she works with students in a co-taught inclusive environment. She incorporates theatre into her classroom, using improvisation games to help students build social skills and creativity. Before her career in education, she worked as production coordinator at Life Out Loud Films, was co-executive director of the Ms. Wheelchair Virginia program, and served as Miss Virginia 2009. In her spare time, Chinah enjoys reading, swimming, and camping with her husband and two children.


Teaching Artist
CINDY BLEVINS has been involved in music and theater her entire life! She was previously seen on the VCT stage in 2022 as Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast and Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden, 2021 as Madame in Cinderella, 2020 as Ursula and Miss Hannigan in Songs of the Past, and she also served as Vocal Director for a VCT production of School of Rock in 2017! She is the Chairperson for Summer Musical Enterprise in Blacksburg where she has served in many roles from Actor to Stage Director to Executive Producer. Favorite roles include My Fair Lady (Eliza), Kiss Me Kate (Lilli Vanessi/Kate), Forbidden Broadway (Carol Channing/Lady of the Lake/Barbra Streisand), A Christmas Story the Musical (Mother), The Cemetery Club (Ida), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Piretti), Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia), Sweeney Todd (Beggar Woman/Pirelli), The Little Mermaid (Ursula).

Mandy Masching

Teaching Artist
Mandy Masching is a teaching artist/director/choreographer/dancer/actor with a B.A. in Dance from Roehampton University, London. After moving from Wales in the UK in 2005, Mandy has enjoyed exploring Virginia and was excited to find a vibrant theatre scene. She has enjoyed working with local professional and community theatre groups to bring dance and theatre to life including City Modern Ensemble, Attic Productions and the Virginia Children’s Theatre. Mandy’s goal is to pour confidence into each performer while stretching their technique and instill in them a desire for a strong work ethic with fellow performers. Recent favorite productions include directing an original play Dear Nannie (2023) at Attic Productions and choreography for Attic’s Wizard of Oz youth production (2022).

Caroline Moledor

Teaching Artist
Caroline Moledor is a performer and educator who is thrilled to be back with VCT. She feels right at home in the Roanoke theatre music scene, having played Keys 2 in BEST OF BROADWAY and JERSEY BOYS, and drums in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, OZ: A STAGED CONCERT, and SONGS OF THE PAST: A VCT CONCERT. Besides in the orchestra pit, Caroline has appeared onstage in a number of productions. Favorites include MATILDA, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. She looks forward to sharing music with students in camps this summer!

Courtney Bowen

Summer College Intern
Courtney Bowen (she/her) is studying for a BA in Theatre at Lenoir-Rhyne University
in Hickory, North Carolina. She grew up in Salem, Virginia, and is looking forward to
being home in the Blue Ridge Mountains this summer. She is thrilled to be interning
with VCT! She has a background in both acting and technical theatre. Her favorite
acting credits include Poppy Taylor in NOISES OFF and Kate Keller in THE
(Tech Crew/Lighting Team), NOISES OFF (Props Manager/Construction Crew), FUN
HOME (Assistant Stage Manager), and SHREK THE MUSICAL JR (Head

Sarah-Lindsay Merriman

Summer College Intern
Sarah-Lindsay Merriman currently attends Radford University as a double major in both Music and Theatre! At Radford, she has participated backstage and onstage in productions in the theatre department and in the music department's opera. Growing up she was an active member of her local community theatre and the amazing opportunities and mentors she had inspired her to pursue theatre in college! Throughout high school and college she has interned at community theatres working as a director for their summer production camps, mentoring teenage counselors, and teaching dance classes and camps. In the future, she hopes to create more accessible and healthy theatre spaces for children and adults!

Frances Barnett

Summer College Intern
Frances Barnett is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she is studying Theatre Education. She has stage managed multiple productions with UNCG and directed two short productions through a UNCG program called "Workshop".  When not doing theatre or in class, Frances loves watching TV and going thrifting with friends.

Emma Lehman

Summer College Intern
Emma Lehman is currently a rising senior theatre major at the University of Mary Washington where she is specializing in choreography. Some of her favorite credits with the university's theatre program have been Twelfth Night (choreographer), Matilda the Musical (assistant choreographer), and Men on Boats (Sumner). She also works for the theatre department as a scene shop assistant. Outside of theatre, she enjoys drawing and spending time outdoors. She is excited to be working with Virginia Children's Theatre!

Brandon Duncan

Education Associate
Brandon Duncan is a teaching artist, actor, and musician from Floyd, Virginia. Trained at Radford University (BA in Theatre and Music), he has taught with Richmond Performing Arts Alliance as a Wolf Trap teaching artist, and has instructed for Virginia Repertory Theatre summer programs. First moving to Richmond to perform in the Virginia Repertory Theatre national tour, he has also performed with Richmond Triangle Players, Richmond Shakes, and the University of Richmond. His favorite artistic credits include: The Inheritance, The Rivals, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cymbeline, The Diary of Anne Frank, Twelfth Night, The Frog Prince, The Taming of the Shrew, and Buffalo Soldier. Brandon is overjoyed to be returning to Virginia Children’s Theatre as the education associate and resident teaching artist since first performing here in 2016. He yearns to share his love of classical, didactic, and musical theatre through performing arts integrated education with the Roanoke community that he cares benevolently for.

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