Artistic Staff

Shane Smuin
Director
Born into a family of performers, Shane’s been on stage and backstage, one way or another, since he was six months old when his father carried him onto the Kennedy Center Main Stage for a performance of the ballet “Petrushka.” In 2006, he came back home to the Bay Area to pursue his true calling in life… teaching. For the last ten years, Shane has taught and directed theatre at Aragon High School. His past Aragon musical productions include: Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 9 to 5, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Seussical, Into The Woods, Chicago, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Batboy, Curtains, and The Producers. Shane has his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Notre Dame de Namur University, and an M.F.A. from The Actor’s Studio.

 

Rick Reynolds
Music and Vocal Director

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Imbimbo
Assistant Music Director

 

 

 

Fred Eiras
Set Designer
Fred returned to the Bay Area in 2016 after living in Kentucky for 13 years. Fred has been involved on and off stage for 40+ years. After growing up around theater, Fred wanted to be involved with young artists to support their efforts and the arts. Fred is currently the Technical Director of Performing Arts at Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton and a designer and teaching artist freelancing around the Bay Area. Fred’s motto is “All the world’s a stage but someone has got it build it first…”

 

Katy Alanis Barnhill
Choreographer
A native of San Francisco, Katy has studied more than 30 styles of cultural dance as well as ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip-hop. After traveling internationally to study dance, she was inspired to found World Dance Fusion – a dance company that integrates many multi-cultural dance forms. The company’s work has been featured at ODC Theater, Theatre Artaud, Dance Mission Theater, Kanbar Hall at JCCSF, and the Palace of Fine Arts. Outside the Bay Area, World Dance Fusion has presented at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Arthur Ashe Stadium, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bombay,  Asociación Antigua de Sevilla, and the Alhamra in Pakistan. In 2007, Katy was invited by the U.S. government to be an Ambassador for Dance and travel to China, Russia, and South Africa. World Dance Fusion’s first full-length production, The Jewish Nutcracker, is entering its fourth season. She also teaches several styles of dance at the ODC School in San Francisco. Katy has B.A. in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA.

 

Margaux Mansfield
Costume Designer