Our Instructors

Meet our fantastic Instructors!

 

Academy Director

Laura Snyder, President/Executive Director and Founder of Alpine Community Theater (ACT) established ACT in 2003. Laura has a passion for theatre and has had an active part in producing, directing, and choreographing each of ACT's musical productions.  ACT was awarded Utah’s Outstanding Community Theater for the 2007 production of ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ and Laura personally received an award of excellence as the Executive Director. Laura was also awarded the “Woman Who Makes a Difference” Award by the Alpine Jr. Miss Pageant in 2010 and was honored as one of the “8 Local Lady Legends of Theater” by Utah Valley Magazine and was featured in their July/August 2010 Edition. Laura graduated from Brigham Young University in Theatre Arts Studies with an emphasis in directing and has over 35 years of theatre and dance experience.  Laura is currently working on her Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration.  Laura enjoys sharing her great love for musical theater with the community and just recently completed producing and directing ACT's production of "A Christmas Carol" presented this Christmas season. Her next two projects are Kids in the ACT Youth Theatre's production of "Into the Woods, Jr" this spring and Alpine Community Theater's summer production of "Mary Poppins".
 
Voice Instructor

Caroline Morris, a full lyric soprano from Taylorsville, Utah, is pursuing her degree in Vocal
Performance at Brigham Young University. She is no stranger to good singing, and has taken voice
lessons for more than twelve years. Caroline has a great love of performing and focuses her teaching on
preparing students for the performing experience. Whether auditioning for choir and theater, preparing for a recital, or singing in church and other social functions, students will learn how to be better performers under Caroline’s tutelage. Having performed herself in a variety of capacities, Caroline has key knowledge and experience to aid students in their performing pursuits.
Caroline’s performances have included the role of Carlotta in BYU’s production of The Phantom of
the Opera, Katisha, in BYU’s The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, and several roles in BYU’s Opera
Scenes concert. She was seen as Dolly Tate in Alpine Community Theater’s, Annie Get Your Gun,
the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, and Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Caroline
has been a soloist in several collegiate choir concerts, has soloed in Handel’s Messiah at Dixie State
College, and won first place in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition on a
collegiate level. Caroline has sung in High School and Collegiate choir, as well as performs regularly for
church functions. She most recently was the Music Director for Alpine Community Theater’s 2014
production of Fiddler on the Roof.

 

Voice Instructor

Laurel Elizabeth Brown, a native of Morgan Hill, CA, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance/Opera. Private teachers and coaches include Heidi Henderson, Dr. Mary Schiller and Dr. Dean Southern, John Simmons, Linda Jones, and former Cleveland Opera director David Bamberger. She has also studied with local artists Trisha Hall and Michelle Sundwall.Laurel started performing when she was 13 years old in the Bay Area. She has a great love for musical theater as well as opera and operetta. She has been teaching voice for 3-4 years, taking a year and a half hiatus to serve a mission for the LDS church.Locally, she has performed with Alpine Community Theater as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella, Roderigo 2 in Little Women at the SCERA, and as Fred’s Wife and the Charwoman in Hale Center Theater Orem’s A Christmas Carol. Other roles include Aunt Em in The Wiz, the Rose Seller in Oliver!, both Emma Smith and Eliza R. Snow in This is Kirtland!, among numerous other roles.Laurel also composes and arranges music. Recently, she helped composer and songwriter Aaron James Karr record vocals and arrange the music for one of the Mormon Messages on YouTube, entitled Opportunities to Do Good.
 
 
Voice Instructor

Brittney Warburton was born and raised in Boise Idaho where her musical aspirations began. Being taught music from her mother at a very young age, Brittney has enjoyed voice and piano performance her entire life. She participated in singing ensembles in high school and at Brigham Young University where she completed her college and graduate degrees in Sociology, Family Life, and School Psychology. She worked in Provo School District as a Psychologist, specializing in behavior management, intellectual and social/emotional assessment, counseling, and behavior and academic consultation with faculty and parents. Brittney recently made her stage debut playing Grace Farrell in Alpine Community Theater’s 2012 production of Annie and is very excited to join the ACT Performing Arts Academy team!
 

 

 

Dance Instructor

Robin Wiggins Towle graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Dance. While there she was an East Carolina Cheerleader for two years and danced on the nationally ranked Pure Gold Dance Team. Robin was runner up in the Miss North Carolina USA pageant and was a dancer in the television series The Chronicles of Young Indy. Robin owned and operated Dance Creations for five years before getting married and moving to the west coast. While living in California Robin worked at Roseville School of Ballet. Since moving to Utah she has done choreography for several Alpine Community Theater Productions, as well as several school plays. Robin was also a member of the Diamond Dance Company. Robin is married to Kevin Towle (by shanell). They currently reside in Alpine, Utah where she home schools her six children. Robin loves children and is so enthusiastic about this opportunity. Robin feels that the most important part in teaching children is to build their self esteem. She wants all of her students to feel they are valued and special. Robin believes it is in this environment that they will thrive.
 
 
Dance Instructor
Katie Collier has trained in ballet, pointe, partnering, jazz,  modern, and American Character over the past 25 years. She graduated from Alta High School in 2002 where she was a member of the dance company for 3 years. After high school she attended Southern Utah University where she received her Bachelors Degree in Dance Performance and a Minor in Business Management. While at SUU she received choreography of the year for her piece in the Student Dance Concert. She has taught at various studios throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties and has 9 years teaching experience. Along with teaching for years she has also had the opportunity to choreograph many pieces for competitions and dance concerts in a variety of styles. Katie and her husband, Dave, have been married for 8 years and currently live in Eagle Mountain with their three beautiful daughters.