We are thrilled to announce that Katelyn Coryell will be the new Drama Director at Lancaster Mennonite School! Former director, Dean Sauder, will continue to serve as Drama Coordinator this year.
Katelyn is a technically trained dancer, singer and actor, and approaches her work with the understanding that the heart of a person is equally as important as the technique they possess. She has been a working theater educator in the Lancaster area since January of 2019. Her professional experience includes Choreographing LM’s productions of Godspell, Annie, Stop Time, Rhythm of Life, and Creative Pursuits Academy’s production of Mary Poppins Jr., as a faculty member for Viktor Yeliohin’s International Ballet Academy (VYIBA) and the resident choreographer/teacher for the VYIBA Junior Performance Company, holding the position of Associate Director of Theater at Veritas Academy, working as a teaching artist through Gretna Theater at the New School Montessori, and guest teaching various masterclasses throughout the Lancaster region. Her performance credits include dancing in a work she choreographed called “Hideaway” in “With Hope: a local choreography showcase”, The Music Man and My Fair Lady with Servant Stage and Ancient Future (Polyphone New Musical Theater Festival 2018) with The University of the Arts, and worked collaboratively as a dancer in Chasing the Moon with the ENA ensemble. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from The University of the Arts. She is a Lancaster Mennonite School alumna from the class of 2015.
We are excited to have her in this role, and please join us in welcoming her as Drama Director!