Academy Instructors

CenterPoint Academy is great because of the people who make up the Academy family, including our students, their families, and the awesome Academy staff and instructors. See below for a little more about the folks who make the Academy go!

Academy Management Team

Wendy Inkley

Academy Director

Wendy digs this academy stuff! She loves working to make this academy a place families and students feel like they belong. She has acted in and directed shows at CPT and loves the amazing support the theatre gives each other.

But if she were honest she’d always rather be snowboarding with her kids and husband.

Jana Plowman

Academy Producer

Jana studied Musical Theatre at Weber State University. There she learned that she loved being back stage just as much as performing on stage. Occasionally, between academy shows, you will see her on CenterPoint’s Main Stage. She joined the Academy team in 2015 as a director. In 2019 she became the Academy producer.

"I want to make every show we put on be an experience that the kids will never forget!"

Musical Theatre Production for Elementary

Megan Call


Since she was young Megan has had a passion for the performing arts. Megan studied Theatre Education and English at Weber State University. She was the director of the musical theatre program at Creative Arts Academy for 5 years. She was the theatre department choreographer at Bountiful High School for over 10 years; some of her favorites include West Side Story, Oklahoma, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and White Christmas. She was nominated for Best Choreography for the Utah High School Musical Theatre awards 4 times and won for her choreography for Crazy For You. She directs and choreographs at many local elementary schools and junior highs, as well as for the BHS show choirs. She has performed, directed, choreographed and stage managed at many theatre's along the Wasatch Front; CPT, Draper City, Empress, OPPA, Terrace Plaza. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." --Benjamin Franklin

Dylan Watson


Dylan has been doing theatre since he was in the 3rd grade and fell in love with musicals.He started in theatre education classes at Midland Community Theatre in Texas and then moved into the Pickwick Player troupe where his passion for teaching children and dance really began. He is finishing his BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Utah and is so excited to be teaching here at the academy! He's helped choreograph multiple shows like West Side Story and La Cage Aux Folles and directed Still life With Iris. Here at the academy he has choreographed Aladdin Kids and Peter Pan Jr. and Performed on the Mainstage in Ragtime and Holiday Inn.

Tara Wardle

Music Director

Tara is a seasoned theatre music director of all ages. She has music directed dozens of children’s theatre productions at CenterPoint Legacy Theater Academy during the academic year for six years, and she has also music directed multiple productions on the Barlow Main Stage at CPT (My Fair Lady and Music Man are favorites). With her B.A. degree in Music Education from BYU-Idaho, Tara’s background in choral ed has given her a cutting edge to ensemble work and vocal pedagogy techniques in the musical theatre world. Tara is also a highly sought after high soprano at Funk Studios, LA East, and Platinum Sound to sing vocal backing tracks for Broadway rehearsal tracks, the LDS church, Sony Pictures, and other contracted events. In her spare time (!) she loves teaching her voice students, tag-teaming life with her hot husband, and being a scatter-brained mom to her 3 rambunctious boys and one feisty princess.

Sal Duncan

Production and Stage Manager

Sal has had a love for all things theatre, since she first stepped onto the stage as Brigitta in The Sound of Music. In college, she performed with the USU Sunburst Singers, Dance West, and Women’s Choir. She has performed regionally in a variety of venues including CPT (Grandma Tzeitel, Fiddler), The Hope Box (Katherine, Freaky Friday), BTPP (Sylvia, All Shook Up), and the Bountiful Regional Center (Marian, The Music Man). She is also a voice over actor for Imagine Learning. Sal was a Music Specialist for Davis School District, and has written, directed, and stage managed several school productions. While employed at DSD, she received training and experience working with children with mild to moderate behavioral issues. Sal has a BS from USU, College of Social Sciences, with a minor in Communications. She has worked at CPT Academy since 2015, and loves her associations with the students, parents, and staff. She believes that Theatre Arts is a great medium for children to grow in confidence, cultivate their talents, find a sense of community, and develop lifelong skills.

Musical Theatre Production for Juniors

Kristin Callor


Kristin Callor Kristin LOVES being the Juniors Director for the CPT Academy. Youth Theater is where it is at!!! She received her Theater Arts education at BYU-Hawaii and Weber State University. Kristin has served as the Artistic Director of the Kaysville City Summer Musical program since 1998. She has been directing, choreographing and stage managing in the Davis County community for the past 25 years. She owned and operated CentreStage Theater for Youth for 16 years and has choreographed for the Davis High Theater Department for the past 23 years. She loves working in community and educational theater and loves to see what theater brings to the lives of those she gets to work with. You really do BELONG HERE....come and play!

Addison Welch


Addison has a degree in musical theatre from Weber State University. He was a cast member at Walt Disney World where he was a puppeteer as well as a performer in all of their shows and parades. He's choreographed at many theaters and high schools through Utah and Idaho including Sundance, Centerpoint, and the Playmill. A few favorite roles he’s played recently are Gerorge She Loves Me (Harmon Hall), Harold Hill Music Man (Hale Centre Theatre), Captain Hook Peter Pan (Ogden Musical Theatre), Tin Man The Wizard of Oz (Hale Centre Theatre). Addison has been an instructor at Centerpoint Academy for 5 years.

Angie Call

Music Director

Angie has been teaching as a musical director for the Academy for the last 6 years, and is thrilled to be back teaching again this next year. Angie has performed for many theatres in Utah including Centerpoint, Hale, Pickleville Playhouse, The Grand, The Children's Theatre, as well as others. Some of her favorite roles include Mother in Ragtime, Princess Fiona in Shrek, The Narrator in Joseph, Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins, Alice in The Addams Family, and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Angie also teaches private voice and piano lessons. But her favorite role is being a wife and mother to 4 very entertaining children. Angie loves the Academy and is so grateful to be a part of it. "You belong here!"

Annie Ferrin

Production and Stage Manager

Annie is a Vermont native and BYU grad with a degree in Communication Disorders and Theatre Studies. She has performed at theatres all over the Valley. Favorite stage roles include Mother (Ragtime), Harper/Maudie (To Kill a Mockingbird), Judy Bernly (9 to 5,) and Tanya (Mamma Mia!). She has been honored with recognition from the BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Awards as Best Actress in a Musical and Best Actress in a Play (2018). Her voice can be heard in the audiobook series "Ragesong" and on "The Reclaimers" podcast. She has also been featured in commercials for 94.1 KODJ and Dental Designs of Bountiful. She is thrilled to be a part of the Centerpoint Academy family where she can help contribute to its goal of building kids and building community.

Musical Theatre Production for High School

Danny Inkley

Director and Academy Director

Danny has been involved at CenterPoint Academy and its predecessors since 1990, and he has the gray in his beard to prove it. He started taking Academy classes under his uncle, Ralph Rodgers, and he’s been acting, directing, and performing ever since, with experience in more than 80 stage productions. He studied Musical Theatre at Weber State University and has performed at CenterPoint, Hale Center Theatre, Jackson Hole Playhouse, Weber State, Wasatch Theatre Co, Ogden Musical Theatre, The Grand Theatre, and more. Danny has an MBA from the University of Utah, and he’s super proud of being one of only several zillion souls on earth with an MBA. He’s been directing at the Academy since 2015, and he has the gray in his beard to prove it. He has five children who frequently don’t embarrass the family. He also has one wife and she is way out of his league.

Bailee DeYoung


Bailee received her BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University where she had a full-tuition theatre scholarship for four years. She graduated from WSU in 2014; but Bailee has loved performing for most of her life. Bailee got her start on the stage as a ballet dancer. She has over ten years of classical ballet training. She's also trained in tap, jazz, clogging, folk, contemporary, and hip hop. Bailee has 15 years of theatrical training and eight years of private vocal training from some of the best teachers in the state. She has taught dance classes of all levels at various locations. Now Bailee loves to choreograph and perform along the Wasatch Front. She has choreographed over a dozen productions at seven different Utah venues so far, and has performed in many more.

Jessica Love

Music Director

Jessica has been teaching at CenterPoint Academy since 2013 and isn’t tired of it yet. A graduate of WSU, Jessica has worked on productions from Ogden to Sandy as director, music director, choreographer, costumer, Ariel wrangler, stage manager, tech operator, light designer, accompanist, and performer. Seeing the kids grow in confidence is her favorite thing about teaching at CPT.

Kristina Boler

Production and Stage Manager & Academy Program Administrator

Kristina started in theater when she was a young teenager, and she took classes at Pages Lane Theatre Academy. She has come full circle and loves working for the CenterPoint Academy. Kristina is the Program Administrator for the Academy and is the Stage Manager for the Bigs classes. When Kristina is not working with these awesome kids, she can be found performing. Kristina’s favorite roles include Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Miss Skillon in See How They Run and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. Kristina’s most recent project has been voicing Attie in the Reclaimers Podcast.

Musical Theatre

Jessica Moon

Sing, Act, Play & Performing Arts

Jessica was fortunate to have people around her who gave her a love for theatre and believed in her enough to give her opportunities to perform. She feels a responsibility to pay it forward to the next generation. Jessica was the Speech and Drama Sterling Scholar for Southeastern Utah and was a state champion in Oratory. She served as (student) Academic Vice President at Snow College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University with a major in English and a minor in Psychology. Jessica taught general music at Farmington Elementary for four years and directed seven plays for Spotlight Children’s Theater. She is currently pursuing her Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree from Southern Utah University, and her areas of study are Arts Administration, Leadership Studies, and Professional Communication.

Dance for Musical Theatre

Danica Davies


Danica is thrilled to be teaching at Centerpoint Academy! Growing up, she studied at a competitive dance studio in Las Vegas, NV and graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in theatre education. She has over a decade of experience teaching theatre and dance to all ages. She loves performing and is passionate about teaching. CPT holds a special place in Danica’s heart as it’s where she met her husband. Together they have a very active and fun 2 year old.

Voice for Musical Theatre

Mailee Halpin


Mailee loves performing at CenterPoint and teaching with the Academy! She has a bachelor’s degree in voice from UVU and teaches private voice lessons on top of teaching with the academy. She has a background in Operetta and Musical Theatre and even did a young artist program with the Ohio Light Opera back in 2018. Mailee has performed all over Utah, and you may have seen her as Marian Paroo here at CenterPoint, Florence in Phantom at Hale Center Theatre, Ermengarde in Hello Dolly! at Centerpoint, Liesl VonTrapp in The Sound of Music at Hale Center Theatre and Cosette in Les Miserables at The Ziegfeld Theater. Singing has always been a huge part of her life and she loves sharing it with the Academy's littles!

Ami Swallow


Ami has been singing from birth. She made her first vocal recording at age 3 (including “McDonald’s Had a Farm”). In order to support this vocal habit she begged her parents to let her take piano lessons. She has had a long and successful track record of using music to avoid other tasks (don’t remind her younger sisters how many times she got out of washing the dishes after dinner because she “had to practice”...they still get very upset). In high school, Ami’s love of music led her to spend a lot of time performing with musicians, actors, and other unsavory characters. She started college at BYU as a Music Dance Theatre major, but changed it to Music Education as she no longer wanted to run between the extreme ends of the campus for her classes (this was during the great WILK and library construction). Ami graduated and began forcing other, smaller people to sing all together at the same time (she is still amazed that she gets paid to do this!). She has taught choir, musical theatre production, and directed and music directed musicals for nearly 20 years.


Joan Bowles


Joan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah. She is trained extensively in the Cecchetti ballet methodology, but her training also includes the Russian and Bournonville styles. She has studied under Bené Arnold, Barbara Hamblin, Gordon Paxman, Madeline Gavers, Yurik Lazowski, Teri Port, Janet Gray, Julie Orlob, Rowland Butler, Tony Landers Marks and Willam Christensen. In addition to ballet, Joan is trained in Character Dance, Tap, and Jazz. Joan also holds an MFA in Theatre with a Musical Theatre emphasis and a secondary teaching certificate from the University of Utah. Joan has performed with the Utah Ballet Ensemble, U of U Ballet Showcases, Kingsbury Hall, Pioneer Theatre Company, Lagoon Opera House Summer Theatre, Utah Greek Theatre Festival, Triad Center Theatre, and the Laie Community Theatre. She has also sung with the Utah Symphony Chorus for 27 years and is currently singing with Utah Voices. In addition to creating and choreographing eighteen story ballets, Joan’s choreographic experience includes BYU-Hawaii resident choreographer, Triad Theatre Productions, Rodgers Memorial Theatre, and CenterPoint Legacy Theatre. Joan also choreographed the dance segments in the film Trek. Joan’s résumé includes a variety of experiences. As a ten-year Beverly Taylor Sorensen ArtWorks For Kids dance instructor Joan taught multiple genres of dance to 800+ Kindergarten to 6th grade students. She was the Jazz company director for Rowland Butler Dance, the ballet instructor for the Bountiful High state champion drill team, and a theatre instructor for Rodgers Memorial Theatre. She privately taught Dawn Hall, the former Utah Jazz Dancers director and Gev Manoukian, Season 4 So You Think You Can Dance finalist. Joan’s greatest love is Ballet which she has taught more than 30 years, teaching hundreds of students the beautiful art and technique of Ballet. Those students range in age from 3 to adults of all ages. Ballet is an incredible art form that has lasted hundreds of years and is the basis for all other forms of dance, providing a foundational advantage for anyone who performs on stage. Joan looks forward to training more future ballet dancers and musical theatre stars. Joan has been here at CenterPoint Theatre prior to the theatre’s opening and is happy to be a part of the CenterPoint Academy!

Sarah Taylor


Sarah E. Taylor began her ballet studies at the age of 5 as physical therapy for a congenial hip, but fell in love with the art. She studied in Ogden UT. with former principal danseur of the San Francisco Ballet, Master Walter Stocker. At the age of 14 Sarah furthered to her dance training by attending the School of Ballet West and studied with Katherine Lee. Through her High School years, Sarah attended several intensive workshops including a summer with Ballet West principle dancers Matt Degnan and Lisa LaManna. Sarah had the great opportunity to dance student parts in Ballet West’s Nutcracker from 1983 to 1986. In 1987 Sarah began attending Weber State University taking ballet and ballroom classes from various faculty members including Joni Wilson of Virginia Tanner Dance and Children’s Dance Theater. While attending Weber State, Sarah was a choreographer for the Weber State “Sign-Up” performance group. At the same time, Sarah taught ballet classes for the Ogden School of Ballet. In 1989 Sarah and her husband moved to Japan. In addition to teaching English at the American English School in Saitama, Japan, she attended ballet classes at the Koga School of Ballet in Koga, Japan. From 1991 to 1995 Sarah was the manger and director for the 28th Street Studio for the Performing Arts in Ogden, UT. The 28th St studio was the Ogden home of schools such as Children’s Dance Theater, and Page’s Lane (Rogers Memorial) Academy. In the fall of 1995 Sarah began teaching at Flip’s Gymnastics in Bountiful, UT. as the pre-ballet & ballet teacher as well as the dance coach for the girl’s gymnastics competition team. In 2000 Sarah’s attentions turned from dance to education when she completed her Montessori Teaching Certification as well as becoming the administrator of a small private school. Along with her administrative duties, Sarah was able to share her love of dance by teaching the student body weekly dance classes, which incorporated classical ballet technique with creative movement, ballroom dance, and folk dances. Sarah also served as the choreographer/director for the school’s semi-yearly musical performances. Sarah’s love of ballet brought her to teaching at Rogers Memorial Theatre and then on to CenterPoint Academy 10+ years ago.

Ticket Policies

  • In consideration of our patrons, no children under 3 are permitted in the theatre. Some productions may not be appropriate for all 3 year-olds. Parents should be the guide for young patrons. No babes in arms will be permitted.
  • No cancellations or refunds.
  • Ticket exchanges must be made in person at the Box Office at least one business day prior to the performance. Exchanged tickets must be surrendered at that time. We cannot accommodate late exchanges. There is a $5 exchange fee per ticket. Season Ticket Holders are allowed one free exchange per show. Additional exchanges are $5 per ticket.
  • Reserved seating will be held until curtain, after which alternate seating will be used. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Patrons arriving after the start of the performance will be seated at the discretion of management. Late-comers cannot be guaranteed seating.
  • The use of cameras, recording devices, phones, radios and pagers is strictly prohibited.
  • Please do not bring outside food or drink into the theatre.

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CenterPoint Legacy Theatre announces auditions for ‘The Music Man’ on Saturday, January 4th.

Auditions will take place by appointment from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon. The show runs March 13th through April 11th. Shelby Ferrin will direct, Aaron Ford will choreograph and Tara Wardle will music direct.

Bring any conflicts from January 6th through April 11th along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, January 7th and Wednesday, January 8th. Rehearsals will start Monday, January 13th.

Auditions are open to all performers 8 years and older. Children are encouraged to audition with a parent or guardian. All roles are open. Come prepared to sing 30 seconds or less of a song in the style of the show. Live accompaniment will be provided. No pre-recorded music please.

Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North, 400 West in Centerville. Enter in the building on the west side basement entrance. Please email the theatre at to schedule an audition time.

Character Breakdown


Note: ages listed are approximate and represent how the characters read onstage, not necessarily the ages of the performers. Please note, where applicable, any requirements for on-stage intimacy or physicality. 

MALE ROLES: HAROLD HILL: Smooth-talking con man and traveling salesman who beguiles the town before falling in love with Marian; overflowing with charm and charisma; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell. RANGE: Ab2-F4, AGE: 30-45 

MARCELLUS WASHBURN: Former con man and friend to Harold, now trying to settle down in River City; immensely likeable with comic timing; kisses Ethel; physically struggles with Charlie Cowell; leads an energetic dance. RANGE: A4-G2, AGE: 25-40 

MAYOR GEORGE SHINN: The Mayor of River City, protective of his town and family; self-important, blustery, pompous, but not too bright. RANGE: Any, AGE: 40-60 

WINTHROP PAROO: Marian’s adorable little brother who speaks with a lisp; precocious but moody. RANGE: C4-Eb5, AGE: 9-12 

CHARLIE COWELL: Rival traveling salesman out to expose Harold Hill; determined and moralistic; kisses Marian; physically struggles with Marcellus and Harold; may also play a townsperson in some scenes. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-45

TOMMY DJILAS: Trouble-making teenager who becomes an assistant leader of the boys’ band; rebellious but smart and handsome. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20 

JACEY SQUIRES: Owner of livery stable and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the high tenor; married to Mrs. Squires. RANGE: C3-C5, AGE: 25-55 

EWART DUNLOP: Owner of the general store and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the second tenor; married to Maud. RANGE: F3-F5, AGE: 25-55 

OLIVER HIX: Banker and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the baritone; married to Alma. RANGE: B2-F4, AGE: 25-55 

OLIN BRITT: Newspaper editor and school board member who bickers with his peers before joining them in the barbershop quartet as the bass. RANGE: F2-C4, AGE: 25-55 

OTHER ROLES FOR MEN: Constable Locke, the town sheriff; Train conductor; Traveling salesmen; River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes some of them in “families”; River City boys/teens who sing, dance and join the boys’ band

FEMALE ROLES: MARIAN PAROO: Town librarian and piano teacher, sister of Winthrop and daughter of Mrs. Paroo; well-read, independent, head-strong, beautiful but elusive, hopelessly romantic but intensely guarded; kisses Harold and Charlie Cowell; RANGE: G3-A5, AGE: 25-35 

MRS. PAROO: Widowed mother to Marian and Winthrop; sweet, cheerful, always busy, and slightly intrusive in her daughter’s love life; speaks with an Irish accent. RANGE: Ab3-Eb5, AGE: 45-55 

EULALIE MACKECKNIE SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s peacock wife, a know-it-all busybody who knows everyone and everything in town; self-important, grandiose, gossipy, snobbish, and easily flattered; must have great comedic range without being over-the-top. RANGE: D4-D5, AGE: 40-50

AMARYLLIS: Marian’s piano student who likes Winthrop but teases him; sweet but a little bratty; must pretend to play the piano. RANGE: C4-E5, AGE: 9-12 

ZANEETA SHINN: Mayor Shinn’s teenage daughter with a crush on Tommy Djilas; cute, feminine, a little daffy; dances energetically. RANGE: Any, AGE: 16-20 

GRACIE SHINN: Mayor’s younger daughter. RANGE: Any, AGE: 9-12 ETHEL TOFFELMIER: Player piano player and town gossip who is dating Marcellus; jolly and friendly, but gossipy; kisses Marcellus. RANGE: Any, AGE: 25-35 

ALMA HIX: Wife of Oliver Hix and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-45 MAUD DUNLOP: Wife of Ewart Dunlop and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55 MRS. SQUIRES: Wife of Jacey Squires and a town gossip. RANGE: G4-G5, AGE: 25-55 

OTHER ROLES FOR WOMEN/GIRLS: River City townspersons of all ages, shapes, and sizes, some of them in “families”; River City girls/teens who sing and dance.

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