Michelle McElroy – Director
Michelle McElroy is excited to be returning to the Main Street Youth Theatre family after directing All Shook Up in the summer of 2016. She is the theatre director at Hilton Head Christian Academy where she also teaches middle school humanities. Michelle has worked locally in a multitude of roles with May River Theater, Hilton Head Jazz Camp, Southeast Summer Theatre Institute and the Island School Council of the Arts driving her passion to connect a local community of fine arts professionals. Grease will mark her fourteenth directorial credit; favorite credits include The Sound of Music (2018, HHCA), Little Women the Musical (2017, MRT), All Shook Up (2016, MSYT), Guys and Dolls (2016, HHCA), and Beauty and the Beast (2015, HHCA). While Michelle loves producing shows, her favorite component of the process is helping kids and teens discover their God-given talents and love for theatre. Michelle would like to thank the MSYT Board of Directors for their support and hopes you enjoy the show!
Cynthia Cullen – Music Director
Cynthia Cullen is the Programming and Ministry Operations Director at Hilton Head Island Community Church. She and her husband Todd moved from New York City in 2007 to start HHICC. Cynthia earned her Bachelors of Science in Sacred Music with a Major in Piano Performance and a Minor in Voice at Liberty University. She has toured the US as a keyboardist and music director, has produced records for independent music artists and has served as a music director in various churches for the last 25 years. She now enjoys playing electric guitar, songwriting and performing at her church. She also serves as a Board Member for Hilton Head Dance Theatre. She and her husband Todd have two children, Sydney and Sean and enjoy living on HHI. Cynthia is thrilled to be music directing her first theater show alongside Michelle and Jamal!
Jamal Edwards – Choreographer
Jamal Edwards is a graduate of The University of Alabama where he studied dance and received his B.A. in dance. He is currently a dance teacher and choreographer for Hilton Head Dance School. He has performed in many of the schools productions such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and Terpsichore. Jamal has also choreographed for Hilton Head Island High School, Hilton Head Christian Academy, May River Theater and Main Street Youth Theatre. He is thrilled to be back at Main Street with this awesome cast.
Jean White – Stage Manager
Jean White is thrilled to be back with MSYT for another rockin’ summer! She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Catawba College. Favorite credits include: Little Women, Steel Magnolias, Guys and Dolls (Sidney Blackmer Outstanding Actress), Arcadia (Metrolina Theatre Award nom.), and Little Shop of Horrors (Best Supporting Actress, Catawba College). US Premiere: By Grace: The Musical.