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Joyah Spangler

Program Director

Favorite musicals:Assassins, Come From Away, Fun Home

Hailing from Northern California, Joyah has become a highly caffeinated multi-hyphenate in New York City. As an actor, Joyah has performed at many prestigious venues including Off-Broadway at The Jerry Orbach Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T. San Francisco, New York Musical Festival, The New York Fringe Festival, and 54 below. She’s also graced the screen in the TV show The Following (Fox), Do You Dance, Ms. Parker? and various comedic shorts. She has also been in the developmental process of many new musicals including the first Immersive musical in NYC, The Bad Years by Kerrigan and Lowdermilk.

Joyah is an accomplished director and choreographer and is currently serving as the Associate Director/ Choreographer for the Friends Musical Parody North American Tour. Joyah has also developed a huge passion for teaching creative educational workshops. Melding the European styles of improv with her own theatrical sensibility, Joyah has become a very unique teacher for actors, dancers and comedians of all ages.

As founding member of her high school sketch team and College improv team, Joyah began to develop a strong comedic voice at an early age. Joyah has since travelled far and wide to hone those skills under the tutelage of comedic masterminds like Anthony Atamanuik, Jill Bernard, Jason Geary and Anders Fors. Joyah went on to become a company member and coach at Reckless Theatre (NYC) , founded the internationally celebrated musical improv team, Charlie, and has taught workshops across the country. Joyah has a similarly extensive background in drama and is happiest when she can teach the entire spectrum of the human condition. In the classroom she focuses on physicality to help free the mind of an actor with workshops on Laban, Alexander technique and fitzmaurice work.