Production Assistant/Stage Manager/

Dance Instructor

​​To provide children ages 0-99, the chance to experience various aspects of theater. In front and behind the curtain.  Theater is a springboard for many people and the lessons taught are invaluable. 


About Me 

To create children's theater productions that spark the imagination of both children and adults. While introducing children to the performing arts experience.

To encourage reading, self-confidence, creativity and the understanding in every child that the world is full of possibilities!

Acting Instructor/Production Assistant

Ben Griffin is a local actor performing on stages across Colorado.  Originally from Arkansas, Ben holds a BFA in Theatre with and emphasis in acting from Arkansas State University.  Since graduation, he has performed in many shows for young audiences including Seussical the Musical at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Twelfth Night with Colorado Shakespeare's Educational Tour.  His other performance credits include productions with Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, BDT Stage, Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, and Arkansas Shakespeare Festival.  Ben has been working with NoCo Theatrix since its formation.

When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.

Vivien Leigh

Jes  is in her 11th year teaching and is currently working as a music educator in the Poudre School District. She has previously taught choir, drama, and guitar in the Weldre4 and Boulder Valley School districts. Her masters degree is in integrated arts education from Lesley University and her bachelors in in music education from Illinois State University. She has directed numerous children’s shows in the states of Colorado, Ohio, and Illinois and performed in so many more. She performed in the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra Choir when living in Ohio and directed the Carl Sandburg Children’s Choir in Illinois. 

Vocal Instructor

Shelby recently relocated to the area from Austin, TX where she performed with Austin Opera, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Austin, and more professional productions in the Austin area. While in Austin, she was nominated for the B. Iden Payne Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical 2018 for Mad Margaret in Ruddigore. Shelby has directed, music directed, and choreographed more than a dozen children's theatre productions, and has a passion for watching kids grow in confidence through theatre performance. She teaches private voice and acting lessons from her home studio and loves hiking, reading, and puzzles!

Our Mission

My name is Michelle Bauer and I was raised here in Colorado, and have spent the last 20 years in New York City and Orlando Fl. I have recently moved back and want to bring my theatrical experience to Northern Colorado and share it with the families here. I have been in the entertainment business working as a professional actress and director since 1990.  I have worked at Walt Disney World, traveled the world performing on cruise ships, worked at numerous professional theaters and directed over 40 different productions for children between the ages of 3 thru 18, plus raise my 3 kids.  

Clare began dance classes at age 2. She attended a performing arts academy in San Diego through elementary and middle school, learning ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. She often performed in exhibitions, occasional theater productions, and talent shows. She also did jazz dance competitions while in middle school. In high school she put together her own dance performance show as a senior including many dancers who had never danced before. At 18, she began learning how to partner dance, primarily in West Coast Swing but including other ballroom and western style dances. She loves to dance and is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm with new dancers!

Dance Instructor

I think there is no world without theatre.
Edward Bond

Our Staff


Kellie is the production assistant/backstage manager at NoCoTheatrix.  She is passionate about musical theater and all forms of creative expression. She’s excited to bring that passion to the community she’s been a part of since 2006. 

Our Goals

Cynthia is thrilled to be costuming for NoCo Theatrix. She is married to her best friend, Steve, and is a mother of two busy, fun-loving boys.  She loves helping out in the community, currently serving with Toys for Tots of Weld County. As Ronald Reagan once said, "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." 

Anna is a lover of life, an optimist, a striving minimalist, a blessed mother of two amazing kids, and wife to her best friend Chris. Anna has been dancing, singing, performing, and teaching as long as she can remember and is grateful for all of the amazing opportunities she has been given, both on and off the stage! Anna graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Theater and is passionate about bringing her love for theater and the arts to children in her community. You can usually find her snapping photos for her photography business, sharing hair and makeup skills with actors, substitute teaching at local schools, and laughing (loudly) with her family and friends. She is grateful to have Noco Theatrix as her theater family and loves helping out in any way she can!

Dance Instructor

Music Instructor/ Production Assistant​ 

Sam is very excited to be teaching a new generation of theatre lovers this year. Sam worked in musical theatre professionally for many years before starting her family. She is now a mom to three rambunctious boys that keep her busy. Sam keeps her feet wet in the theatre world by performing in community theatre shows, choreographing for high schools and teaching the next generation a love and passion for the art.