About Our Team

Experience. Passion. Creativity
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Louis Stone-Collonge

Founder and president

In sixth grade Louis begin working with his father building sets at local theater companies, Montalvo Players and Theater West. He continued working theater at San Jose City College. After a long break he returned to youth theater in 2006 and founded Audacity in 2012. In addition to leading Audacity, Louis remains active working in local school theater and working with Shady Shakespeare Company.

Email: louis@audacityperformingarts.com

Samantha Pistoresi

Samantha Pistoresi

Artistic Director

Originally from Fresno, California, Samantha has been performing since the age of three and has made it a mission to give back to kids what she was given at a young age – the passion and appreciation for live theatre! After moving to the bay area, she graduated from Santa Clara University with a BA in Theatre and a minor in Dance. While working with Audacity, Samantha is also the Arts for Social Justice Project Manager at Santa Clara University, a dance teacher at Westmont High School, and is performing professionally throughout the bay area.

For more information on her upcoming projects, you can visit her website www.SamanthaPistoresi.com!

Email: samantha@audacityperformingarts.com

Nancy McClymont

Nancy McClymont

Director of “Alice in Wonderland JR” at Rancho Milpitas Middle School.

Nancy has been involved in arts education for over 20 years. She loves working with youth and has enjoyed producing, directing, & choreographing in the Bay Area for the past decade. Nancy is currently directing “Jerry’s Girls” at South Bay Musical Theater in Saratoga and “Too Much, Too Much, Too Many” at Dragon Productions in Redwood City. Nancy taught studio & summer conservatory classes for CMT of San Jose for 8 years. She is best known there for her portrayal of Mrs Darbus in High School Musical. Nancy taught dance for musical theater at Studio 10 in Cupertino for 3 years. She also holds a Master’s degree in Psychology which serves her well in everything she does.

Khalia Davis

Khalia Davis

Director

Khalia Davis, a Bay Area native, graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Theatre Arts. She is a professional actress and teaching artist, working for various theatre companies throughout California. As a performer, she has performed with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Broadway by the Bay, 42nd Street Moon Theatre, TheatreWorks, Center Rep, CalShakes, and Berkeley Playhouse. Her passion for children’s entertainment and education has led her to start her own company called Kids at Heart Productions. They create web-based content for kids and their families.

To learn more about Ms. Davis, check her out at www.khaliashdavis.com!

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