Instructors

Christina Docter (Stai)

Christina is our Lead Instructor, Director, and Vocal Coach at YAAL! Graduating in December of 2017 from Drake University with her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and a BCE in education, Christina has been with us since she was 16 years old!! Starting as an actress, her love for theatre blossomed at YAAL as a teen, and she loves to share that passion with current cast members and students. Though she’s an actor combatant, Christina is far from scary! She is a high energy, fun, understanding teacher, that loves to talk to just about anyone. You may have seen her recently directing Shrek Jr., Getting to Know Sound of Music, Legally Blonde Jr.!, and High School Musical Jr. 2!. One of our favorite summer projects Christina does is writing her own plays and juke-box musicals, which at YAAL include A Tale of Two Kitties, Hard Knock High School, Z-Day, and her personal favorite, Chance!.. Her hobbies include beating her husband in tennis, playing with her super cute dogs, singing so the neighbors can hear her, whale watching, and of course, COMEDY!! 

"To be an actor you have to be a child." — Paul Newman