Teaching Artists

Every year we hire the best teaching artists and theatre makers from across the nation to work with our kids! CRT is firmly united in our rigorous pursuit of excellence in all that we do.


Bethany Eilean Talley

This is Bethany’s sixth season with the Creede Repertory Theatre. CRT credits include Guys & Dolls, Ghost Light, Our Town, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Annie Get Your Gun, Alice and the Bookstore Palace, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Boomtown. She also appeared as Viola in Twelfth Night (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Berdine in Psycho Beach Party (THEATREWORKS), Jordan (u/s) in The Great Gatsby (Arvada Center for the Arts) and Maggie in Lend Me a Tenor (Vintage Theatre). She choreographed Reading! And Other Superpowers and worked as the assistant choreographer for Annie Get Your Gun and Guys & Dolls at CRT. BFA Acting with a minor in Contemporary Dance, Brigham Young University.

Emily Van Fleet

Emily is beyond excited to be returning as director of IMac(kers), a play she and Nathan Jones co-authored for CRT’s 2017 KID Show! For last year’s KID Show, she co-authored and co-directed Rodeo & Juliet. In past years, she also taught CRT’s Improv and Musical Theatre day camps. As a member of Actor’s Equity Association, she has performed in regional productions all over the country. You may have seen her on stage at CRT in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Private Lives, Guys & Dolls, Our Town, August: Osage County, Annie Get Your Gun, The Liar, Drowsy Chaperone, Harry The Great or Boomtown! Some of her other favorite Colorado productions include Tartuffe, Death Takes a Holiday, A Man of No Importance & Big River (Arvada Center), The Wizard of Oz (Boulder’s Dinner Theatre), The Last Five Years (Little Theatre of the Rockies), and The Fantasticks, Measure for Measure, The Servant of Two Masters (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). She has also worked with the Lake Tahoe & Sierra Shakespeare Festivals, been involved in various new musical workshops in NYC, and has been a featured soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration for 6 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. Next to her love of performing, Emily loves to share her passion for the arts with others. She has taught various theatre classes and camps over the years, including Audition Techniques, Musical Theatre Style & Techniques, Acting Shakespeare, and private voice lessons. She also taught after school outreach and extra-curricular theatre programs, including directing The Wizard of Oz and Willy Wonka, Jr. in her former home of Las Vegas, NV. She is now thrilled to call Colorado her home once again. Emily couldn’t be happier to share her passion for the arts with this fantastic Creede community!  

Johamy Morales

Johamy Morales holds an MFA in acting, with a specialization in outreach and devising new work from The Ohio State University and a BA in theatre from San Diego State University.  Prior to CRT, Johamy directed the Comparative Arts Department and the Junior Musical Theatre Program at Interlochen Center for the Arts.  She has worked with the Seattle Children’s Theatre Company and the La Jolla Playhouse through their education programs as a teaching artist.  Johamy is an alumni from the Arena Stage fellowships program and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.   As an educator, artist, and director she has worked with various schools and non-profit organizations including Fort Lewis College, University of San Diego, Esperanza Charter School, Wexner Center, Dennos Museum, Student in Transition Empowerment Program, Traverse City Continuation School, and Columbus Refugee & Immigration Services. She has toured children’s shows and taught internationally to underserved populations in South Africa, Mexico, and India. Outside of the office, Johamy can often be found hiking with her dog, writing, singing in Spanish, or eating her husband’s delicious food!

Kate Berry

Kate is overjoyed to return to CRT for her seventh season in the acting company. She was most recently seen in Dancing Lessons at Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Silverthorne, CO. Denver Area: Arvada Center (Blithe Spirit), Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Other Desert Cities), Colorado Shakespeare Company (Twelfth Night), Theatreworks (Psycho Beach Party), and Curious Theatre Company (Charles Ives Take Me Home) for which she was nominated for a Henry Award. CRT: Hope and Gravity, The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild, Annie Get Your Gun, The Taming of the Shrew, The Language of Trees, The Road to Mecca, The Bad Man, The 39 Steps, The Joy of Going Somewhere Definite, Slabtown, Light Up the Sky, and Noises Off. Member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Raymond Caldwell

Raymond holds an MFA in acting with a focus in community outreach and developing new work from The Ohio State University and a BFA in acting from the University of Florida. While at Florida, Caldwell was certified in unarmed combat by The Society of American Fight Directors. In 2009 he was the recipient of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship, and soon after joined the Arena Stage staff where he worked for six seasons. Caldwell currently is a resident-director and full-time Acting/Musical Theatre professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Howard University. He has toured nationally and internationally as a performer and directed/developed work throughout the DC Metro Area, India, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, and the UK.

Renee Prince

Bio Coming Soon!