Yezzi (Nicole) attended The University of the Arts in Philadelphia on Scholarship and received her BFA in Jazz Dance/Musical Theater. While there, she had the privilege of dancing under such choreographers as Cuban Pete, Ronen Koresh, & Matthew Neenan. Upon graduation, Yezzi relocated to Florida...

Hoku Pavao Jones is a graduate of Baldwin High School and the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City. Since returning to Maui to perform in MAPA’s Educational Theatre tour show, We Call Dem Slippahs, Hoku has been seen in a variety of...

Kathleen Schulz has studied modern dance with Martha Graham in New York, jazz with Roland Dupree in Los Angeles and ballet with Nico Cerese in Los Angeles. She has taught dance and performed nationwide. Kathleen has been teaching and choreographing on Maui for over 32...

A long-time teaching artist, Carolyn began working for MAPA as a drama specialist for the Voices program in 1998. Prior to moving to Maui in 1991, Carolyn performed in and directed shows for Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre Program in the San Francisco Bay Area as...

Frances grew up in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, in Takoma Park, Maryland. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs, with concentrations in Nonprofit Management and Policy Analysis, from Indiana University. After...

Artistic Director of MAPA since 1992, David has more than 30 years experience directing professional, educational and children’s theatre productions. He taught theatre workshops and has been an acting coach and directing consultant for the last 25 years. In addition, he worked as an acting...