DST TEACHING ARTISTS
ELYSSA BLONDER, Director of Education
Elyssa grew up performing at DST, and she credits those early experiences with making her the performer that she is today. A graduate of ASU’s Musical Theatre program (18’), Elyssa moved to New York as a working actress and has performed regionally across the country. She is back in Phoenix performing professionally around the Valley. Regional credits include: Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden), The Sound of Music (Liesl), Americano!, West Side Story, at The Phoenix Theatre Company; Daddy Long Legs (Jerusha) and The Little Mermaid(Ariel) at Hale Centre Theatre; A Christmas Carol (Arizona Broadway Theatre); Bells Are Ringing (CLOC); Beauty and the Beast, Hairspray (The Barn Theatre); TV/Film credit: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime).
Elyssa has taught students of all ages at performing arts organizations including The Phoenix Theatre Company, Theatre Works, and Desert Stages Theatre. Learn more about her at www.elyssablonder.com