JRAY TEAM JUDGES
Neil Caplin– Technical background including set design, set construction, set execution, lighting, graphic design
Bob Curley– Educator/Principal in the Irvine School District
Tiffany Dacuycuy– Youth Musical Theatre Director with additional experience in stage managing, backstage crew, choreography, makeup, hair, marketing, advertising, performance, and music.
Leslie Trayer Harvey(Lead Judge)– Leslie is a professional musical theater performer having 20+ years between Broadway, national tours and regional theater, in addition to currently being a choreographer, a director and a dance & drama instructor for kids and adults. She is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA .
Roberta Kay– Emmy award winner and Emmy nominee for her work on PBS SoCal/KOCE. Singer/dancer/actress who has worked with Tom Hanks, Michael Keaton, Andy Williams, Harvey Korman, Debbie Reynolds, Dionne Warwick, Big Bird, among others! She has 29+ years directing and/or choreographing musicals at all levels.
Holly Pearson-Chorengel– Professional musical theater performer and dancer. Credits include Film, Studio work as a vocalist in Italy, Featured performer in Cats (Hamburg Germany) and countless productions in regional, professional, and dinner theater in the States. Holly is currently a certified Music Together instructor, and she teaches Dance.
Erika Schindele– Professional actress/singer/dancer. Has performed in many theaters all over California. She has also spent numerous years choreographing, directing and teaching at various schools in Orange County.
Matthew J. Schwartz– Technical background including set construction and execution, prop design and construction, specialties construction, marketing, advertising, and design
Heather Stafford– Heather Stafford has spent the last 24 years at the Orange County School of the Arts. She began as a teacher, teaching acting, make-up, improv, and Shakespeare. She then became the director of the Integrated Arts Conservatory, that she created from it’s inception. She was the resident make-up artist for the Fullerton Civic Light Opera Company for 30 years, and she has a Master’s Degree in Theatre from University of California, Davis. She also studied Theatre in the doctorate program at Tufts University. She is now happily retired.
Susan Takeda– Technical background assisting in costume design and wardrobe maintenance for Youth Theater