Welcome to the Florida Studio Theatre School. With classes in Acting, Dancing, Singing, Playwriting, and Improvisation, as well as Spring Break, Winter Break and Summer Theatre Camps, the FST School offers a wide range of opportunities year-round.
FST’s classes for youth and teens are dedicated to nurturing individual creativity. We see young people not just as individuals, but as creative individuals.
Led by FST’s teaching staff of professional resident artists, students gain an understanding of theatre, acting method, stage technique, and literary skills. Students will also have access to performance opportunities throughout the year.
Whether your interest is to encourage personal creativity and confidence or serious theatrical training, we invite you to discover your child’s artistic home in the Florida Studio Theatre School.
Scholarships are available based on merit and financial need.
The skill and openness of the instructors, the creativity, and the charm of the theatre itself - we felt we had found the right place for our son at the FST School.
Musical Theatre Bootcamp
Explore the basics of performing a musical theatre song with help from FST’s Professional Teaching Artists. This class covers singing, dancing, and acting, and is suitable for everyone, regardless of skill level.
Acting, Singing, Dancing, and Improvisation! Theatre Combo is a great class for someone just discovering theatre, or a budding performer who loves all the elements of drama.
Discover the fun and freedom of creative spontaneity! Through improvisational games and prompts, students will learn to think and perform on their feet in a lively and inventive environment.
Winter Break Camps
Little Theatre Winter Break Camp
A camp experience dedicated to the exploration of creative play, ensemble games, and confidence-building activities for our youngest artists.
Intro To Theatre Winter Break Camp
This one-week camp offers an introduction to FST programming through ensemble and improvisation games, playful exercises, and movement activities.
My daughter has always had a knack for performing, but has had a hard time overcoming her shyness. Ever since she started taking classes at FST, I have noticed an immense improvement in her confidence. We are truly ecstatic to see the change in her demeanor and self-esteem. The FST School has made it possible.
Meet Your Instructors
YVETTE KOJIC is a multi-hyphenate in the theatre community who got her start at FST! She has served as a host, producer, actor, director, and writer. She most recently was the Program Director at Broadway Workshop where she produced thousands of educational workshops & programs for students from all around the world. She is also a published writer with Playbill Magazine and Performer Stuff and former Producer and Social Media Director for Broadway Records.
TRISHA STEVER is thrilled to join the FST family as a Teaching Artist! Originally from New York, Trisha received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Valdosta State University of GA. From there, she did several tours and performed in regional productions across the US. Making her way to Southern California, she was a resident Teaching Artist for San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego High School and Center Stage Productions. As a director/choreographer, some of her past favorite productions include Mary Poppins, The Addams Family, Mamma Mia!, TARZAN, Seussical the Musical, and The Jungle Book. Most recently, she choreographed Disney's Aladdin Jr. with Central Florida Community Arts!
WILL LUERA is Director of Improvisation at Florida Studio Theatre, Director of Big Bang Improv and Artistic Director Emeritus of ImprovBoston, Artistic Director of the Pilsen Improv Festival, Artistic Associate of the Chicago Improv Festival, Artistic Advisor to the Women in Comedy Festival and Part-time Faculty at Boston College. Will has appeared in numerous improv festivals around the world and have studied improvisation with ImprovOlympic, The Second City, The Annoyance Theater, The Upright Citizens Brigade, and Keith Johnstone. Will has been working with Florida Studio Theatre since 2014. Before that he was with ImprovBoston where he had worked since 1997 directing the Mainstage cast and developing the nationally renowned productions of Sitcom, Secret Society, Blue Screen, Playbook and Quest. In 2004, he was the Boston and national winner of PAX-TVs World Cup Comedy. He is also a producer and actor in Strange Faculty, which was accepted to the 2007 New York Television Festival, the 2008 Los Angeles Independent Television Festival and was a winner of the 2008 NBC Comedy Short Cuts competition. He tours globally as an improv and theater actor, director and instructor that performs and teaches regularly all across North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
SARAH DURHAM is a comedian and writer from Campbellsville, Kentucky, raised on Mel Brooks and Billy Graham. She is the Head Writer for FST Sketch and is the Improv Associate for FST Improv. At FST, Sarah is the Executive and Artistic Assistant to the Managing Director and is a writer for the Cabaret Stage and Children’s Theatre. Some of her recent credits include Cinderella, Laughing Matters, A Place in the Sun, and Deck the Halls. She hopes to continue to write joy into people’s lives.
DAVID STEIN is so excited to join the team at Florida Studio Theatre. He’s been working professionally in theater since he first started acting as a child at First Stage in Milwaukee. With his BFA in Acting from UW-Milwaukee, some of David’s favorite acting roles include Barrel in URINETOWN (UW-Milwaukee), Mr. Harari in RUINED (UW-Milwaukee) Igor in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Theatre Tallahassee) and Duncan in THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT (Bay Area Children’s Theatre) After school, David went to work with The Bay Area Children’s Theater in San Francisco where he was an apprentice, teaching classes and acting in their shows. From California, David went back to Milwaukee to enter the world of radio and was the on air Morning Show producer for the award winning Elizabeth & Radar show at 99.1 The Mix! While working there he also was the theater correspondent, interviewing cast members of the touring Broadway shows. David and his partner Hannah wrote and produced an original farce NOT TODAY in Milwaukee, unfortunately COVID cut the run short (but you can watch the play on YouTube!). In his free time, David loves to bake and make funny videos, from food tastings to comedy sketches. Theater runs through his veins, and he is ecstatic to be a part of the team at FST.
Children's Theatre Series 2023-24
Share the magic of live theatre with your family through FST's weekend Children's Theatre Series.
Young Playwrights Festival
An annual celebration of the outstanding creative achievements of all participating WRITE A PLAY students during the school year. Participating students are awarded certificates and medals on stage in honor of their courage to create.