OCCT staff

Michelle Leigh

Founder & Director

Michelle's Story

" I am frequently asked why I run a theatre. 
Why would a single parent and full time registered nurse donate so much time to a volunteer project?
The answer is quite simple: Theatre changed my life when I was a teenager. I am so proud to know that my program is changing the lives of kids in our community."


"Dedicated to the Drama Dreams of Our Children"


Beth Dodge - Artistic Director, Choreographer & Instructor
Musical Theatre and Improvisation

Beth is a college graduate with her AAOT and a well-rounded performer and stage manager with a grand total of forty-eight shows under her belt. She has worked as the camp choreographer for both Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) and OCCT for the last two years in addition to choreographing all of OCCT's productions from 2010-present. Beth is an adjudicator for the State of Oregon High School Thespian Improvisation Competition and has had the privilege of working and performing with Clackamas Repertory Theatre (CRT) and the Dinner Detective Theatre Co. Favorite Roles include Laurie in Brighton Beach Memoirs (CCC), Hermia in Dead Man's Cell Phone, Ariel in The Little Mermaid Jr. (OCCT), White Witch in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Allison in The Breakfast Club amongst others.

Staff Members

OCCT is looking for guest directors and instructors to join our organization increasing the number of productions, classes and camps offered each year. All applicants must be, at least, eighteen years old and able to work with performers of all ages and varying levels of experience. OCCT has a very specific model by which we operate and any and all applicants who wish to be considered must agree to that model. Pay is negotiable.


All submissions should include: an updated headshot, resume and a sample of your work if applicable. Send them to oregoncity.childrenstheatre@gmail.com


OCCT Staff Positions: 
OCCT is looking to expand and hire additional staff members. The following positions are available for submission: Director, Technical/ Scenic Director, Music Director, Choreographer, Hair/ Makeup Designer, OCCT staff administrator and instructors of varying subjects.