Nina Noelle Russell, CYT Student
Alexandra Gandy, CYT Student
I am originally from Chalmette which is a suburb of New Orleans. I am married to Sean Benoit and we have a daughter and two sons (Kayla -25 Luke -19 and Zach -16). I attended Nicholls State University and graduated with a BA in Psychology with a minor in History. I have worked at The Boys and Girls Clubs of New Orleans, CalcasieuARC, Normal Life, and CPSB. I currently am a Title I Tutor at Westwood Elementary. I am ecstatic to be the Managing Director at CYT-Lake Charles! I know God has great things in store for our students!
Hi, my name is Lisa Leubner. I am the Finance Director for CYT Lake Charles. I am also the Admissions and Marketing Director at Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School where I have been for the last ten years. I am also the volunteer troop leader for two Girl Scout troops and I am cheer sponsor at EDS. Prior to 2008, I worked as the Marketing Director at the Sleep Disorder Center of Louisiana, Director of Employment and Training at US Unwired, and Employment Manager at Harrah's Casino. I am married to James and we have two daughters that attend EDS, Kaitlin and Jolie. Kaitlin will graduate from 8th grade this year and Jolie is in fourth grade. My hobbies are my family, traveling, and trying new things. I graduated from McNeese State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing but also majored in Business Management.
Amanda Geneux-Ericson is a Shreveport native. She attended Centenary College where she received her Bachelors in Vocal Music Education. She has been a private voice and piano instructor for the past 7 years in the Shreveport area. She is also a theater performer having roles such as Fiona in Shrek as well as Bianca in Kiss Me Kate. She is very excited to join CYT-Lake Charles, as our Artistic Director, after her family's recent move. She is ready to meet and see all of the talented students Lake Charles has to offer!
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be the area coordinator for CYT-Lake Charles! I worked as a director for a local child care center and have over 8 years experience working with children. I attended McNeese State University where I majored in Early Childhood Development. I am currently living my dream as a wife to my best friend (Carl) and stay at home mom to our three children ( Leslie, McKenzie, and Boston). I feel honored to be a part of this wonderful program. "To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter. " P.T. Barnum
I am just so blessed to be Show Coordinator for CYT-Lake Charles! I’ve always had a real love for music and performance but my love of theatre truly came from my niece Leslie who inspired me to audition for my first show after watching her on stage! Now we are hooked and that’s all we do! I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with a few local community theatres and be in productions such as Grease and Hairspray. I’ve met so many amazing people and I love sharing this passion with my family! I reside in Sulphur with my husband DJ and our 2 amazing kiddos Emma and Noah. I look forward to working with your children and helping them to create memories they will never forget!