-Eric T. Marquart
On Summer Camp

"As for the summer Camp program. One word, inspirational. Not only do they perform a theater production but over the time frame of 2 or 5 weeks they are also instructed by other staff members in different theatrical disciplines. They are either teachers or performers in the skills of vocals, dance / movement, voice presence on stage, Improv and Clowning to name several. The cost of the programs when broken down are only a few dollars a day, I guarantee you  could not find any program that is a better value and that your child will get in return, so many life skills that it can only make you a very proud parent."                                               

-parent of CVDAA student

(Choreographer/Movement Instructor and Development Director for CVDAA)

Laurie earned an M.F.A. in Dance from Connecticut College and a B.A. in Dramatic Art from U.C. Berkeley. She taught dance and movement for actors in the professional training programs at the University of North Carolina, Penn State, Carnegie-Mellon, and Cal State Fresno. She has also had extensive experience as a choreographer/dancer/actor in professional theatre, working with the PlayMaker’s Rep (N.C.), the Alcazar Theatre (San Francisco), and the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mass.) among others.

Laurie also has 16 years of teaching experience in California Public Schools and has raised two lovely daughters.

Sponsored with thanks by 

Alameda Arts council

Amelda arts

Contact Details

Michael Lushington, President,
Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy

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Cell: (925) 216-8344 :

Equal Opportunity Organization:

Castro Valley Dramatic Arts Academy is an equal opportunity institution with respect to both education and employment. CVDAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or handicap in admission, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities as required by federal (Title VI, Title IX, Section 504) and state laws and regulations.


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What your donation to CVDAA can do:

  • $500 provides full tuition for our fall and spring scholarship students
  • $200 pays script photocopying costs
  • $100 pays for sets and costumes for one production
  • $1000 pays for one summer teaching position
  • $2500 pays for space rental for one class

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