Spotlight Repertory NW creates and deepens community connections and elevates spirits through premier live music and performing arts programs. We are passionate about cultivating the future of performing arts and especially future performing arts leaders.
We are a safe, uplifting, creative environment which embraces our diverse community of youth and adults, through music and theater productions, classes, summer camps, and music ensembles - choir and jazz orchestra.
Spotlight will help you find your inner voice and make it strong and joyful!
Frances Garcia Hoffman, Executive Artistic Director, Founder
Ms. Garcia Hoffman, an award-winning singer and performer with more than 25 years of stage experience, is focusing her passion for sharing music and the performing arts to the East Side. Ms. Garcia Hoffman is currently on the Performing Artist Roster for 4Culture and has served as a 4Culture Grant Panelist. She holds a master's degree of Vocal Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, and she is currently an instructor of voice and acting in Sammamish, WA. She is the Director, Producer, and Performer of various Spotlight musical programs such as Hansel and Gretel and Opera Olé. She is the recipient of awards such as the Drama Logue Critics Award, Finalist in Metropolitan Opera Regional Competition and received the Sammamish Sammi Award for Outstanding Artistic Support of the City for creating and running a successful annual local Teen Talent Show for several years.
As a professional, Ms. Garcia Hoffman has performed in roles and as a soloist in Opera, Musical Theater, and Oratorios with several companies large and small all over the country such as Santa Fe Opera, LA Opera, Sundance Theater, and Orlando Opera. Her greatest passion is sharing the joy of theater and music in its various forms and is honored to be working alongside such gifted and talented members of the community.
Leadership and Board of Directors
Frances Garcia Hoffman, Executive Artistic Director/Founder
Board of Directors
Brett Johnson, Interim President
Patti Tornquist, Vice President
Petra Johnson, Treasurer
Marika Gavin, Secretary
Mary Tai, Member at Large
Paul Russo, Member at Large
Sreenivas Shetty, Member at Large
Tej Pillai, Member at Large
Previous Board and Leadership
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Nancy L. Grossi, Artistic Director/Founder
Alyson Young, Assistant Artistic Director
Troy Thrun, President
Traci DiStasio, Trustee At Large
Kellie Bates, Treasurer
Shannon Herber, Treasurer
Brenna Childress, Secretary