Meet Our Team!
Julian Barkley-Brinson is a current student at California State University, Chico majoring in English Education and Theatre Arts. He has served as Site Lead for the Bridge Street Elementary After School Program, and has directed nearly all of the programs produced by Rise Up, including The Little Mermaid JR. production. He has over 5 years of experience teaching the performing arts to children ages 5-15, and has worked in education, childcare, and recreation over his career. He has over 8 years of experience directing, and has a passion for using musical theatre as a tool to shape the lives of his students. Julian plans on using his English and Theatre Education major to teach art and literacy to middle and high school students. In his spare time, Julian enjoys singing, reading, and playing the violin.
Sarah Hauck is a current student at California State University, Chico majoring in Music Education. She has previously been involved in the technical aspects of theatre, such as lighting design and backstage work, and has taught music at the Paragon Collegiate Academy After School Program. In the future, Sarah plans to use her musical talents to inspire the next generation of artists as a music teacher. In her spare time, Sarah’s hobbies include playing her bass clarinet, piano, ukulele, practicing singing, and crocheting. “My favorite part of teaching is when you see the spark in a child’s eyes as they grasp a concept and become confident in themselves and their own abilities.”