The Sound of Music: Youth Edition Creative

Artistic Director
Heather Cullen
Heather Cullen has been the heart and soul of our productions for over a decade

Original Creative Team

Heather Cullen, a founder and principal of the Windsor Performing Arts Academy. (est. 2009) This non-profit organization teaches children and adults the joys of drama, dance, music, art, and performance. Twice a year we put on musicals in the Windsor Unified School District using their students and at no cost to the school.  Our once a year fundraiser is the Windsor Talent Show which encourages Seniors, adults, youth and children to come together as a community and perform for each other.  During the summer we execute a three week musical camp which ends in three community performances.  Every year I mentor 6 to 9 Windsor High School Seniors and Juniors for their required Sr. or Jr. projects.

Madeline Daniels has been dancing since she was two years old and has studied Ballet, Modern, Jazz and, Hip-Hop. She has studied dance throughout Sonoma County. She danced throughout high school, and received her BA in Theater Arts with a concentration in Dance at Sonoma State University in 2016. She looks forward to expanding her dancing, choreography, and teaching skills as she continues to train and teach children of all ages. 

Cathy Whiteman is our co-founder and our Secretary Treasurer. In addition to having a keen business mind and being really good at accounting, Cathy is an artist and can often be found sewing costumes, creating props, and decorating foyers for our show! She truly is a Jane of all trades. Cathy is a book keeper for several small businesses and a non-profit consultant. She owned a business with her husband building gas stations, and ran her own wedding and flower arranging business. Cathy is creative and smart. We couldn't run without her.