Miss Keaton graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and an emphasis on Musical Theatre and Dramaturgy. Miss Keaton studied voice with Dr. Brian Manternach and musical theatre with Denny Berry. She has been with Up With Kids for 3 seasons (Frostbite, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast) and has found that nothing brings her as much joy as teaching and playing with her amazing students.
Miss Keaton teaches the Salt Lake and Taylorsville locations. In addition to her Up With Kids experience Miss Keaton has participated in the theatre as an actor, dramaturg, costume/set/puppet designer, and stage manager. Miss Keaton believes that children engaging in theatre at an early age is one of the most effective methods to build self-confidence, establish good communication skills, and help children become thoughtful citizens of the global community.
“If you take a child to the theatre, not only will they practice empathy, they might also laugh uproariously, or come home singing about science, or want to know more about history, or tell you what happened at school today, or spend all dinner discussing music, or learn how to handle conflict, or start becoming future patrons of the arts”–Lauren Gunderson