T3 Founder & President: Morie Williams


Originally from Los Angeles, Morie grew up in San Jose California where he found a love for performing with San Jose Children’s Musical Theater. Morie has performed his way across seven continents and over 200 counties. Morie has always believed that when a performer gets to a certain level in their career, they should help someone else along the way. Thus, T3 Triple Threat Youth Mentors was born. Some of Williams credits include performing in events with the likes of Lorna Luft (daughter of Judy Garland), Chita Rivera, Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, Latin pop-star and American celebrity charm, Marty Thomas from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Wicked, and the late Nell Carter of the Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Williams was most recently part of the featured entertainer line-up with Barry Manilow’s Stiletto Entertainment Production Company in Los Angles. When not on tour, Williams most enjoys paying- it -forward through his love for the arts.

Secretary: Lauren Sattlewhite


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Lauren Sattlewhite hails from Toronto, Ontario and is a graduate of the Sheridan College Musical Theatre program. Lauren spent four years touring internationally with the Walt Disney Company, Disney Cruise Lines and she starred in the Diamond Horseshoe Review at the Tokyo Disneyland. Lauren has also been featured in the award-winning production shows aboard the Disney Wonder, she has covered over 60 roles ranging from Disney princesses to villains. Some of Lauren’s theater credits include Sweet CharityAnne of Green GablesLittle Shop of HorrorsNunsenseKiss Me Kate, and No, No, Nanette. Lauren’s latest efforts are a part of the featured entertainment line-up at Martinis Table and Stage Above Fourth. Lauren has taught classes, choreographed, and directed a variety of voice, dance, and acting programs internationally and is excited to be a part of T3

Treasurer: Noelle Hannibal


shapeimage_12noelleNoelle Hannibal was born and raised in Los Angeles.  After making her professional theatre debut playing Chrissy in the 20th-anniversary production of Hair at the Heliotrope Theatre in Hollywood, Noelle joined the Bull Alley Theatre Company in Dublin, Ireland where she starred as Hilary in Lock Up Your Daughters and Fantine in Les Miserables.  After her return to Los Angeles, Noelle appeared in several musicals including Rent, Chicago, Gypsy and Miss Saigon.  Some of her film and television credits include: Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Voyager, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Cracker: Mind Over Murder.  She has trained with The Beverly Hills Playhouse, The San Francisco Mime Troupe and renowned vocal coach Ron Anderson.

Hannibal has also single-handedly hosted fundraisers for other honorable organizations which include: Variety Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Fund, Veterans For Peace Hurricane Relief Fund and The MS Society.  Noelle works at T3’s Montreal-based chapter.


Director of Music and Acting: Matthew Ryan Pest


Matthew Ryan Pest is an educator, performer, and music director originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He received a BA in classical vocal performance with a minor in theatre arts from UAHuntsville and an MFA in television, film, and theatre acting from Cal State LA. He has worked with many incredible groups including Deaf West Theatre Company, the nation’s premier company creating performances inspired by Deaf culture and ASL, and the Circle Squared Collective (founding and active member), a bi-coastal ensemble-based acting company specializing in devised theatre created through Moment Work (Tectonic Theater Project). Ryan brings his almost 20 years of education, performance, and teaching experience to share through his passion: performing arts education
and working with young artists.

Claire Christy

In pursuit of a career in theatre, Claire loves to dance, sing and act whenever she can, and is especially passionate about educating and sharing theatre with others. She recently performed in Heathers the Musical, The Little Mermaid, and an extended run of Mamma Mia at Coronado playhouse. Through T3 Claire hopes to help others grow, and have a blast seeing what they discover.

Music Director : Matt Ignacio


Music Director :Matt Ignacio

Matt Ignacio is an accomplished singer and choir director. He is the artistic director for Tremble Clefs San Diego (a local nonprofit dedicated to those living with Parkinson’s Disease), where he also serves as conductor for the multiple choruses. He serves as the Music Director at St. John of the Cross Church, cantor for the Diocese of San Diego, and is a music director for local theatre companies. Matt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Linguistics from SDSU in 2011, and has used that education in his work with Tremble Clefs. He has won accolades for his musical theatre work and is a certified Song Shine nstructor. A San Diego native, Matt also performs as a soloist throughout the county, and seasonally with the Tinseltown Carolers.



Guest Acting Coach: Siggy Bobonis


Guest Acting Coach: Siggy Bobonis

The Son of Sigfrido and Menzer Bobonis, Siggy Bobonis is a Puerto Rican actor and model living in Southern California. Since his father was enlisted in the US Army, Siggy spent most of his childhood traveling from state to state. His family finally settles down in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where we went to high school at Fountain-Fort Carson High School. He had a big interest in journalism and mass communications and was planning a career in those fields. Siggy took a video productions class while he was in school, where he learned how to work on various positions of filming such as audio and video mixer. One day one of his classmates decided to use him for a school project which was the start of his interest of acting. He played the starring role in the film 00Sid, a comedy spoof of Austin Powers and James Bond. Although he enjoyed acting for the film, he never pursued it further at the time. After graduating from high school in 2005, Siggy decided to join the navy as an undesignated Airman. His first duty station was the USS John C Stennis in Bremerton, Washington. While stationed there, Siggy went through two deployments around Asia and the Middle East and has visited countries such as Dubai, Japan, Korea and China. In mid-2009 he was stationed at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego California, where he was first introduced to the entertainment industry. Siggy first big break as a role in the television pilot Bloodlines, where he played the supporting character OG. In the summer of 2013, Siggy left the navy after eight years in service to pursue his acting career.

Shirley Johnston


When she’s not performing professionally Shirley loves helping young people craft their best work both on and off stage. She has taught and directed at various dance studios, schools and productions companies in San Diego and New York City. Most recently, Shirley was seen on the Moonlight Amphitheater Stage as The Witch in Big Fish. In the Summer of 2016, she will once again run the Break A Leg Productions Musical Theatre Boot Camp at Culture Shock Dance Center. T3 is thrilled to have her on board

Julio Catano-Yee


Julio Catano-Yee was born and raised in San Diego, CA. Graduate of Fordham University, with a BFA in dance through The Ailey School in New York City. He has danced with Ballet Hispanico, MOMIX, New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, San Diego Opera and City Ballet of San Diego. Has performed repertoire by Alvin Ailey, Jerome Robbins, Robert Battle, Anabelle Lopez Ochoa, William Forsythe among others. Theatre credits include performing in the international tour of West Side Story, national tour of The Addams Family, and many regional theatres among them, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage,
Theatre Under The Stars and La Jolla Playhouse. Most recently seen in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and the upcoming film West Side Story by Steven Spielberg. *T3 is thrilled to be working with this gifted Teaching Artist and Executive Director of Teatro San Diego!


Xavier Hicks

Xavier Hicks has toured and danced all over the world with the Cleo Parker Robinson Ensemble of Denver, Co., shortly after leaving the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre of NY, working with many legendary artists. He has also been the featured artist in Donald Mc Kayle’s reconstruction of Nocturne. Other credits include Eddie Tousaintt’s Pas de Deux A Simple Moment which is a Gold medal winner, George Balanchine’s lead male dancer’s Rubies; and with San Francisco Ballet; California Ballet; San Diego Ballet; Colorado Ballet; and Another Dance Co. in Manheim, Germany. I give all credit first to my savior Jesus Christ and my loving supportive mom, Mrs. Rosa Hicks .