About Lights Up

About Lights Up

Giving children and teens the skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.

At Lights Up, we teach musical theatre skills that help students shine on stage and in all aspects of their lives. We believe the true value of theatre is found in the process, rather than the final production.

Our students learn to work in teams, solve problems, build confidence, and be creative. Friendships are made and confidence is built in every session. Everyone is welcome at Lights Up!

Since 2006 we have been providing musical theatre classes and training for kids and teens across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Be it a weekly program, after school activity or a seasonal camp. Lights Up has a program for any child or teen aged 3yrs and up!

Over 1000 students attend weekly programs across our 10 locations, many, many more join us for week long spring break and summer camps each year. Your kid’s confidence is always Centre Stage!

Meet the Lights Up Team

Hilary Wight

Hilary Wight

(She/Her) Founder / Artistic Director (Vancouver Area)
Mike Wight

Mike Wight

(He/Him) Founder / Managing Director
Lisa Oppenheim

Lisa Oppenheim

(She/Her) Co-Founder / Program Director (Lower Mainland Area)
Billie Murphy

Billie Murphy

(She/Her) Program Director
Rebecca Salters-Martz

Rebecca Salters-Martz

(She/Her) School Director - North Vancouver
Karyn Way

Karyn Way

(She/Her) School Director - Vancouver Eastside (Mt Pleasant)
Cassandra Podor

Cassandra Podor

(She/Her/They/Them) School Director - Vancouver Eastside/Burnaby
Julia Ullrich

Julia Ullrich

(She/Her) School Director - Langley/South Surrey
Lindsay Drummond

Lindsay Drummond

(She/Her) School Director - Maple Ridge
Diana Beairsto

Diana Beairsto

(She/Her) Instructor
Vanessa Hodgins

Vanessa Hodgins

(She/Her) Instructor
Beth Scott

Beth Scott

(They/Them) Instructor
Kirsten Kwong

Kirsten Kwong

(She/Her) Instructor
Queen Alexis

Queen Alexis

(She/Her) Instructor
Ellie Wessel-Boyd

Ellie Wessel-Boyd

(They/Them) Assistant
Stefie Gomez

Stefie Gomez

(She/Her) Instructor
Forrest Martin-Seedhouse

Forrest Martin-Seedhouse

(He/Him) Instructor
Lily Petrova

Lily Petrova

(She/Her) Assistant
Jennifer Gillis

Jennifer Gillis

(She/Her) Instructor
Angie McLeod

Angie McLeod

(She/Her) Instructor
Justin Anthony

Justin Anthony

(He/Him) Instructor
Sarah Louth

Sarah Louth

(She/Her) Instructor
Zara Von Amsberg

Zara Von Amsberg

(She/Her) Instructor
Daniel Marte

Daniel Marte

(He/Him) Assistant
Makayla Leonard

Makayla Leonard

(She/Her/They/Them) Instructor
Amelia Porter

Amelia Porter

(She/Her) Assistant
Daniela Santi

Daniela Santi

(She/Her) Instructor
Violet Bertram

Violet Bertram

(She/Her/They/Them) Assistant
Candice Kerr

Candice Kerr

(She/Her) Instructor
Celine Brown

Celine Brown

(She/Her) Instructor
Anna Smith

Anna Smith

(She/Her) Instructor
Jamie Hambleton

Jamie Hambleton

(They/Them) Assistant