the Staff



Owner/Artistic Director

A native of Jacksonville, Jocelyn grew up at the beaches and has been involved in the theatre since she was 11.  Her very first musical was "The King & I" when she and her twin sister were recruited and cast as the siamese twins.  Since then, she remains active on the stage.  Jocelyn sang and danced her way through school where she studied Music Education at both Florida State College of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida.  She has been fortunate to land roles all over Jacksonville.  Some of her favorites include Passing Strange (Heidi),  Young Frankenstein (Choreographer), Chicago (Mona), Godspell (Choreographer), Grease (Jan), Shrek (Fairy Godmother), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Little Shop of Horrors (Director), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Choreographer), Company (Jenny), Next to Normal (Diana), and lastly American Idiot (Director/Choreographer).  You also might remember Jocelyn on the football field either cheering for the Jaguars during the 1996-2000 season or singing the National Anthem back in December during the Roar Alumni game.  Jocelyn remains active with the NFL Alumni Jacksonville Chapter mentoring young girls and teaching dance camps.

For the past 5 years Jocelyn has been heavily involved in developing children's program.  She teaches acting, musical theatre, dance, voice and piano.  She was the Performing Arts Director at the Foundation Academy for 2 years before going to Players by the Sea as the Education Director, where she has led an extremely competitive and enthusiastic group.  She has directed and choreographed some incredible youth productions such as Aladdin, Willy Wonka, Legally Blonde, School of Rock, Elf, Bye, Bye Birdie, 13 the Musical, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Seussical the Musical, Les Miserables, The Addams Family, and Godspell.  Her dream has always been to open her own children's theatre. AND IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Luckily after Jocelyn's long days at the theatre and countless nights of no sleep during production weeks, her work did not go unnoticed.  Jocelyn recently won the 2017 Broadway World Regional Awards for the Best Musical and Best Director for Players by the Sea's production of American Idiot.  Her team also won for Best Musical Director and Best Technical Design.  Alongside this award, Jocelyn was also voted 2017 Best Director at Access Broadway's Regional Musical Theatre Competition in Orlando, and most recently, her kids won the 2018 Best Debut Theatre Award.  Geronimo brought about 50 students to competition, performing over 150 acts, and came home with numerous high score awards for singing, dancing, and acting.  In February 2019, SET went back to the regional Access Broadway competition with 36 kids, 120 acts and won the Best Musical Theatre School in the Diva Division, as well as, the ADCC Studio of Excellence.  

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