Serving Alaska's Youth Since 1984
Beth has been with ATY for 2 years. She assists with the backstage details to make sure everything goes smoothly on stage and in the classroom. She has an extensive vocal background and a passion for the arts. During her free time, Beth trains in the circus arts with Cirque Boreal, and practices hoop arts as well! During her third season with ATY, Beth will also be instructing for ATY's Cirque Camp in July!
Hannah Bankston is known for her expressive stage presence, and her love of teaching and
communicating with children. She has lived in Alaska most of her life and has been involved with both
chorale and theatrical activities around Anchorage. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Music with an
emphasis in Voice and Communication from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, California and
hopes to pursue graduate studies in the future. Currently, she has accepted a scholarship from the Rose Kapingen Foundation to purse Executive Management education through The Foraker Group.
Hannah currently teaches private voice instruction through Solstice Vocal Arts and group music classes
through Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy. She is an Alaska NATS member and is passionate about
offering the highest standard of the fine arts.
While Hannah’s focus is on vocal instruction, she also has a desire to teach piano, communications,
theatrical techniques and stage administration. Her experience in directing includes shows such as
Alaska Theatre of Youth’s “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.”, “Seussical the Musical, Jr.” and “The Stinky Cheese
Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.”
Hannah has the skill to relate with people and teach with a relaxing demeanor, which in turn makes
learning music and theatre fun for all ages!
Janet has appeared on or backstage with almost every theatre company in Anchorage. She is the resident stage manager for The Anchorage Civic Orchestra. When not on stage, Janet skates as part of the Derby Intelligence Compliance Squad with the Rage City Rollergirls as Buster Good. She’d like to thank her husband Mark and Diet Coke for making all things possible.