Our Artists

Cristina DelVescovo | Teaching Artist

Cristina Delvescovo (she/ her) has been an instructor, choreographer, stage manager, and costume designer in Louisville since 2021. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University and has been involved in a number of youth shows including Big Bad, Hoka Poka, Annie, It’s Possible, Amazing Grace, and most recently The Outsiders at Grace James Academy of Excellence. She has a passion for musical theater and empowering young people to use the arts as a way to express themselves. When she is not working within the arts, Cristina loves gardening, spending time with her family and dogs, and playing video games! She is beyond excited to be working with Drama by George as a teaching artist this year, continuing to impact local youth in a positive light and bring a love of the arts to a younger generation.

George Halitzka | Artistic Director

George (he/ him) is a theatre educator, director, and writer — but first and foremost, he’s a storyteller. George has performed for 80,000 students in the Louisville area and beyond, often presenting content that he’s written and produced himself. He’s also taught drama workshops to thousands of students of all ages; favorite topics include comedy improv and playwriting. George’s plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc. and Christian Publishers. His works have been performed by schools and theatres an estimated 900 times around the world, from Canada to China. George loves good stories, his wife Julie, and Chicago deep-dish pizza (not necessarily in that order). Find out why he founded an educational theatre company here, or learn more about his experience as a theatre artist when you follow this link.

Julie Halitzka | Webmaster

Julie (she/ her) is a gifted artist and educator who’s passionate about kids, the arts, and technology. She holds an M.Div. in Worship from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.S. from Walden University in Early Childhood Studies, and a B.S.S. from Cornell College. In her “day job,” Julie is the Jefferson Training Coach with Child Care Aware of Kentucky. She also serves as a worship leader at St. John United Methodist Church.

Lydia Robison | Teaching Artist

Lydia (she/ her) is an actress and teaching artist originally from Lexington, Kentucky. She’s a recent graduate from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Acting. Lydia was last seen in Trojan Women as Helen of Troy at the University of Cincinnati. When Lydia isn’t acting or singing, she is usually playing with her dogs (Aggie and Ted) or strumming on the guitar. Lydia is so excited to be a teaching artist and introduce young minds to the magic of theatre!