Meet the Team
Troy McVey is a professor of theatre at the University of Guam. He has designed dozens of productions and directed a handful of shows for UOG Theatre. Some of his favorites include designing scenery & lights for Jesus Christ Superstar, performing as Martin Gray in The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia? and directing the CHamoru Play Festival this past Spring. He is the also the founder and director of the UOG Summer Theatre Camp, which ran for eleven years. McVey is the recipient of the CLASS Excellence in Creative Activity and Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Innovative Teaching awards. He has worked professionally at the La Jolla Playhouse, Trinity Repertory Company, Santa Fe Opera, and Washington Opera. McVey holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Drake University, an MFA in Theatre Design from Tulane University, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California.
CJ Ochoco is a Guam-raised theatre creative who currently travels between Nashville, Guam, and everywhere in-between. She earned her BA in Fine Arts: Theatre from the University of Guam (2016), her Masters of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management through Colorado State University (2019), and her Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communications from the University of Maryland Global Campus (2023). CJ enjoys wearing many hats. While her first passion was stage management, she has found joy in producing, arts administration, playwriting, and even bass playing for Guam band “Friends with Instruments.” From the University of Guam Theatre to the Guam International Film Festival to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, CJ has been involved with various arts organizations. In 2018, she helped Breaking Wave Theatre Company, where she serves as the President and primary Producer for the company. CJ believes in the healing power of the arts, and she believes that healing can begin when everyone has the space and opportunity to share their stories. She aims to use her skills to create and elevate diverse storytelling, on stage and behind it.
James Lee Aevermann
James Aevermann is an artist who has dabbled in many different mediums including writing, acting, building, and blacksmithing. James' involvement with the theatre has been a hobby of his the past several years, with his involvement ranging from acting, writing, building sets, and designing props. He has had a hand in many UOG productions and has been involved with Breaking Wave Theatre Company since their first production, Tuesdays with Morrie. James recently completed a Master of Science in Forensic Biology from the University of the Southwest while remaining a part of BWTC and continuing his passion for the arts on Guam. He is also still a practicing blacksmith, striving to ensure that the art does not disappear from the Pacific.
Producing Support / Sound Engineer
Jerome graduated from the University of Guam with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts: Theatre. His work continues with the Breaking Wave Theatre Company as one of its founding board members. Focused on technical theatre, Jerome has experience in lighting, sets, prop management, with his primary interest in sound design. He has designed for several UOG and BWTC productions.
Hannah Elmore is an actor, director, and writer based on Guam. She holds a BA in Fine Arts: Theatre from the University of Guam. Hannah has been in various UOG productions including her most notable roles as Viola/Ceasario (Twelfth Night), Masha (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Honey (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) Hannah has been a member with Breaking Wave Theatre Company since their launch in 2018. She has had the privilege to serve the company in the capacities of Outreach Coordinator (21 Chump Street, Much Ado About Nothing) and Assistant Director (Unspoken Volume I, Volume III). Hannah recently played Beatrice in BWTC’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. Her favorite stories to write and direct are comedies because she believes that laughter is the best form of medicine and can truly feed the soul.
Assistant Camp Director
Ean graduated from the UOG Theatre program and was involved in various productions. He has directed Improv Shows, and he aspires to either teach or help create a greater presence of theatre on Guam. He hopes people of all ages, cultures, and interests can share the experience of bringing stories to life while learning more from ourselves, our community, and the process of making art.
Assistant Camp Director / Stage Manager
Jayna Shoda Meyer
Jayna Shoda Meyer (she/her/hers) is a performer, director, writer, and recent graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts and a minor in Arts Leadership. Born and raised in Southern California, she is a diasporic Chamorro/CHamoru with family in Saipan and Guåhan. A lover of new works and collaborative creation processes, Jayna aims to build community through her work and to shed light on stories that are not always told. She is working with Breaking Wave as Assistant Director of the 2023 Youth Summer Camp and Co-Director of the Oral Storytelling Project (Working Title), premiering in Fall 2023 with UOG Theatre.
Directing credits: Legends of Guåhan Episode 3 - Director (BWTC), HALF by Valyn Lyric Turner - Director (Boston University), Once the Musical - Assistant Director (Boston University). Acting Credits: El Nogalar by Tanya Saracho (Boston University), The Corruption of Morgana Pendragon by McKayla Witt (World Premiere - Boston University), Patterns of Wind - Devised Work (World Premiere - Boston University).
Youth Supervisor / Health and Safety Officer
Ånna Prelosky is a graduate of the University of Guam theatre program, drama teacher at St. John's School, and longtime lover of the arts. Her favorite roles on and offstage include Lizzy Bennet in UOG's Pride and Prejudice and stage manager for UOG's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and WTP's Moana Jr.
Rachel Yasutake is a classical vocalist and french horn player based in Guam temporarily. Originally from New York, she holds a Bachelors of Music from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Rachel has been involved in countless ensembles and orchestras throughout the years, including Albany Pro-Musica, Virginia Beach Chorale, and more recently, Guam Territorial Band and the Guam Symphony Orchestra. Rachel has been thoroughly enjoying her time serving the community as a Voice Teacher for the University of Guam and the Director of the Guam Symphony Chorale. She believes music plays a pivotal role in the human exerience at any age. Although deeply passionate for the music world, she enjoys the parallels of musicianship in Musical Theatre and looks forward to diving into more Musical/Theatre shows in the near future.
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Marc Marcos is a costume designer and has designed costumes for more than a dozen theatrical productions, from historical drama to children’s theatre. Along with design, Marc has expertise in a range of technical and supervisory roles (first hand, draper, pattern cutter, wardrobe supervisor, costume shop manager). Marc received his BA in Theatre from the University of Guam and his Masters in Fine Arts in Costume Design from the University of Hawaii Manoa.
Set and Lights Consultant
Christian Jay Santiago
Christian Jay Santiago has tried his hand at many different artistic pursuits, including painting, graphic design, comic book drawing, sewing and amateur interior decorating. He is lucky to have found theatre, where each production poses new and interesting challenges in which he can apply his existing skills and develop new ones. He received his BA in Theatre from the University of Guam, where he designed the sets for three main stage productions. Additionally, he was the scenic designer for five children’s summer theatre camp productions. Since graduating, he has worked with both UOG Theatre and BWTC as designer in multiple areas including, scenery, lighting, costumes, and props. In 2018, he co-founded the Breaking Wave Theatre Company in order to pursue his artistic goal to use his skills and knowledge to foster local talent and a greater appreciation for the arts through theatre-based education on Guam and in the Pacific.
Coach / Assistant Stage Manager / Lighting Assistant
Anya Alvarez is currently a senior student at University of Guam pursuing an Undergraduate degree in Anthropology. She has worked in a couple of plays performed by UOG: an Assistant Stage Manager for “Arsenic and Old Lace”, Stage Manager for “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”, and Lighting Assistant for “Pride and Prejudice." She enjoys working backstage for creative projects like plays and plans to work in more after graduating. For her, helping a project go from the concept to being on stage and performing is incredibly rewarding and something she would happily pursue. One of her first introductions to the theater was actually through the UOG summer camp in 2013 where she got to act and participate in “The Jungle Book” so she finds it a little funny to be working in the same camp she was in 10 years ago but as a staff member instead of the cast.
Coach / Assistant Music Director
Kayla Mari Del Rosario
Kayla Mari Del Rosario is a performer, musician, actress and educator, processing a BA in Fine Arts: Music Vocal Performance. She is a UOG alumni and has participated in many of the college's theatre and music productions. Kayla is currently a member and expresses her artistic talents with the Breaking Wave Theatre Company.
Her hobbies and personal interest include: djing, creating fish ponds, and caring for plants and animals. Kayla aspires to teach our youth the value of working with Fine Arts and understanding the importance of every living organism in an ecosystem.
Coach / Choreographer Assistant
Genesis D. Walker
Genesis Danyel Walker (a.k.a. The Big Fish) is both a coach as well as a choreographer assistant for this year's Summer Camp. She is a graduate from Tiyan High School and was a part of the dance team for the school. She has participated in several musicals in the past and is excited to be part of Stelleluna and Other Tales!
Costume Construction Assistant
Xavier Bryce Pegerido Borja
Stating in 2018, Xavier has gone through the journey from the front of the stage to the back of the house. His goal is to have the best well-rounded education in the theatrical arts through hands-on experience in the many gears that turn the giant mechanism that makes the shows go round. Passions in acting, singing, art, and fashion, he wishes to make his path to many theatre districts around the mainland USA.
Set Construction Assistant
Gleannie Shari Pere is a mix-media illustrator with specialties in watercolor and ink. She is currently an University of Guam senior pursuing degrees in both Fine Arts and Secondary Education. Besides being an art teacher, her goal in life is to also be a freelance illustrator.
Hunter Orland was raised and born in the island of Guåhan. She recently graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts: Fine Art with mix-media sculpture and pottery as her primary focus. Although mainly a sculptor and ceramicist, Hunter is open to using her knowledge in other forms of art.
Madison Orland was born and raised in the island of Guåhan and is of CHamoru-Filipino-Caucasian descent. Her primary disciplines are painting and sculpture but she also enjoys experimenting in various media. Her artwork is often organic and fantastical but remains grounded in nature, her culture, and her experiences.
Ruzelle Almonds is a Guåhan-grown filmmaker, with credits ranging from web series to feature length documentaries. She has spent many years supporting and creating spaces for current and aspiring filmmakers to produce their own content. Along with this, she is also a freelance digital marketing specialist who works primarily with non-profit organizations. Her primary career motivations are to elevate Guåhan’s language and culture, effect social change and provoke thoughtful conversations in Guåhan's community.
Noelle Sulio Guinto directs, writes and edits. She is pursuing a BA in Communications at the University of Guam. Born and raised on Guam, her works are influenced by her environment, personal journey with mental health, sexuality, pop culture and the local goings-on. One day she hopes to direct and produce fun, thought-provoking music videos of her favorite songs, and write and direct a series about the intersectionality of queerness and indigeneity within modern American society.
Graphic Designer / Show Photographer
Steph found her love for the arts the first time she watched Vagina Monologues in 2012 at the University of Guam. She was deeply inspired by the women and their stunning performances that she auditioned and was cast as the next Angry Vagina in 2015. She loved the adrenaline and freedom she felt on stage that she decided to dive deeper into the world of theatre. She involved herself in shows as an actress in plays such as "The Laramie Project" or as an assistant stage manager for Molière's "Tartuffe" and "Seasons of Love: A Musical Showcase". In 2019, stage managed "21 Chump Street: The Musical" by Lin-Manuel Miranda, where they traveled to different schools around Guam to showcase the 14-minute mini-musical. She continues to try her hand at graphic designing. She continues to support the arts and offers a helping hand whenever one is needed.
Assistant Graphic Designer
Joey Datuin is very excited to be a part of Breaking Wave Theatre Company yet again. Joey has been doing theatre since his college times and dipped into different aspects of theatre but acting was his passion. After graduating from the University of Guam in 2016 with a BA in Fine Arts Theatre, he has been part of BWTC since they started. Now as a retired actor, he has found his passion for graphic design and is now part of the graphics team for the company this season. For fun, Joey likes to create art whether its drawing or making music. His main goal in life is to live a prosperous and healthy life.
Mikhailla is a Fine Arts major at the University of Guam and a dual major in Marketing and Visual Communications at Guam Community College. Her favorite mediums at the moment are sculpture with clay and photography.
Front of House Manager
Serf Mannaky graduated from UOG with his Bachelor of Fine Art: Theatre Track in 2020. He has a surplus of experience from the front of the house, on stage, and backstage. He began his passion in acting with roles as a police officer in "Arsenic and Old Lace" and Robin Goodfellow in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." He has also staged managed Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" and Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park." His most recent work includes writing local-inspired plays, which was published in a book of works called the "Voice of Guam: Volume I."
Since graduating, Mannaky served as a board of director for Breaking Wave Theatre Company and is currently an educator with Guahan Academy Charter School. With his many talents, Mannaky hopes to continue his education and bring theatre to local schools.
Front of House Crew
Rayah better known as "RayRay" in the theatre community, is attending the University of Guam in the pursuit of her degree in Psychology. She is proud to be working once again for Breaking Wave Theatre Co.
Her love for all things theatre has given her the opportunity to not only stage-manage but also act. Her previous works include Rodger and Hammerstein’s: Cinderella, Mamma Mia, Comfort, and Unspoken: A Mental Health Anthology.
Front of House Crew
Jovelle Alcantara is a graduated from the University of Guam with a degree in business with a concentration in International Tourism and Hotel Management and a minor in Fine Arts: Music. Jovelle is also a current member of the University Singers called the Latte Tones. She has joined many musical productions under the direction of Ernest Ochoco, such as 2016 Little Mermaid (Ursula), 2018 Cinderella (Step-sister, Grace), and 2019 Mamma Mia (Auntie Rosie). In Jovelle’s free time, she plays tennis or volleyball, goes paddleboarding on Sunday mornings, travels, shopping, and loves to sing.
Taking a step back from the stage, her curiosity has led her to experience the hard work that goes into making a successful production. Jovelle believes that people who use their creativity to express themselves are happier and have a more balanced life. She wishes to one day be able to share her artistic abilities and ideas with others to inspire them. A little fun fact about Jovelle is that her family owns Marjo’s Delight and they make the best siopao on the island.