Jenn Caputo

Director of Yocum’s Academy of Movement Dance Department

Othalie Graham – Guest Faculty Internationally renowned Opera Singer is working with the Yocum Institute for the 2018-19 School Year. She is open to working with Adults and Young Singers (ages 10+. )

Jody Reppert

Jody Reppert has been the theater department advisor for Wilson High School for almost 20 years. He has worked with thousands of students and has acted, directed, or produced more than 300 productions in Pennsylvania and Arizona over the last 27 years including the Arizona division 5A state championship play TALL TALES from THE KENTUCKY […]

Mary Grace Harris

Jarred Miller – Past Faculty

Holly James

Holly (Allwein) James (former Dance Director 2000 – 2011)  has been teaching since the age of sixteen and here at the Yocum Institute since 1999 where she began her dance training with Cheri Noble, of Pennsylvania Ballet.  Holly  was an original member of Berks Ballet Theatre where she was a soloist, guest artist, ballet mistress and […]

Danielle Wynen

Danielle Wynen recently returned to the city of Reading after a 15 year period in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. While in CA, she started a family, pursued an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Cerro Coso Community College, and went on to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Education at The […]

Tammy Updegrove

Tammy Updegrove is an accomplished artist in multiple mediums including, but not limited, to charcoals, collage, and acrylics. She has painted hundreds of murals in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. She is a published illustrator for Reading Reading Books, Endangered Animals Series, and is currently working on a new illustration project with a new publisher. She […]

Kyle LePera – Past Faculty

Kyle LePera puts a unique twist on his classes by combining studio art (primarily drawing and painting) with art history. He received a BS in Art Education, a BFA in Painting (Art History, Minor), and is currently working on getting a Masters in Art Education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He was Kutztown University’s Best […]

Rebecca Kline

Rebecca Kline graduated Kutztown University in May 2017, with the major Bachelors of Science in Art Education and a concentration in Painting. She has a range of experience working with pre-K-12 youth and adults in both the educational and art field. Currently, Kline instructs youth with varied needs and is the Musical Art Director for […]