Staff & Board

BAAY Staff Members

Dana Crediford (she/her)

Program Director, Costume Shop Manager, Mentor

Dana has a Master’s degree in Children’s Theatre Education from WWU and a passion for organizing. She has taught everything from Acting and Improvisation to Playwriting and has directed all ages in dramatic productions and musical theatre. 

Dana created BAAY’s costume mentoring program,  developing a culture-of-the-second-floor which emphasizes personal responsibility, teamwork, and safety. Members of the Costuming Crew are challenged to learn the basics of shop management, Costume design, and Wardrobe implementation, graduating from the “Golden Wing” Program to positions of creative responsibility as they design their own productions.

Dana also heads up the BAAY Broadway and movie clubs. She enjoys leading children to self-discovery in the arts and watching them blossom in the areas of their interest. Dana has 12 grandchildren, six kids, two cats, a dog, and a fiancé, and answers to the nickname “Mama Bear.” She also seriously adores her co-workers and loves BAAY!

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Dominic Salas (she/her)

Technical Director, Instructor

Dominic was born and raised in Bellingham and has worked on shows at BAAY since 2016. He is BAAY’s Lighting Wizard™, having designed shows in college and in our local community; his expertise lies in finding color, feelings, and their intersectionality onstage. Dominic also has a passion for set design, sound operation, and stage makeup. He loves teaching tech, and is excited to see BAAY’s tech department grow.

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Evan Ingalls (he/him)

Music Director, Instructor

Evan Ingalls is a music & theatre educator, performing musician, composer, writer and poet, among other things. Born, raised, and educated in Bellingham, WA, he graduated from Western Washington University (2014) with a B.Mus. in Composition and a B.A. in Linguistics. He has worked with BAAY almost constantly since then, with one little break to travel around the world. Through his work at BAAY, he’s discovered the joys of sharing the innumerable benefits of music and theatre with young people, who seem to have an inexhaustible appetite for it! For more information on Evan‘s other endeavors, you can visit www.evaningalls.com.

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Juliette Machado (she/her)

Marketing Director

Juliette began working for BAAY in 2014 as director of the EduArts after-school enrichment program. During her time running EduArts, she grew the program from its humble beginnings to a sustainable source of arts education averaging 50 classes per year in over 10 elementary schools in Whatcom County. Juliette earned her BA in Communications and BFA in Dance from Western Washington University. She has choreographed dance numbers in various BAAY shows and continues to serve the organization as marketing director. Juliette is also a company member of Bellingham Repertory Dance (BRD) and adjunct faculty for Whatcom Community College’s dance program. She manages her own photo/video business, JM Works, and her short films have been selected to screen at festivals throughout the United States, as well as internationally in Canada, Scotland, and Portugal.

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Lisa Markowitz (she/her)

Program Director, Choreographer

Lisa grew up dancing, with most of her training from Anna Marie Dance Studio in Wilmington, Delaware.  After high school, she spent four years dancing as a member of The Young Americans, whose goal is to enrich the lives of kids and foster understanding and goodwill among people through the Performing Arts.  With this group, she went on three National Music Outreach Tours (designed to bring music and dance back into the schools and to help students discover their potential) where she fell in love with teaching.  She has 13 years of experience teaching dance and theatre to young artists in Bellingham, and spent 11 years teaching dance at camps in Southern California (where she was awarded Specialist of the Year three years in a row at Camp James), Maine (Camp Vega), New York (running the Dance Department at Camp Pontiac), and Switzerland (where she started and ran a dance camp for five years at Village Camps-Leysin).  Lisa has also choreographed for the Bellingham Theatre Guild, where she won two Bentley Awards for Best Choreography.  She spent a semester teaching Creative Writing for Urban Scholars at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, a program for gifted inner-city high school students; a semester in South Korea, teaching English to kids (K-8); and two years teaching English and Creative Writing at Wellspring Community School in Bellingham.  Lisa has a B.A. in English from Cal. State, Long Beach, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing-Poetry from UNLV.  She loves using her writing experience to adapt/write scripts for BAAY.  Her poems have been published in a number of journals.  In her spare time, she loves doing hot yoga and Pilates and spending time with her little old Dachshund named Zoey.

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