Meet the Winter Youth Workshop Instructors

Colin Funk

Colin Funk is a Actor, Singer, Dancer, and Teacher in Chicago.   He has been performing professionally in the Chicagoland area ever since graduating Millikin University with a BA in Theatre, working with companies like Metropolis, Porchlight Music Theatre, Kokandy, Chicago Kids Company. He has both performed and choreographed for the Towle Theater. He also writes and performs his own cabarets at Davenport's Cabaret Bar.

 As a teacher, he has been working with the company Stages, teaching musical theatre in the West Loop, Lincoln Park, and River North. He is also a substitute teacher at the Imagination Children's academy. He has worked as a nanny, a tutor, and birthday performer for the last 3 years.


Elizabeth Tuazon

Elizabeth has been teaching and directing performing arts in Illinois and Indiana since before she was licensed 10 years ago, including at the Towle for 7 years. When her warmth and personability combines with her expertise and expectations for excellence, her students and casts continue to create amazing performances. When she isn’t directing at the Towle, Elizabeth can be found singing with the Chicago Chorale, teaching blues dance with her partner Curtis, competitive pole dancing, settling into her lovely new home with her lovely new husband Ryan, and life coaching.