The results of our program are unmistakable. Students not only strive for excellence, they achieve it! Each student has been touched by the depth of the training, quality of productions and business education received from being a part of Clater Kaye. They don't just dream about success, they earn it!
Robby Clater was a recurring Guest Star on the Fox TV Series Almost Family starring Academy Award Winner Timothy Hutton, Brittany Snow, Emily Osment and Megalyn Echikunwoke.

Natalie Kaye Clater

Hamilton National Touring Company - Angelica Tour


Natalie, along with the Hamilton cast, is also a permanent part of the new Hamilton Exhibition. 


Previously, she performed for President George H.W. Bush at his home in Houston, TX. 

She is also the Principal model for the new Coca-Cola print campaign. She earned her Actor's Equity membership at the age of 15. She has shared the stage with Jennifer Holliday and Christopher Jackson in Dreamgirls, and starred as Marty in Grease with Taylor Louderman, West Side Story with Ali Ewoldt and Tarzan with Quentin Earl Darrington. Natalie Kaye made her professional debut  as Coalhouse III in Ragtime (Winner of LA Alliance Stage Award - Best Musical Production) alongside the legendary Ken Page, Kingsley Leggs and Eric Anderson.  TV audiences have seen her in several commercials and starring in the new true crime series Killision Course on the Oxygen Network.  Recently, she served as Dance Captain and Choreographic Assistant to Jeffery Polk in the mainstage production at TUTS in Houston. Insta @nkayec   www.nataliekayeclater.com 

Robby Clater Guest Stars in the Pilot episode of "On The Spectrum," the new series for Amazon. 

"On The Spectrum "is described as a coming-of-age comedic drama about three 20-something roommates on the autism spectrum, striving for the same things we all desire; To get a job, keep a job, make friends, fall in love and navigate a world that eludes them. The show is created by Jason Katims who previously created "Parenthood," "Roswell," "About A Boy," and "Rise."

Robby completed the run of Pretty Woman the Musical on Broadway and currently stars in a new Capital One campaign with Taylor Swift 

Insta @rdclaterjr Website: www.robbyclater.com
Josh Drake is nominated as Best Actor for the Jeff Awards starring in An American In Paris! 
Broadway's Josh Drake's Billboard is on The Disney Store in Times Square! 
Josh worked at The Disney Store in Times Square while attending AMDA. Now he's on the Disney store in the new promo ad for Aladdin!  Josh, already named one of Broadways's hottest men made a splash at the MET Gala with Billy Porter, Co-Starred on Blue Bloods on CBS.  He's has a growing photography business knows as Drakes Takes. Bravo Josh!

Prior to his Broadway debut, Josh starred in the National Tours of Dirty Dancing and Finding Neverland. He also has been seen on the small screen in commercials for Charter Communications.

Blue Bloods
Devin Hatch joins CATS National Tour 

Devin joins the National Tour cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS and  will tour the US for the bulk of the 2020 year.  Not even 21, Devins has already been on an international tour and CATS is now has his 2nd national tour.

Devin just wrapped starring as the title character, Nicholas Claus in the 2019 New York Reading of The Time of Nick opposite Norwegian actress Ane Eikemo. He became a proud  member of Actors Equity with Newsies at Village Theatre in Seattle. . Previously, he starred as Young Warren Jeffs in the TV series Evil Lives Here on Investigation Discovery. He started with Clater-Kaye at about 8 years-old and has graced the local stage for over 10 years. He has originated leading roles in the workshops of The Imaginary and Young Santa.

Insta @devin_hatch Website: www.DevinHatch.com

Lexie Faith Goes Off-Broadway

July was so busy for Lexie.  She continues in her role as Maddie in The Time of Nick, and simultaneously took on a new Off-Broadway Play called The End of Summer with Shining Star Players. She already appeared in an ad for Lovepop Greeting cards and performed in the company of Dreamgirls at the Thousand Oaks Civic Plaza. She is a 2018 Blumey Award nominee and performed onstage at the Blumenthal Theatre in Charlotte. She has had the starring role in her first film Apples and Oranges along with her co-star from The Walking Dead  Austin Armelio, which made its debut at the Richmond International Film Festival. She was magnificent as Molly in Ghost The Musical.  Lexie also shot Chariot, a music video for the band Beach House, in New York. She has Thoroughly Modern Millie and Footloose to her theatrical credits. 

Lexie is repped by top the NY talent agency, The Gage Group.

Insta @lexie0402   


Annie Grace Payne is Living Her Dreams On Stage, in 2 New Films and a Webseries
Annie Grace stars in the film short Unsafe. More information and photos can be found on her imbd page. She is currently back in New York after appearing in the newAEA reading of The Time of Nick, this time with Sharon Catherine Brown. Previously, she joined the Dreamgirls company in Thousand Oaks California as a "Sweetheart" alongside Karla Mosley, Jenelle Randall and Chante Carmel. She was also in the leading role in the feature film "If I Only Knew,"  and stars in the film short "What's Left Unsaid" shooting in Nashville. Previously, she starred in The Last Gunfight with Broadway's Robby Clater. She had the leading female role in the original cast of The Imaginary
Follow AGP on Insta @anniegracepayne
Website: www.anniegracepayne.com
Clara Hawn Makes Her New York Debut 

Clara joins the cast of The Time of Nick reading this July. She is joined by Broadway stars Sharon Catherine Brown, Angelo Soriano and Ian Paget. Previously she stars in Blood of the Mummy, a modern retelling of the classic Mummy films. Blood premiered at the Cary Theatre and is directed by Christine Parker. Locally, Clara starred as Velma Kelly in Chicago.

Clara has recently released her new music video This MAsquerade.


Insta @clarahawn

Website: https://www.clarahawn.com

Lauren Cazell Is An Artist

Not only does Lauren make her New York debut with the reading of The Time of Nick, but she also designed the logo! Under the dba of Violet The Virgo. Lauren also stars in Vibrance, a short film by filmmaker Benjamin Coffey, about a girl who has difficulty with the loss of her mother, and expresses her anger through art. Lauren has always been a standout on local stages in numerous productions starting when she starred as the title character in Annie. Can't wait to see what's next for this talented lady.

Insta @ lauren_cazell


Website: www.laurencazell.com

Mikaela Fleming

Mikaela was our very first student at CKT starting  at 12 years old. This year she graduated form California State University at Northridge with her Masters degree in Communications. Professor Fleming continues teaching and performing across the U.S.

Insta @mikkmeow   www.mikaelafleming.com

Sara Wimmer 

Currently shooting in the newest installment of The Fast and Furious movie franchise, Sara was part of an all-star cast celebrating Hector Elizondo and Enrichment Works in LA performing with Tim Allen, Ron Dennis, Joe Mantegna, and Jay Johnston. Directed by Murphy Cross who previously directed her in First Kids at CBTC. Sara is on tour with Lightwire Theatre and  continues as a fitness model and commercial actress, and is currently in pre-production on a major film. Previously she spent years living in New York and ultimately transitioned to her new home in Los Angeles. Sara recently starred in a commercial for Ty Duprie Handbags, McAllister Dentistry, and The Fever Dream written by Sam Jones.  Insta @sarawimmer website: https://wimmersa.wixsite.com/sarawimmer

Jennifer Whitman currently starring in films - Legacy River and Break In!

DIVE 21 Studios says  🎬🎥Everyone, Meet Leigh King! A strong character in our upcoming motion picture, "Legacy River". Played by Jennifer Whitman. A beautiful and strong performance that will have you rooting! 🎬🎥
#Whatsyourlegacy #LegacyRiver
Jennifer Whitman! A Hickory native, will be leading our female role! One of the most young talented women we've seen! Definitely can not wait to see her performance on the big screen! Everyone, take a second to welcome her!"


Previously, Jennifer starred as a kidnap victim in the film short, The Wayside Conundrum by filmmaker Benjamin Coffey. She reunited with Coffey on a second film entitled Vibrance with Lauren Cazell and continues the collaboaration as a casting and production assistant. 

Insta @ jennifer_whitman

Leah Brooks makes her first feature film

Bafia-Stamey Productions has cast Leah in the full length feature film "Fix." The film is a musical and Leah is a businesswoman in the vocal ensemble. It is designed to be eligible for the 2020 Academy Awards. For more information on the film go to https://bspro2020.weebly.com/


Leah took the stage by storm with her leading roles as Ariel in Footloose and as Cinderella in Into The Woods. Now studying Music Education at UNC Chapel Hill, she once again took on Into The Woods as Rapunzel, along with fellow CKT alum Molly Cummings as the witch. She is the Assistant Music Director for the UNC musical Bonnie and Clyde. Leah first got her start as Assistant Musical Director for Glee at CKT and as Musical Director for The Little Mermaid.

Danielle Whitman is one of the nicest kids! She joined the cast of Hairspray at NC State this year, and is also a member of Fusion Dance Crew.  She was in the workshop reading of Toast and was featured in the original cast workshops of The Imaginary and Young Santa.  Danielle has been the Theatre Management Intern at Durham Performing Arts Center. Locally she has been seen in Smokey Joe's Cafe, Grease, and Footloose. Go DWHIT!

Danielle Whitman
Malia and Misha Agostinelli 

They have both scored a new film project shooting this summer in Chicago with DePaul University in "Olive And Ivy." They star as sisters (go figure), where Olive (Malia) learns to love her name with the help of her younger sister, Carmen (Misha) after the two embark on an adventure  at a traveling fair.


Previously, in 2017, these talented sisters secured their first New York theatrical show with the production of a brand new musical called "What Will The Neighbors Say?" 

Sarah Levinson books Hallmark Channel Film 

Sarah participated in Where Angels Land, a Hallmark Channel film starring Kristen Chenowith.

Michael Dillon Warren

You've seen him as Kyle in Legally Blonde and the hilarious Sextimus in Once Upon a Mattress. Lately he's spent a good part of his summer appearing in Young Frankenstein at The North Street Playhouse as well as Sherlock Holmes: The Loss at Whitechapel with the Rawhide Theatre Company. Dillon has been keeping busy with many short film and web-series appearances. You can follow Dillon on Instagram @its_michaeldillon and Facebook.


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