Founded in 2011 in Los Angeles, CA, Creating Arts is an educational performing and visual arts company designed to inspire, enrich and educate youth through the performing and visual arts.

We are a dedicated team of professional performers and educators with international, national, off-Broadway and Broadway experience, who create high quality, extraordinary theatrical experiences, classes, camps and parties for children and families throughout Southern California. Our Giving Back program offers outreach and educational performing and visual arts programs to hospitals, communities and at risk youth.

Our shows are performed in theaters, schools, community centers and private venues by our company members, as well as children who attend our classes. We have been rated 5/5 stars by many children magazines, and have been written up as “One of the best children’s musical theater performance troupes in Los Angeles” and featured in multiple film and television shows, including David Tutera’s Celebrations show.

Creating Arts is proud to offer the “One Hour Mini-Musical” which uses our trademark “flexible fourth-wall” and is immersive and interactive. This experience allows some scenes to be viewed as a “regular” theatrical musical or play watching the performers on stage, while other scenes become audience interactive, engaging and encouraging the audience to participate with the performers in the scene. This unique show style promotes the love of theater and expression and is perfect for very young children, the first time patron or anyone who loves to sing along!

We offer professional, unique event and party experiences from VIP Show Tickets with private character meet and greets to custom written shows and parties.

Performing and visual arts help increase test scores, improve memory, encourage physical fitness and elevate self-esteem. We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience and participate in performing and visual arts!

Who We Are

Meet Your Staff | Management

Shannon Sukovaty

Shannon Sukovaty

CEO | Artistic Director

Founder and Artistic Director, Shannon Sukovaty is the Imagination Wrangler at the helm of Creating Arts Company. With a lifetime of performing on tv, film and stage and over 20 years of teaching experience Shannon brings unique and creative approaches to performing, directing, writing and teaching.

Lee Marshall

Lee Marshall

Executive Director

Founding member and Executive Director of Creating Arts Company, Lee Marshall is our Mission Master, always taking control of whatever project needs direction. Lee is often found Co and Assistant Directing, helping with make-up and hair, choreographing, working vocal selections and is our official wig-wonder-worker.

Dan Sugi

Dan Sugi

Musical Director

Originally from Chicago, Dan came out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. After two years at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts Dan was cast in back to back shows at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa.

Julia Lisa

Julia Lisa

Administration Director

Julia Lisa graduated from The University of Massachusetts with a BA in Theater. Julia has been working with Creating Arts since 2013, living out her life long dream of bringing the tradition of theater to the next generations.

Nathan Ondracek

Nathan Ondracek

Improv - Production Director

Nathan Ondracek is originally from Wheaton, IL, a suburb of Chicago, and has been studying and performing theater since 2006, including his time at Greenville College where he received a Minor in Theater.