CTWS Staff Ben Olson

Ben has been coaching youth theater since 2009!  He has a Bachelor's degree in Adolescent Studies from Judson University in Elgin, IL and loves empowering kids and teens to discover their inherent talents, skills, and potential they didn't even know they had. Ben has lead-directed over 15 full-scale musicals and has also vocal directed and assistant directed.  Improv is Ben’s favorite discipline of the theater arts and he has been instructing and coaching for well over a decade, including teaching the first ever improv intensive summer camp at the Paramount School of the Arts in Aurora.  Ben is beyond excited to meet the kids, teens, and families with CTWS and can't wait to see what stories and adventures they can all create together.