Founded in 1981 by Edward E. Belasco in Northern California, Belasco Theatre Company has trained thousands of students. The company ran strong for nearly 30 years and students involved moved onto attend colleges such as NYU, University of Michigan & some have made it perform on Broadway.
BTC in Southern California was founded in 2004 by Ed’s daughter, Shanti Belasco Glynn. BTC South ran from 2004-2015, training kids to perform in Broadway-style productions. Professional choreography, costumes, sets & music all came together to create high quality shows every time.
Shanti Belasco Glynn – Director & Founder
Shanti founded the Southern California division of Belasco Theatre Company in 2004. It is an extension of the Northern California division, which ran for 25 years. She set foot on the
stage at the young age of 7 as a student of BTC, singing and dancing her heart out in a variety of musical shows such as: A Chorus Line, West Side Story, Grease, Oliver, Gypsy and Cats to name a few. Dancing and performing for over 20 years, Shanti is trained in ballet and musical theatre dance. She began choreographing at the young age of 13, went on to dance at UCLA and trained with the Eric Morris Actor’s workshop in Hollywood. She holds a degree in Psychology from UCLA, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and a Master’s in Multicultural Education. Prior to opening BTC, she taught 4th grade for 4 years with the Torrance Unified School District and at del Sol Elementary School for 3 years. She is now the happy mom of 2 daughters and teaches musical workshops and classes in the South Bay.