Jonathan Yani is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor of the Arts in Technical Theater, and a Minor in English Literature. He has always enjoyed tinkering and figuring out how to make things / how things work. After working as an extra-curricular coach he decided to pursue his credential to be able to work with the passionate youth at Leigh.
He finds himself drawn to the dark side of theater. He's passionate about set design, and costuming. His greatest source of pride are his students that have decided to pursue theater post-graduation from Leigh.
He has recently also taken on teaching Project Lead The Way:Introduction To Design PLTW:ID He enjoys the challenge taking on a new curriculum comes with, especially as he spearheaded the initiative allowing it to receive both CTE and Visual Arts credit.
In his free time (what little there is) he enjoys going to Disneyland, crafting new and bizarre things, and chilling with his cats, Shere Kahn, and Baloo.
For more information about Leigh's amazing theater program please check out: Leightheaterarts.com