Cody Hernden

Cody Hernden is thrilled to be back at the Palace, working with the Palace Youth Theatre students once again!  Before residing in Manchester, Cody was living in Colorado, where he directed and taught acting for various schools and theatres.  While in Colorado, Cody additionally created his own youth theatre company (Theatre@Altitude) with his wife, Michayla. Trained at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, he has experience on stage and off, including right here at the Palace.  Cody is very familiar with Palace Youth Theatre, having previously directed our Palace Teen Apprentice Company’s production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr., PYT’s play The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and multiple workshops and classes.  Cody emphasizes technique and audition preparation and focuses on helping young performers make unique, bold acting choices.