Meet The Team
After graduating from Woodside High School, Mr. Woodruff earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of California Los Angeles where he began a successful career in the entertainment industry. Before moving back to the Bay Area, Mr. Woodruff performed on stage and screen with acclaimed artists such as Bernadette Peters, Mitzi Gaynor, Susanne Summers, Mickey Rooney, Ann Miller, Juliette Prowse, Bette Midler, Rita Moreno, Carol Lawrence, and Donald O’Connor. His television credits include: The Lucille Ball Special, The Tim Conway Special, Charlie’s Angels and Merv Griffin.
He has directed, choreographed, and taught dance throughout the Bay Area where he still teaches and is delighted to be heading up the Theatre Arts program in the very place where his love of Theatre began. Mr. Woodruff received his teaching credential from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont CA.
After Graduating from UCLA, Mr. Woodruff played 4 yrs. of professional Baseball before moving into the Entertainment Industry.
Kim started dancing at the age of 8 in Redwood City, CA where she was trained in tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre. She coached Woodside High School’s dance team coach for 15 years and has been the theatre department choreographer since 2004. Her professional dance experience includes industrials for Hitachi, Google, Ingenix, Genentech, Sislex, The American Cancer Society, as well as Bastille Day at Hotel Sofitel. In 2008, Kim toured and performed with singer Arielle Paige as a backup dancer, performing shows in San Francisco and Las Vegas. In 2013, Kim had the opportunity to choreograph and perform for Hip Housing and singer, dancer, actress Rita Moreno. In 2016, Kim was part of the Super Bowl 50 Pregame & Half Time show with Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, and Cold Play!
Along with her work at Melodic Remedy and Woodside High, Kim has choreographed for various theatre companies including Portola Valley's Theatre Conservatory, Hillbarn Theatre, and Woodside Community Theatre.
Mr. Gaydos, a Southern California native, received his Bachelor of Music Education from Cal State Fullerton. His primary instruments are: trumpet, piano, violin, and oboe. Mr. Gaydos attended Fountain Valley High School where he was part of a rigorous marching program and an award-winning scholastic indoor percussion group. Mr. Gaydos started his first teaching job at Woodside High School in 2022. He is excited to bring new music and culture into the Woodside music program.
Meghan started in 2017 serving as House Manager for the Woodside High School Performing Arts Center. Meghan loves her cat, Rigby and likes to knit. She started the tech club 4 years ago and allows us to have our productions totally student run backstage. Meghan would like to direct a production some day.
Don Coluzzi serves as a technical volunteer in the drama department, and has done so since his two children attended Woodside High School in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He has over 40 years of production credits with many community theatres on the Peninsula, along with Menlo-Atherton and Menlo High Schools.
His current ‘job list’ at Woodside encompasses set and lighting design, scene shop foreman, master carpenter, master electrician, and stage management. He has been a principal part of every drama production in the ‘new’ Performing Arts Center since it opened, and he is thrilled to be on the artistic teams assembled by Barry Woodruff. Don enjoys seeing and helping the countless number of students as they perform, and he is grateful to all of the parents (and alumni) for their tireless work on those productions.
Don currently is a clinical professor of dentistry at UCSF, following his retirement from a private practice in Redwood City.
Karen Seiko Peterson
Karen Peterson has produced 17 Woodside High School musicals. While teaching 40 years at Woodside Elementary, she was involved in 30 eighth grade operettas. Karen is also associated with the Woodside Community Theatre for over 15 years. Although she enjoys the musical productions, Karen doesn't sing, dance, act, or play a musical instrument. She appreciates working with this awesome production crew and the fantastic students/parents. The challenge of seeing through to the end product from our Company and the camaraderie of our theatre family makes Karen proud to be the producer.