Born and raised in Sonoma County, Myriah van de Kraats grew up going to plays and became particularly interested in musical theater. Prelude to a Kiss was the first show she design at SRJC, and it was a wonderful experience for her. That summer she worked with Kate Kennedy the director of the Avalon players in Sonoma, and did the costumes for their version of Much Ado About Nothing, and then the next summer Twelfth Night.
After finishing her AA at SRJC, she transferred to San Francisco State University and completed her BA in Drama. While at SF State she was lucky to work the summer and winter breaks with the Palp Alto Children’s Theater. Along with being a cutter, draper, and stitcher for select shows at the New Conservatory Theater Center, Marin Theater Company and Lamp Lighters in San Francisco.
At Santa Rosa Junior College Myriah studied under many great teachers, that she is now so fortunate to work with. During the first big musical she worked on, Beauty and the Beast, she fell head over heels in love with the theater world, and realized this is what she wanted to do -share her love of creating with others.
Over the summer, along with working at SRJC she teaches children's sewing camps at Hello Stitch in Berkeley.