Who We Are

Rebecca Thomson Foley
Associate Vice President of Entertainment

   Becky Thomson Foley has a long history with both Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International. However, her Entertainment and performance experience goes far beyond the cruise industry. She proudly hails from Coventry, England and completed her studies at the prestigious London Studio Centre for the Performing Arts and training with Matt Mattox himself followed by years performing in various shows all over the world. Amidst all of her training and theatre experience, Becky and her family also performed continuously for many charities, being from a theatre background. Becky eventually pursued her passion for the cruise industry as a Dancer and moved into the role of Dance Captain with Celebrity. She then moved to Royal Caribbean Cruises where she quickly moved through the ranks to Cruise Director.
   Working with both the shipboard and shoreside teams on new initiatives and programming, it was a natural progression to join the Celebrity Team in Miami as Manager of Entertainment and Cruise Programs, launching new Entertainment and Activities throughout the growing fleet including the launch of Solstice class and earning Employee of the Year. Becky continued to work closely with Celebrity’s entertainment team as an entertainment and programming consultant offering her expert review and analysis of onboard programming and as a creative producer for Folson Creative, whilst also playing the role of 'Mummy’ to her Son, Lincoln.
    Becky then moved into the role of Director of Entertainment and eventually Assocaite Vice President, with the vision to continuously innovate and create entertainment experiences that, not just our one million plus guests can enjoy every year, but also that our team can create and perform with passion, enthusiasm and pride. To break the pre-conceived notion of 'cruise ship' entertainment by designing entertainment that is not just the best at sea but the best that can be seen.


Leigh-Ann Givens
Manager, Productions & Technical Operations

Leigh-Ann Givens began dancing at the age of 2 and ever since, dance & entertainment has been the driving force in her life. In 1991, Leigh-Ann combined her love of travel with her passion for dance and joined Royal Caribbean International as a dancer on her first cruise ship. After many years of performing, she transitioned to the role of Production Manager where she fell in love with the craziness known as the backstage show. Making a move to land after 12 years on board, she joined Celebrity Cruises Entertainment Department. In her current role as manager of Production and Technical Operations, she is responsible for all creative and technical aspects of produced entertainment as well as running Celebrity's Production Studio where all cast members reahearse our innovative and creative shows and experiences showcased on board our beautiful vessels around the world.




Manager, Guest Activities & Entertainment Development



Michelle Arrazola

Manager, Guest Entertainers & Live Music

Michelle is a native South Floridian that started her career with Royal Caribbean over 18 years ago. She has worked in various departments, where she had the opportunity to learn intimate knowledge of the cruise industry from all different angles. She now brings her vast knowledge to the Celebrity Entertainment Team as the manager of Guest Entertainment and Live Music. In this role, Michelle scours the globe for the best and most unique artists to appear on the Celebrity stage, bars and lounges.



Clint Wells

Lead, Cruise Programs

Clint is a graduate of Southern Illinois University and has a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Commercial Recreation. Onboard Clint went through the ranks as Youth Program Manager, Activity Manager, and Cruise Director. In 2008 he joined Celebrity Cruises' shoreside entertainment team. In his current role, he curates the award winning Beyond the Podium Speakers Series and is continuously creating new innovative guest experiences for Celebrity Life Activities.



Michael Sheffield
Lead, Production & Studio Operations



Mike Shay

Specialist, Technical Operations

Michael Shay is overall responsible for the Entertainment light, sound, video and rigging equipment onboard Celebrity's 10 ship fleet. He has been with Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean Cruises since January of 1998. Prior to Joining Celebrity Century as the Lighting Operator in 1998, Mike worked for Disney on Ice and for Opryland theme park repairing and supporting the lighting equipment for the park. It was through Opryland Productions, who produced shows for Celebrity Cruises, that got Mike to Celebrity Mercury during the new build and theater setup. After sea trials Mike decided that the technology in the theaters and the variety and challenge of ships was a great opportunity. After roughly seven years at sea holding various positions in Entertainment and Hotel Operations Mike came shoreside as part of a large IT project. After working on the Royal Caribbean side of Hotel Operations Mike returned to Celebrity Entertainment in mid 2013.



Cody Phillips

Specialist, Youth Program and Guest Activities

Cody is a Southern California native that was summoned to the cruise industry in 2010. With over 15 years of experience in Youth Promgrams and Activity Development, his drive and focus is centered around crafting fun, engaging and immersive programming for all demographics. His inspiration typically begins with a bag of Skittles at sunset, so if you catch him in dusk's horizon you know something is brewing for Celebrity Entertainment.



Auri Marcus
Specialist, Vocal Casting 

Auri Marcus holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Ithaca College and MA in Educational Theatre from New York University's Steinheardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. With a combined total of nearly 25 years in the industry as a performer, educator and casting director, Auri is thrilled to oversee the casting of Production Vocalists and Music Supervision for their in-house production company. Auri is proud to represent an inclusive and diverse company such as Celebrity Cruises when traveling the world recruiting the best talent on the Seven Seas.



Stephanie Jansen
Specialist, Dance/Act Casting

   Stephanie initially trained full time in Latin-American Dancing in her home country Germany, later in the United States and successfully represented both countries in international competitions. Throughout her career Stephanie continuously broadened her repertoire in different dance styles and starred in many Broadway, Cirque, and Cabaret style production shows including the inaugural cast of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's "Encore! Mr. Producer!" Stephanie was not only a featured dancer and aerialist, but also acted in management roles such as Dance Captain, Company Manager, and Install Director.
   After retiring from working on board, Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Education, Physical Education, and English at the University of Cologne, Germany. In 2010 Stephanie moved to Miami and joined Royal Caribbean Productions as Rehearsal Director. She thouroughly enjoyed teaching, directing, installing, choreographing and creating production shows for international casts of singers and dancers.
   Four years later, Stephanie was given the opportunity to transition to Celebrity Cruises to be part of the exciting startup of Celebrity Productions at the brand new productions facility. In Stephanie's current role as Dance Casting Specialist, she is responsible for casting and hiring high level dance talent (Dancers, Aerialists, Adagio/Aerial Teams, Specialty Acts, and Atmospheric Performers) as well as managing casts in rehearsals and on the ships. She also recruits and manages install directors and choreographers. Stephanie is thrilled to be part of such an innovative and creative team.


Genesis Cordoba 
Specialist, Wardrobe Production 




Tina Kovac
Coordinator, Production & Technical Operations



Broc Power
Coordinator, Guest Entertainers & Live Music



Shirley Ocampo
Coordinator, Production Operations