JACQUE WILSON (Castro Valley Program Administrator)
Jacque is hailed as a “passionate singer with beautiful warm tones”. She has more than ten years of teaching experience including three years spent as a musical theater voice faculty at the University of Southern Maine. She is a California native who spent the last decade performing and teaching on the east coast. Jacque holds a Master’s degree in opera performance from The Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge. She was the alto soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, under conductor Bernard Haitink. Favorite opera roles include: Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), LaCiesca (Gianni Schicchi), Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), and Lola (Cavalleria Rusticana). Favorite Musical Theatre roles include: Julie Jordan (Carousel), Sarah Brown (Guys and Dolls), and Pitti Sing(The Mikado).
Renee DeWeese (Co-founder/Artistic Director)
Renee grew up in Moraga and attended Donald Rheem, JM and Campolindo High School. Renee went on to study Musical Theatre at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received her BFA in Drama (CAP21 Studio). Renee has been teaching, directing, choreographing and running children’s theatre programs throughout the Bay Area since 2004. Renee has performed professionally in the Bay Area with CCMT, DTC, Woodminster, and American Musical Theatre of San Jose. Renee recently received her second Shellie award for choreography for CCMT’s OKLAHOMA! and a 2010 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for best supporting actress in a musical for her portrayal of Cassie in A CHORUS LINE.
Rena Wilson (Co-founder/Artistic Director)
Rena began her professional career at age 8. She is currently a cast member in Steve Silver’s BEACH BLANKET BABYLON. A two time Bay Area Critics Circle Award winner for her work in San Francisco playing the roles of Suzie Trevor in LADY BE GOOD (2011) and Ruby in DAMES AT SEA (2010) Rena is well known to the east bay theatre audiences for her many leading roles including Diablo Theatre Company’s HELLO DOLLY! (BATCC Award nominee), Marian in THE MUSIC MAN, and Wendy in PETER PAN (Shellie Award Nominee). Rena has been teaching, directing, choreographing , vocal directing and running children’s theatre programs throughout the Bay Area since 2004. She also teaches private voice and piano lessons. Rena has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from San Jose State University.
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