Renee DeWeese | Co-Founder/Co-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/Co-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. Learn more at: www.renawilson.biz
Katie Potts Sholty | Studio Manager
Katie (BFA Theatre Arts) has bitten by the theatre bug at twelve years old and it has been an integral part of her life since. She has performed on stage in numerous productions with Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, 42nd Street Moon, Woodminster and many more. She also uses her skills behind the scenes as a production assistant and assistant director for productions such as Diablo Theatre Company’s Peter Pan and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Katie graduated with a BFA in Theatre Arts from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Currently Katie uses her theatrical talents leading engaging and inspiring yoga and cycling classes at The Yoga Company in Castro Valley and other Bay Area gyms.