Amy Austin, Director
Amy is one of the founders of CenterStage, directing over 25 shows in the last 20 years. Amy is a lifelong musician, starting piano at age 5, and performing in theatre throughout high school, college and her adult life. Her background includes undergraduate work in elementary education as well as careers in technical training, sales, sales management after which she enjoyed several years as a stay-at-home mom. A graduate from Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Amy teaches private voice in Louisville and teaches choir, musical theater, and drama at Summit Charter Middle School in Boulder. In 2004, Amy was named a “Channel 7 Everyday Hero” for her work with CenterStage. Her directing credits include The Wizard of Oz, The Granny Awards, The Sound of Music, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Music Man, Disney’s Jungle Book, Oklahoma!, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables, The Hot Mikado, and Spring Awakening.
Jeanie Balch, Director
Jeanie is a founding director of CenterStage Theatre Company and has an MA in Theater from the University of Colorado. At CU she directed The Blind by Maurice Materlinck and participated twice as a director for the Mid America Theatre Conference. She partnered with the non-profit group, Amiguitos, to develop a performance piece, Shared Voices of Amiguitos, which was performed at a breakout session at the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. Her master thesis dealt with the intersection of audience reception theory and musical theatre. Jeanie was honored to be nominated by the 2011 Camera's Eye Boulder County Theater Awards as Best Director of a Musical for her work on 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for CenterStage Theatre Company. Favorite directing credits include: Circle Mirror Transformation, Into the Woods, Camelot, Carousel, The Triumph of Love, Avenue Q, Godspell and Our Town.
Cammie Kolber, Camp Director
Cammie has been singing and performing for most of her life in many different capacities, including musical theater, opera, and being a singer/songwriter. Most recently, Cammie toured with the international education and performance group Up with People, where she performed throughout the US, Mexico, and Europe. She graduated from CSU with a degree in music education, and is currently teaching K-5 general music at Monaco Elementary School. Cammie has also served as the stage manager, musical director, and director for many CSTC productions and camps. She grew up performing in CSTC productions, and feels so lucky to be able to continue working with such a wonderful group of people.
Ileane Olson, Producer
Ileane holds a BA in History and Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has managed the Box Office and the Costume Closet and volunteers in the dressing rooms during productions with CSTC and Tapestry for more than 18 years. She has co-directed Once on This Island Jr. and has assistant directed on many CSTC shows, including Spring Awakening, Hot Mikado, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, Les Misérables, Suessical, Oklahoma, and Aladdin Jr. All three of her children grew up in the CSTC theatre and she is very grateful for the wonderful experiences they all enjoyed.
Christina Monsolino, Production and Facility Manager
Christina has a lifelong love of theatre. At a very young age, she was in youth theatre as ensemble and then found her interest in roles of stage manager, set and props, winning a local honor for youth stage manager. For 12 years she also participated in an award winning acapella chorus. Her background includes work in various industries, all in management or coordinator positions. Her passion for Theatre, robust background and ease of multi-tasking and management, shaped her skill set to be a seamless fit for CenterStage/Tapestry Theatre Company.
Taylor Roberts, Director
After performing in several shows with CenterStage more than a decade ago — including leading roles in Footloose, My Fair Lady, and Jesus Christ Superstar — Taylor is thrilled to be back with the group as a staff member. He has directed Sweeney Todd, Heathers: The Musical, and In the Heights, co-directed Les Misérables and Shrek: The Musical, and music directed Legally Blonde, Jr. and School of Rock. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Musical Theatre from New York University, where he got to work with several of NYC’s up-and-coming musical theatre writers. He has introduced many of these composers to Colorado audiences through the creation of CenterStage's 40 Degrees North cabaret series. He is very excited to finally be putting his college degree to use by passing on his love of musical theatre to the next generation.
Melissa Williams - Program Coordinator / Director / Instructor
An active performer and teacher in Colorado, Melissa is at home in front of the footlights as an actor or working backstage as a director, stage manager and designer. She teaches a busy private vocal studio - South Boulder Vocal Studio and was last seen on stage as Margaret White in Carrie the Musical with Longmont Theatre Company. Melissa directed CSTC mainstage productions of Avenue Q, Into the Woods & the regional premiere of A Little Princess and many other camps and CSTC productions. Melissa believes in the power of the performing arts in developing people's confidence, creativity and sense of community.
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