Lee Coleé Atnip: Raised as a dancer as well as a well rounded vocalist Lee has appreared as an actress in commercials, voice overs, countless theatre and opera venues.
A member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and a member of the National Federation of Musicians, Local 433, Lee is also a director of over 30 productions for the Wimberley Players and corporate entertainment packages with clients as far way as Las Vegas. Each summer Lee Colee holds a music theatre boot camp for kids 8-17 that have sold out for the past eight years.
Lee Attended The American Academy of Performing Arts in New York as well as the Sonia Moore Theatre Institute. An alum of Texas Women’s University and a former student of Lanelle Blanton and Cary Michaels of Texas State University. Lee also was a public relations major at Central State University of Oklahoma.
An extensive dance background includes the Phil Black dance studios in New York City and Tulsa Civic Ballet where Lee excelled in tap, jazz, ballet and modern dance styles, especially the techniques of Bob Fosse. Today Lee Colee still choreographs her own shows and puts her performing art talents on stage across the country.
Katy Whitbeck, Voice Instuction: A fellow member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and an accomplished opera and music theatre performer with a fresh “punk hip hop” flair will be introducing young beginners to music and vocal performance. Learning to read music, harmonize and carefully build a healthy vocal instrument while having fun builds a solid foundation for future goals in the music and entertainment arts. Katy is a recent graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance and a long resume’ of operatic and music theatre roles as well as winning four first place NATS competitions as a rising vocalist. She is also an alumni of Lee Colee’s musical theatre boot camp program, performing a leading role in “The Music Man,” at only 14 years old. Now a professional freelance vocalist, she is also a former dancer with extensive knowledge in lyrical, jazz and ballet dance styles.
Ravelle Dundon, Ballet and Lyrical Instructor: A regular soloist and performer with the River City Ballet Company, Ravelle has studied all over the country on scholarship with numerous professional companies such as American Ballet Theatre, Next Generation Ballet in Tampa, and Boston Ballet after being selected during international auditions. She continues to pursue her professional performance career along with her teaching. She is currently the choreographer for the Dripping Springs High School Show Choir and is the lead dancer in a production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” Also working on her triple threat skills, she studies voice with Colee’ and appeared in a featured dancer/singer role in The Black Diamond Cabaret Theatre’s production of “Freckleface Strawberry.” Her resume’ includes study with some of America’s most revered dancers such as Philip Neal Christine Spizzo-Serrano, Ted Kivitt and Tamara King. Ravelle continues to work as a senior company member under Caitlin Kelly at Central Texas Ballet Conservatory.
Rodger Marion: Film Producer and Director of the Actor’s Filmmaking Workshops for Lee Colee Studios. He has a lifetime of experience as a filmmaker and teacher. As a distinguished teaching professor at the University of Texas, he is known for his ability to combine technology with education. He has taught research methods, team building for health care providers, and role of spirituality in health care. Dr. Marion has incorporated filmmaking into health education via a SERIES OF SHORT FILMS used in patient care simulations. He and his Wimberley-based Stock Movie Company have just completed a feature film, <IMPASSE>. For further info see his IMDB PAGE and ON-LINE PORTFOLIO.