The Creative Team

Holly R
ose (Founder/Managing Artistic Director & Into the Woods Director): Holly is thrilled to be able to work with the amazingly talented theatre artists and volunteers here at Rosebud!  Some of Holly's credits include performing in A Narrow Bed (Wings Theatre, NYC), dancing alongside Smashmouth (Radio City Music Hall, NYC) and playing “Benten” in the World Premiere of The Kyogen Rope (O’Malley Theatre, Chicago). Some directing credits include I Hate Hamlet (Knutzen Family Theatre), If Spiders Made Honey (Burien Little Theatre), and A Very Lovely Dress (Stone Soup Theatre). Holly also enjoys being involved in the vibrant Northwest film community.  Some recent film credits include playing The Maid in Rock-A-Bye Dead Man, Gina Ricessi-Kincaid in Kanashimi, and Ambrosia Prufrock in Waiting for Exit to name a few. Find out more on IMDB. Holly has directed numerous workshops and children’s theatre productions throughout Minnesota, Chicago, and NYC and currently teaches with Rosebud CTC at the Federal Way Community Center and is the Drama teacher at Federal Way High School.  Please visit for photos, videos, film projects updates, and which Pacific Northwest stages to find her on...

 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, 
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University; Performance Certificate, American Musical & Dramatic Academy NYC; Masters in Business Administration with emphasis in Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management.


Kaelee Alicia Bolme (Into the Woods Music Director):  Kaelee is very excited to be entering her second season with Rosebud Children's Theater Conservatory, as music director for this summer's production of Into the Woods! An avid lover of musical theatre, film, and the arts in general, she is thrilled with the opportunity to pay that love forward in this terrific educational atmosphere. Kaelee performs regularly as a singer with the critically-acclaimed choir Seattle Pro Musica, under the direction of Karen P. Thomas, and has served as Director of Music at First Christian Church of Kent since 2014, where she directs the choir, plays for services, and plans the music. She also works as a professional piano accompanist, playing for Monroe High School's choirs, regularly accompanying students at both regional and state Solo and Ensemble contests, as well as playing rehearsal accompaniment and keyboards in the pit band for their spring musicals for the last six years. While living in New Orleans, Kaelee performed two piano concertos with the New Orleans Civic Symphony under the direction of Dr. James Hammann and Dr. Charles Taylor. She is also a writer and composer, having co-written the original musical "Starshine" with Louisiana composer/lyricist David Guillot. Currently, Kaelee is working on a demo recording for "Starshine," as well as a novel called "The Indigo Queen," which she and David also plan to adapt into a musical. She is also very excited to be entering her first season of music directing for Federal Way High School's musicals, for their 2020 production of Guys and Dolls.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies, with a focus in Piano Performance, University of New Orleans, studying under Dr. Robin H. Williams and Rev. Dr. Caroline Carson.

Jackie Caldwell (Into the Woods & Murder at Crimson House  Choreographer):
Jackie is a dancer at Evergreen City Ballet in Renton. Alongside training in the local area, she has spent her summers with the Houston Ballet in San Antonio, Texas and most recently LINES Ballet in San Francisco, California. The past three years of her dance training she has choreographed for student showcases. She also has choreographed for charity events such as “Dance to make a difference” in Olympia. Jackie has enjoyed performing roles such as Swanhilda in the ballet “Coppélia” and the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”.

Ellie Rutt (Into the Woods Stage Manager): Ellie is excited to return to Rosebud as a part of the creative team! Most recently she stage managed Little Women and Legally Blonde for Rosebud CTC. She was last seen on the Rosebud stage as Charlie Davenport in Annie Get Your Gun. Ellie has worked in just about every facet of the theatre from performance to stage management, and has even tried her hand at writing.  Some of Ellie's favorite performance roles include Judith Bliss in Hay Fever (Decatur Theatre), The Wicked Witch of the West in Oz (Rosebud CTC), Syme in 1984 (Decatur Theatre), and Sara Jane Moore in Assassins (Decatur Theatre).

Ellie is a recent graduate of Decatur High School and will be attending Cornish College in the fall. 


John Kelleher (Murder at Crimson House Director & Music Director): John is delighted to return to Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory for this, his sixth summer as director of the pre-teen show.  Some of John’s recent performing credits include Fester in The Addams Family, A New Musical (Burien Actor’s Theatre), Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Lyric Light Opera), LM in Pump Boys and Dinettes (Renton Civic/Bellevue Civic), Jacob in Joseph…(Second Story Repertory), The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Redwood Theatre), Judge Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Mr. Mayor in Seussical (ManeStage Theatre),  Baron Bomburst in Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang, Thenardier in Les Miserables, Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Old Deuteronomy in CATS (Tacoma Musical Playhouse).  John is no stranger to the production side of theatre having been music director for several Renton Summer Teen Musical theatre productions, and recently was music director for Peter Pan (Lyric Light Opera).  He was the founding director of Renton’s Youth Theatre Program that served students ages 7 – 12.  John’s day job is that of Music Specialist in the Lake Washington School District, and during his 25 years in that position, he has directed/music directed over 18 productions.  John co-founded the “Little Theatre Project” at his school to provide theatre performance experience for students Kindergarten – 2nd Grade.

Education: Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Elmhurst College, and Masters of Education in Technology in Education from Lesley University.

TBA (Murder at Crimson House Stage Manager):

Darlee Hart (Properties Manager):
Darlee is so grateful for the opportunity to work with the Rosebud team! She was first introduced to the world of theatre as a child when she attended summer theatre camps at her church. She's been in love ever since! Some of her favorite acting credits include Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables and the White Witch in Narnia.  She has worked in summer camps for four years (Cascade Christian School District) as well as in acting workshops with elementary students (Emerson Elementary). Her favorite directing and crew positions have been as a stage hand in Deception Pass (WWU), a director for a segment of The Importance of Being Earnest (WWU), and, most recently, an assistant-director for Almost, Maine and The Wizard of Oz (Sumner High School). In her free time, Darlee enjoys watching "behind the scenes" videos/documentaries of films and reading books.

Education: Bachelor of Arts in English Literature -emphasis in Secondary Education with Teaching License, and a minor in Theatre at  Western Washington University.

Michele Graves (Costumer):
This is Michele's 8th year providing costume design for Rosebud CTC.  She is currently the Resident Costume Designer at Tacoma Little Theatre and has worked with the
theater for almost 30 years.  "The quality of the shows, casts, and crews make it a pleasure to be a part of RCTC.  Whether doing a period production, a contemporary piece,or a whimsical play, I enjoy costuming the many actors and getting to know the characters they portray."


Alice Klein (Yoga Instructor): Alice is a 200hr CYT. She lives in north Seattle with her husband, dog and cat. She believes that yoga is for every body. Her classes are challenge by choice, meaning you can make yoga sessions as laid back or rigorous as you’d like. She is excited to be partnering with Rosebud for this online program and hopes classes will leave you full of creative energy.