The Team

Holly R
ose (Founder/Managing Artistic Dir./The Music Man Director): Holly is thrilled to be able to work with such 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. A recent project she starred in, entitled Kanashimi, will premiere at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival in late July 2016. Holly has directed numerous workshops and children’s theatre productions throughout Minnesota, Chicago, and NYC.  Please visit Holly's website for photos and video updates on her film projects, which Pacific Northwest stages to find her on, and more.

 B.F.A. Musical Theatre, 
Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University; Performance Certificate, American Musical & Dramatic Academy NYC; MBA with an emphasis in Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management.


Brian Soushek (The Music Man Music Director): Brian is a local musician from Kent, WA. He is involved in a variety of programs and projects in the Federal Way area. Brian teaches private piano and saxophone lessons, is worship leader at Federal Way United Methodist Church, works with Laird Thornton at Thomas Jefferson High School in their musical theatre program, and is the Associate Director of Federal Way Chorale. Brian also composes original music in his spare time. Brian feels blessed to have worked with Holly Rose for the past eleven years providing a much needed artistic outlet for young people in our community.

Ian Howe (The Music Man choreographer):
was inspired to start dancing at age 5 when he watched Savion Glover perform on Sesame Street.  He started his training at Backstage Dance Studio, while competing regionally and nationally winning many awards.  In 2004, Ian took the incredible opportunity to travel and perform all over the world as a dancer and singer on Holland America Line, remaining for almost eight years. Returning in 2011, Ian continued to teach all around the PNW.  He also performs with 2 different contemporary groups based out of Seattle; 3rd Shift Dance under the direction of Xaviera Vandermay, where he has performed at many venues in Washington, Oregon and California and Relay Dance Collective under the direction of Austin Sexton where Ian will have the privilege of working with Laura Edson and other nationally renowned choreographers.  Ian hopes to "Motivate & Inspire through Dance" wherever he goes.

Michele Graves (Costumer):
This is Michele's third 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."

John Kelleher (The Secret Garden Director): John is delighted to return to Rosebud Children’s Theatre Conservatory for this, his fourth 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: B.M. in Music Education, Elmhurst College, and M.Ed. in Technology in Education from Lesley University.

Kendyle Dayley (The Secret Garden Choreographer):
 Kendyle is  passionate about dance! She has been dancing since the age of three  and hasn't stopped since. She loves all aspects of art and music, and enjoys sharing that love with others. Kendyle is so excited to be a part of this amazing production!

Education: Senior at Decatur High School

Kayla Butzerin
(The Secret Garden & The Music Man Stage Manager):
Kayla is so excited for the opportunity to become a part of the Rosebd CTC staff! She graduated from Federal Way High School in 2014 and will be going to Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Kayla's previous theatre experience includes acting in Rosebud's Once Upon A Mattress as Mabelle and stage manager for Federal Way High School Concert Choir's Vaudeville 2014 show. Kayla's favorite part about theatre is working behind the scenes and seeing so many talented individuals working together to create a fantastic show!

 Marissa Thompson (Property Mistress):