Christopher Alleman – Artistic Director
Chris has served as the Artistic Director for the Lake Dillon Theatre Company since 2002. Since that time he, along with Executive Director, Josh Blanchard, has grown the organization from a $140,000 annual budget to just over $1,500,000. He has received numerous directing awards for his productions from the Denver Post Ovation Awards, Colorado Theatre Guild, CultureWest, and has been honored with Outstanding Professional in a not-for-profit from the Summit Foundation. He is a former board member of the Colorado Theatre Guild and is a member of America for the Arts. He holds a M.A. from Texas A&M, Commerce and was a Graduate Fellow at Texas Tech University.
Joshua Blanchard – Executive Director
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Joshua Blanchard served as the Lake Dillon Theatre Company Education Director from 2003-2004, and returned in the role of Executive Director in 2010. A Dallas native, Josh holds a Bachelors of Arts in Performance from University of Texas at Dallas and a Master of Humanities from University of Colorado at Denver. Additionally, Josh is a published playwright and teaches courses in theatre and communication at Colorado Mountain College. Josh is the 2012 recipient of the “Outstanding Non-Profit Professional Award” from the Summit Foundation and is a member of Americans for the Arts.
Shawnna Dodd – Director of Development
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Shawnna Dodd spent the past seven years as Project Manager for the Denver Film Society, the non-profit organization responsible for producing Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Starz Denver Film Festival every November and year-round programming at the Sie FilmCenter. Before moving down to the Front Range, she was self-employed in the construction industry in Summit County and served as the Special Events Director for the Breckenridge Resort Chamber prior to that. Shawnna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Ben Whitmore – Production Manager
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Ben has been in his current role at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company since 2010. Ben originally hails from the Southern US (born in Memphis, TN
and growing up in Orlando, FL) but immediately felt at home in the Rocky Mountains as an actor in the 2006 LDTC Summer Season Company. Previously, Ben has worked in the publicity and advertising departments for Broadway’s SHREK! The Musical and The Seagull and he spent some time on the road as a Touring Crew Manager for the internationally-acclaimed David Dorfman Dance Company. An award-nominated Sound Designer, Ben designs many of the main season shows. Ben directed LDTC productions of Little Shop of Horrors and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, as well as Youth Theatre Workshop productions of Stuart Little, Aesop’s Fable Redux, Ugly Duckling. Ben holds his BFA from University of Florida.
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Wendy Fellner is employed as Bookkeeper/Office Manager for the Lake Dillon Foundation for the Performing Arts since March 2011 and also employed part-time as Bookkeeper/Administration for Imagine That Creative, Inc. since 2007. Wendy is from upper Michigan and holds an Associate Degree in Marketing Communications from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, WI. She has worked for the Summit County of Chamber of Commerce and US Bank in Dillon, CO. and through previous work experience has a strong background in Graphics and Printing and customer service.
Brianna Handy – Director of Education & Community Outreach
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Brianna Handy is from Noblesville, Indiana and moved to Summit County this past March. She has a BA in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University and an MFA in Acting from Florida Atlantic University. In addition to teaching at Florida Atlantic University, Anderson University, and Merrill Middle School in Denver, she has also interned at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis and the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel, Indiana. Outside of the theatre, Bri loves to trail run, practice yoga, and mountain bike. She's incredibly excited to join the Lake Dillon Theatre Company team and can't wait to share in this wonderful community of Summit County!
Nina Waters – Patron Services Coordinator
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Nina Waters is elated to be joining the Lake Dillon Theatre full time staff. Originally hailing for the sunshine filled state of Florida, she turned in her flip-flops and tank-tops, for ski boots and snow-pants after an amazing summer as a company member with LDTC. She is now a proud Summit County resident. Nina received her BFA in Musical Theater from Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida. Shortly after that, she traveled to Seoul, South Korea to write and perform in English Musicals at an English emersion theme park. When Nina returned to the states, she traveled and performed regionally throughout the US. Nina has worked previously for the Sundance Theatre Program, Mass MoCA, Lost Nation Theater, and Circa’ 21 Playhouse. When Nina is not at the theater, she likes to spend her time hanging out in her dogs, playing on mountain tops, and flopping around in rivers.
Kevin Carson - Production Manager/Company Manager
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Kevin is absolutely ecstatic to join the Lake Dillon team! Originally born and raised on the salty air of Tampa Bay, he traded foam crested waves for snow capped peaks after first visiting Colorado a decade ago. Kevin studied stage management at Indiana University and holds a BA in Theatre from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Having spent the last four years freelancing throughout the state of Colorado, he is happy to have a new home in Summit County. Kevin has worked previously for Theatre Aspen, Central City Opera, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Bucks County Playhouse. When not at the theatre, Kevin can almost always be found outdoors hiking, scrambling, riding, fishing, or just exploring the wonderful opportunities Summit County has to offer with his canine companion, Bacchus.
TBA - Business Manager
TBA - Marketing Manager
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