Derek’s love of theater truly runs deep, and has his entire life. Derek has used his talents as a director, actor, stage manager, designer and stage technician in venues up and down the entire east coast, including Ford’s Theater, Universal Studios and more. Derek was the founder and artistic director for Clandestine Arts, producing professional works throughout Central Florida since 2013. He is honored to be the Managing Artistic Director and Co-owner of the brand new Theater West End.
RESIDENT MUSIC DIRECTOR / PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Austin is an Orlando-based theater designer with experience in all facets of production. His technical designs have been seen on "NBC's The Voice" as well as PBS specials and multiple Off-Broadway productions. His compositions and arrangements have been heard on feature films from Bright Feather Productions and CNN documentaries. He is excited to share his passion for theater with the next generation of performers and technicians. Austin is a proud member of AFM Local 389.
ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR / CHOREOGRAPHER
Kasea received her B.A. in Theatre from Florida State University in 2014. She has 2 decades of experience in theater as a performer, choreographer, and as an education instructor. She taught at multiple schools in North Florida during her time in college, choreographed young artists with Central Florida Vocal Arts, and much more. As a performer Kasea has been in over 65 productions within Central and North Florida and has had the opportunity to perform internationally in Melbourne, Australia. Some of her favorite shows include Bridges of Madison County, Memphis, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and Harvey, to name a few. Aside from performing and teaching, Kasea serves as the Operations Manager here at Theater West End.
Robb Ross received his Bachelors of Music Education and a Minor in Theatre from Stetson University and his Masters of Education in Music from the University of Central Florida. He is currently the Director of Choral Activities at Apopka Memorial Middle School in the Orange County Public School district where he has been teaching for the past 13 years. In addition to teaching he has also served as director of music at Park Lake Presbyterian Church in downtown Orlando.
Not only does Robb have a passion for teaching others about music and theatre he is an avid performer as well. He as performed all over stages in the Central Florida area including Theatre Winter Haven, Theatre Downtown, Bay Street Players, Breakthrough of Winter Park, Mad Cow Theatre and many more.