Artistic Director & Founder
Danielle Russell is a performer based in the Tri-state area. Danielle is passionate about building an inclusive and creative environment that supports the theatre community. As the Founder and Artistic Director, she is so excited to connect with you!
Production Stage Manager
Jillian Russell is a director, actor, writer, and stage manager based in the Tri-state area. Other than theatre, Jillian is passionate about helping those within her community! Jillian is beyond excited to be the Associate Director and Production Manager, and help bring The Virtual Performers vision to life!
Josh Rosenzweig is an actor based in the Tri-state area. He is currently a student at Rutgers University — New Brunswick receiving his Bachelors degree in Journalism/Media Studies and Theater Arts. Josh is incredibly proud to work with The Virtual Performers in order to bring theatre into people’s homes during these unprecedented times!
Kolter Yagual-Rolston is a singer and actor residing in the tri-state area. He is currently working towards his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rutgers University. Being able to help provide an artistic outlet for so many that have been affected by the pandemic has been such a gift and he can’t wait to see what you bring to the table!
Katie Abt is a performer from the tri-state area. Katie will apply to college for a BFA in Musical Theatre (Fall 2021). Her favorite performance: REWORKED! at Feinstein’s/54 Below (February 2020). Katie was selected as a featured soloist and Andy Grobengieser as Musical Director! Katie’s roles: Ariel (Footloose), Eliza (Hamilton Medley), Elle Woods (Legally Blonde), Dorothy (The Wiz). Katie is also a three sport Varsity athlete playing soccer, lacrosse and ski racing. Katie is excited to work with the TVP Artistic Team to help bring talented performers together in a virtual way!
Katie Tillery is a 13-year-old actress, singer, dancer, musician, and artist based in Cleveland OH. Some of her theatre credits include: Matilda Wormwood in "Matilda the Musical" and Jemima Potts in "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". She has been in three cabarets with the virtual Performers. She loves writing music and playing instruments as well as Musical Theatre. Katie is honored to work with The Virtual Performers and give people the opportunity to perform from anywhere in the world!
Kenna Wells is a 9th grader from North Carolina. She has been involved with music since age 4, when she joined the church choir. She now serves as a piano accompanist for her church. Some of her favorite roles include playing Jane Seymour in "Six" and Shelby in "Steel Magnolias." Kenna is excited to work with The Virtual Performers and loves that she can help others make art!
Kari Belle King is a Nashville native who has worked professionally around the area for about 10 years. She has also worked with iTheatrics, The Theater Bug, and University School of Nashville. Some of her favorite roles have been Deloris Van Cartire (Sister Act jr.) Coco (Zombie Prom), and Kate (Showmance). She is so excited to be working with The Virtual Performers team and she can't wait to make magic in a virtual setting!
Emily Stein is a student at Old Bridge High School in Old Bridge, New Jersey! She has been doing theatre since she was 7 years old and has been doing it ever since. Some of her favorite roles she has plays include: Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Annie in Annie, and the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. She hopes to pursue a career in theatre. She hopes to continue to share her love of theatre with others. Emily is so excited and proud to be working with The Virtual Performers and to keep theatre alive during these unprecedented times!
David Charris is a Music Education major at Rutgers University- New Brunswick campus. He has been involved with music since he can remember. Some of his favorite roles are: Race in “Newsies”, Pippin in “Pippin”, Robbie Hart in “The Wedding Singer", and Arthur Roeder in “Radium Girls”. He is a classically trained singer who loves sharing his passion for music with others!
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