Meet Our Wonderful Group!

Debbie Rollins - DRMT Director

Debbie has toured with the internationally renowned song and dance company the Young Americans, and devoted much of her time and talent to promoting children’s theater throughout the Los Angeles area, including Kids Love Music beginning in 1994. Some of Debbie’s theatrical experiences include starring roles in “Annie”, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and “South Pacific” at the Glendale Centre Theatre, where she also choreographed the kid’s show “Popsicle Palace”. In addition, she starred as Princess Luna in the world’s first bilingual fairy tale musical for the Sanrio Toy Company in Tokyo, Japan. Debbie greatly enjoys sharing her love for music with children across the nation and continues to do so here in Raleigh!

 

Debbie Willmschen - Assistant Director

Debbie Willmschen (affectionately known as “Lt Commander” at the Theatre) is a native of Raleigh, NC, and has been working behind the scenes with “Miss Debbie” and “Mr. Dean” to produce shows at DRMT for well over a decade. She has a BA in English from Meredith College and an MA in English from NC State University. Although her “day job” has her producing technical documentation for a large, global computer corporation, working at DRMT allows her to realize her greatest joy of working with tremendously talented kids (and an awesome technical staff) in musical theater! She is thankful and blessed for each opportunity to work with a show at DRMT!

Tama Berriman - Set Designer/Scenic Artist

Tama comes to the theater process with a film background emphasizing cinematography and art direction. She has a BFA in Motion Picture Production (BYU) and has worked with production studios including Bonneville Productions, Osmond Studios, Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Originally from the west, she, her husband and four children moved to Raleigh in 2000. Her first theater production at DRMT was Annie Jr. in 2005, and since then has enjoyed working on shows such as Willy Wonka, Mulan, Mary Poppins, High School Musical 2, Suessical and more! Tama’s favorite thing about being a part of the DRMT family is seeing the enthusiasm and joy the kids experience with everything from the imagination and magic involved in creating a show, to their own self discovery as they become more confident and pleased with their own accomplishments.

Tanya Young - Assistant Director

Tanya is a native New Yorker where she was raised with musical theater in her heart and where it was a principal part of her life as a student. She put herself through school working as a model and commercial actress, which eventually lead her to Los Angeles. In a natural progression, Tanya started a career in fashion during which she traveled throughout Europe and Asia as lead to a merchandising and design team and also styled their shows. Having worked on both sides of the camera, she started a visual arts and photography business in 2003 to accommodate her greatest love, being the mom of four wonderful children. In her business, she has styled and photographed a variety of clients including families, businesses, and celebrities alike. As the newest member to DRMT’s creative team, Tanya has now found a place where she can fuse all of her life’s passions into one and is thrilled to be here.

Dean Rollins - Piano Instructor

A business major by profession (Brigham Young University), a musician by heart. Dean has been teaching piano since he was 16 years old and has loved every minute of it. With all of his other responsibilities at the Theatre, Dean still manages to teach a few private piano lessons during the week. Emphasis is on the beginning student (all ages) using the traditional “middle C” approach.

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