ROBERT SCOTT - Robert is thrilled to be joining the faculty of Castle View High School. Theatre has always been part of Robert’s life, from his earliest memories of staging scenes at Boy Scout camps and in his parent’s living room to his formal training as an actor and theatre educator at Wheaton College in Illinois.
Through the course of his life and career, Robert has literally toured the globe. Having grown up in Southeast Asia, the son of international radio producers, Robert spent much of his life experiencing the joys of travel and foreign culture. After graduating from college, he taught theatre in South Florida and then returned to Asia to teach at an international school in South Korea.
Most recently, Robert worked with Broomfield High School to build a strong theatre program producing and directing a wide variety of plays, musicals, and theatrical experiences. Some of his favorite directing experiences include West Side Story, The Crucible, The Miracle Worker, Carousel, Almost, Maine, and three different Shakespeare festivals including an immersive production of Romeo and Juliet.
Outside of teaching theatre, Robert is an active member of the Denver theatre community. He has worked and performed with theatres such as the Denver Center Theatre Academy (where he was a Lewis-Myers Scholar), Athena Project,Theatre-Hikes of Colorado, and Creative Revolution Theatre. He is also a regular performer with Adams Mystery Playhouse. His love of theatre extends to design and tech as well, having worked as a lighting designer in Boulder and Denver.
Robert is a firm believer in the transformative power of the theatre. In the words of his favorite author and playwright, Arthur Miller, “there lies within the dramatic form the ultimate possibility of raising the truth consciousness of mankind to a level of such intensity as to transform those who observe it.” It is an incredible honor to teach that craft to a new generation of artists at Castle View.
ROCHELLE GALLUP received her Master’s Degree in Music Theatre Performance from New York University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance/Education from Indiana University.
She started teaching music, dance, and theatre in the Cherry Creek School District in 1994 and was best known for the Smoky Hill Pop Shows and the Cherry Creek School District 50th Celebration entertainment. She also spent several years at Fairview High School and was on the adjunct faculty at NYU.
Along with teaching, Rochelle has performed in the award nominated shows, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and La Cage aux Folles. Other performing credits include, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Singin’ In The Rain, Victor Victoria, Gypsy, Anything Goes, Annie, Putting It Together, The Buddy Holly Story and Evita.
Rochelle has also enjoyed the experience of performing in corporate industrials. Through Rave Reviews, she has had the opportunity to work across the country for corporations such as XCEL Energy, xpedex, and Leprino/Best Foods. Hawaii still wins first place for the most memorable place to perform.
Rochelle has been the musical director/choreographer for dinner theatres, equity houses, and high schools throughout the country. Her experience with different college curriculums, her versatility through a variety of performing opportunities, and her exposure to New York and agents have all inspired her to return to the classroom and share as much information as possible.
Rochelle feels extremely lucky to work at Castle View with such a collaborative fine arts team and a supportive administration.