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JOHN DREHER is happy to be back in CO after spending 10 years in NYC as an actor. Having graduated from Highlands Ranch High School, he got his BFA in Theatre Performance at the University of Evansville and his MFA in Acting from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has training in everything from mask and stage combat to clowning, improv and classical theatre. 

Professionally, he has appeared in feature films by Oscar award winning director Jonathon Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia) and Oscar nominee Andrea Berloff (Straight Outa Compton) and appeared alongside Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Domhnall Gleeson and many other incredible artists. He has appeared on the NBC miniseries The Slap alongside Zachary Quinto and most recently on CBS in FBI: Most Wanted. Theatrically, he has appeared Off-Broadway in Scapin! and regionally in Cabaret (opposite Lisa Brescia and Taylor Mac), The Last 5 Years, Big River, Henry IV and V (in rep), As You Like It, Imaginary Invalid, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Parchman Hour (regional premier) among others. He is part of both Actors Equity and SAG-AFTRA (the stage and film/TV unions respectively). 

He has taught the summer youth conservatory for over 10 years at North Carolina’s premier theatre PlayMakers Repertory Company as well as private voice, acting and audition prep for all ages. He also loves sports, animals and all things Disney and couldn’t be more excited to be a Sabercat!!


John Dreher

Co-Director of Theatre

Director of Technical Theatre

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Rochelle Walter

Co-Director of Theatre Director of Choir and Dance

ROCHELLE GALLUP WALTER 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.

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