Assistant Stage Director
Carlee Baldwin is an accomplished singer, actress, and performer. In 2019, she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts Performance from Utah Valley University (UVU), studying voice with Dr. Melissa Heath. She is currently studying vocal performance with Dr. Emanuel Caraman at Indiana University South Bend and will graduate with her Masters in Music Performance degree in 2023. She is thrilled to be joining South Bend Lyric Opera as both a performer and assistant director this season.
Carlee has a passion to perform and share that talent with others. She has starred in many musicals and plays. Some of these credits include: Calchas in Oresteia, Margaret in Light in the Piazza, Sarah in Guys and Dolls,Seamstress in Downpour, and Annabel in Lucky Stiff. She has also choreographed and directed several shows, including Bad Jews, Into the Woods Junior,Lion King Junior,Mary Poppins Junior, andAladdin Junior.Carlee has competed twice at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival as an Irene Ryan nominee. In 2018, Carlee was recognized by UVU’s Women’s Success Center for her accomplishments in the arts, and was awarded their Degree For Life Scholarship. She has taken part in many master classes with prestigious individuals such as Sierra Boggess and Libby Larsen. In addition to years of contemporary dance and ballet training, Carlee has also participated in a Frantic Assembly workshop, a devised theater class, and other movement workshops throughout her career. She has worked at the Theater for Youth and Education (TYE) Center at UVU as an instructor in musical theater. She currently works for the TYE Center as a content creator for an educational theater website called Just So Kreative Stories, where she recently finished a YouTube series called The Singing Studio, and launched a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, giving teachers and students tools on how to be more inclusive in the arts. Carlee believes that the arts should be accessible to all and that it should be a safe environment to express oneself.
Carlee is happily married to her husband Dallin Baldwin who is an accomplished organist and choral director. She is thankful for his support and encouragement as she follows her dreams as a performer. Together they enjoy traveling, cooking, and playing with their two goldendoodles. When interviewed by The Daily Herald in Utah about why she loves performance, Carlee answered, “I love the way music and theater together can tell a story. It is an extremely unique art form. When words aren’t enough, you break out into song. The emotions are strong. That passion is making a difference in the world.”