Carlee Baldwin is an accomplished actress, singer, and director. 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 the spring of 2023.
Last year Carlee was happy to join South Bend Lyric Opera as a performer and assistant director for the production, Don Giovanni. She is thrilled to be back as stage director for The Gift and is grateful to be working with such a wonderful cast and team. 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 Stif . She has also choreographed and directed several shows, including Into the Woods Junior, Lion King Junior, Mary Poppins Junior, and Aladdin 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. Something exciting happening this year is the premiere of Assembly, a new musical that Carlee wrote and composed. She loves new work and loves encouraging young artists to create. 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.”