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Let's meet our incredible staff!

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Melody Waters

Director

Melody is so thrilled the Director of Spotlight. She grew up in Chesapeake, VA and went to The Governor's School for the Arts in the Musical Theatre and Vocal Departments. Melody received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Her first professional job out of college was Directing and Teaching youth in musicals all over the country with Missoula Children's Theatre. She has had the honor of performing with Sesame Street Live, Walt Disney World, Carnival Cruise Line, Virginia Musical Theatre and most currently Busch Gardens. Melody recently started her own Interactive DJ Entertainment Company in the Hampton Roads area called Melody & Company Entertainment. 

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Anita Winslow

Youth Camp Music Director

Anita has been working with Spotlight Productions since its beginning and comes to us from Florida each year to direct our youth camp.  She has studied music most of her life, being born in a family of musicians, and can play any instrument you put in front of her!  She is currently a guidance counsellor (who received the 2014 Teach of the Year award at her school) and proud mother of a very talented young lady.

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Kelsy Lee

Choreographer

Kelsy is thrilled to be in the Spotlight Family this year. She first joined Spotlight at 13 with teen camp. She has a Bachelor’s of Art in Theatre and Dance, and currently is an instructor at Dynamic Movements in Suffolk, Va. Congratulations everyone, you did it!

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Trey DelPo

Technical Director

 

Trey graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2017 and received his Masters in Theatre from Bowling Green State University in 2018. Since then, he has worked on productions for the MLB, the NFL, Netflix, HBO, and the Busch Gardens Entertainment Department. After moving back to Virginia Beach, he started as the Technical Director for the department of the Fine & Performing Arts Center, before taking on the role of Director of the Susan S Goode Fine & Performing Arts Center, and Instructor for the Performing Arts at Virginia Wesleyan University.

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Kristen Bacon

Teen Camp Music Director

Kristen Bacon is so excited to be the Music Director for Mean Girls. She has toured the country performing with various theatre companies; her favorite being Missoula Children's Theatre. She loves locally performing in the community. Her last show was right here at the Goode Theatre with Virginia Wesleyan University when she performed as the Baroness in Anastasia. When Kristen is not teaching music or performing, you can find her in Virginia Beach off Pleasure House Road at her very own Hair and Makeup Salon - Unveiled Beauty Lounge. 

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Kimberly Wilpon

Assistant Director

Kimberly Wilpon* - Kimberly is so excited to be making her Spotlight Productions Debut as the assistant director of Mean Girls. Kimberly most recently  choreographed Ruthless Chenango River Theatre.  She also choreographed Shout!: The Mod Musical at Chenango River Theatre last summer. Kimberly is also a proud working member of Actors Equity Association; performing around the United States at many regional houses and performing arts centers. Just in June Kimberly was performing in Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein as Anna/Dance Captain at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre.  Kimberly has performed Off-Broadway in the immersive production of Pip’s Island as Stacy, The Expedition Leader. She has toured with ArtsPower National Touring Company in Rainbow Fish, Are You My Mother, and Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great. Other favorite credits include Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach(Roxy Regional Theatre), Charlotte Lucas/Mr. Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (Greenbrier Valley Theatre), Marty in Grease(The Booth Theatre), and Step-Mother in Cinderella(Post Playhouse. Thank you, Melody, for this incredible opportunity.  www.kimberlywilpon.com

*Member of Actors Equity Association

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