Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Ashlee Waldbauer and I am a theatre artist currently residing in New York City. I am a recent graduate of Texas Christian University where I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre.
I grew up in Vancouver, Washington where I began theatre at six years old and instantly caught the bug. Then, at the age of twelve, I moved onto professional theatre in Portland, Oregon where I started working with professional actors. Being able to work with experienced artists inspired me to better my craft and cultivate my passion for theater arts into a lifelong career. I am so thankful to have worked with many amazing professional theatre's in the area which include, Oregon Children's Theatre, Northwest Children's Theatre, Staged!, and Triangle Productions.
While at TCU, I was the President of Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre fraternity on campus, as well as the President of Senseless Acts of Comedy, an improvisation team at TCU where we performed every week for hundreds of students. Throughout my college career, I was able to delve into my many other interests in the theatre world which include playwriting, directing, choreography, and costuming. TCU gave me many opportunities to explore and grow in every area that I could get my hands on (feel free to take a peek at those pages as well.) Not only do I love theatre, but I have also found a new love for film as well. I have had the amazing opportunity to act in two films through TCU's Student Film Association, Sleeping Pills and Four Walls.
I have been very fortunate to have lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where the arts community is strong and plentiful. A few theaters I’ve had the pleasure to work with include Lyric Stage, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, Imprint Theatreworks, and Circle Theatre. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has been my home for four years and I have loved and cherished every minute of it...but it's time to push myself further and move on to bigger and better things! I have recently moved to New York City, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store.
Thanks for visiting, and check out what recent projects I've been working on/ what's next!
I recently was the host of the November show of Cabaret White. Myself and three other "child actors" in the Portland theatre community reunited to share our backstage secrets. Videos coming soon!
This past summer I have been teaching/choreographing at Spotlight Theatre Academy's summer camp for high schoolers. The musical we chose to work on was Urinetown!
This past spring, I performed at 54 below with my fellow Theatre TCU Class of 2019! Go to my media page to see the full video!
I had the amazing opportunity to play Antonia in the classic musical, Man of La Mancha at Lyric Stage in Dallas Texas.
I just graduated from TCU with my BFA in Musical Theatre, and made the move to NYC!