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Jessica Swanson

​Preschool Instructor, Storybook Theater

​Jessica has been working on the stage and in the dance studio since she was very young.  She started teaching, directing, and choreographing for theatre in 2010. She has been training in dance for 15 years specializing in tap, jazz, ballet,

​revival of 42nd St. for over two years, also performing in Grease on Broadway, doing a national tour and has also performed in London's West End. Amy is an experienced director and choreographer at both the high school and college levels. We are thrilled to have Amy join our team as we expand our high school company to meet the needs of our students.

and contemporary.   You can also see her performing professionally for various theatre companies in the Denver area taking her to stages such as Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Even though she loves performing, she find great joy in working with children and sharing her love for the theatre. 

Jill began performing in 3rd grade and went on to study media and theater education at BYU.

As a mother of four and an accomplished educator she has also led children's choirs, 

 

Jill Fellow

Junior Elementary Director

Lauren is a Colorado native who's obsession with musical theater began in middle school. As a young performer she was a member of a travelling theater company that toured across the midwestern United States. In addition to musical theater Lauren has performed in elite 

 

Amy Dolan Fletcher has agreed to join Nelson Conway as a director for the high school program. Amy has just completed a Masters degree of Fine Arts in theater education. She is a veteran of the Broadway stage performing in the 

 

Amy Dolan Fletcher

High School Director and Choreographer

​​sports teams, and rock bands, and taught media arts programming to children. Jill also plays piano and mandolin. She is an active and engaged member of the community who is thrilled to bring her theater and music skills to The Venue Family.

​​choirs, was choreographer and captain of her high school dance and cheer team, and plays the cello and ukelele. After stepping down from her position as nurse manager of the traumatic brain injury unit at Craig Hospital to run The Venue Theater as executive director, Lauren Is THRILLED to be back on the stage leading and inspiring the next generation of young leaders and performers.  

Lauren Hunt

Upper Elementary Director and Choreographer


Email: deb@debchristensen.com 

Email: jonih@thevenuetheatre.com 

Email: nelsonc@thevenuetheatre.com 

career as a Realtor with Keller Williams Foothills Realty in Conifer, along with volunteering as Accompanist at The Venue Theatre. She has accompanied 25 shows for Nelson over the last 10 years. Deb is a cofounder of The Venue and serves on the Board of Directors. 

After spending 23 years in Denmark, where as a Certified Midwife, she delivered 1300 babies, Deb returned to Colorado with her Danish husband. Here she is thoroughly enjoying her doo

Deb Christensen

Accompanist, Orchestra coordinator, Founder

aerialist, performing on stages across the U.S. and on television. She has directed over 30 community theater productions and founded a performing drama club in a Colorado high school. She loved performing but her heart's delight is in directing children's theater.​ Joni is a cofounder of The Venue and serves on the Board of Directors.

Joni, a certified K-12 teacher, found her interest in theater while performing in elementary and high school productions. In college, she became a professional pantomime and circus do

Joni Havens

Special Programs Director - Harmony Hills, Founder 

Colorado, Boulder. He studied technical theater with Joseph Psuik, drama and musical theater under Richard Clark, Tom McNally and Jan Sullivan. Nelson started the choral and drama departments of Conifer High School in 1996 and has directed and produced countless shows. Nelson founded The Venue in 2013. 

Nelson retired from a 25-year career teaching music and drama in 2007. He studied music under Dr. George Lynn at Loretto Heights College and Lynn Whitten at the University of

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Nelson Conway

​High School Director, Middle School Director, Managing Director, Founder 

The Venue's Creative Team

The Venue's Creative Team