Hollie was born and raised in Cleveland, OH and has always been passionate about the performing arts as both a performer and producer of theatre, dance, and singing. She is classically trained in opera and has performed in many venues across the United States.
“While I believe in teaching vocal and acting technique and theory correctly, I also place a strong emphasis on educating the whole student and being a role model and mentor for them in life.”
Her passion for founding CAST came from her experience as an artist and a professional in corporate America. Having been raised as a singer and performer, she realized how her early introduction to musical theatre had a profound impact on her professional success. She has since realized that while she did learn how to sing and dance and act technically well, she learned much more and received a much greater return on her investment when she entered the real world as a performer AND professional. Through her experience on stage and in performing arts lessons and classes, she gained the confidence, poise, and technical skill she needed to be competitive right out of college. Now she continues to maintain a large studio of private voice students as well as excel in career in pharmaceutical consulting. Hollie is married to her husband Alex and lives with her 2 year old son and ragdoll kitties in the Nashville area.
Loren, originally from Central Pennsylvania, made her first professional dance debut as a 5th grader in The Nutcracker with the Louisville Ballet Company. She fell in love with Dance and Theatre through that experience and continues pursuing that passion today!
Loren received her BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Since then, she has worked for various theatres including The Lost Colony, danced with The Crush, a dance team for the PIFL, and has taught in various styles of dance for ages 3-18.
After spending time in NYC and PA, Loren is thrilled to call Nashville home! She currently works at Matt Davenport Productions and is signed with Fresh Talent Group. She continues to perform in both the commercial and theatre communities of Nashville and is excited to be a apart of it’s growth!