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board of directors

Jennifer Ellis


Jennifer has been performing and providing arts education in the community for over 25 years.  Her experience ranges from founding/directing Greater Baton Rouge Children’s Chorus, teaching vocal music in the classroom and as a private teacher, Chorus Master for Opera Louisiane, and music direction at Theatre Baton Rouge.   In 2023 she became a Teaching Artist with the Arts Council of Baton Rouge.  Onstage she has played a number of principal roles in The King and I, My Fair Lady, and most recently, Mamma Mia, as well as appearing  with BR Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic,  and Opera Louisiane,  and vocalist for the Bishop Ellis Trio.  Backstage work for RMTC’s Steel Magnolias and volunteering on the new Education committee has led her to more in-depth involvement with this multi-faceted organization.


teresa alvarez
Vice president of finance

Teresa Alvarez is a dedicated business owner and accomplished VP of Sales at MONA Payment Solutions; with an impressive 22-year track record in the payment industry, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to manage accounts and drive growth operations with unwavering integrity and reliability. Teresa is a professional photographer specializing in headshots. She has worked in the film industry for seven years. Her film credits include Juanita in For Better, For Worse, Ann in Rugaru, Jovita Soledad in Subrosan, and Dolores the Flower Lady in Life on Bourbon.


Teresa is also an active presence in Baton Rouge’s local business organizations. She has served on the Wine, Women, and Connections board and as the treasurer for the LA Capitale Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

Vice President of Production


C. Jaye Miller grew up in Baton Rouge’s community theatres. She attended Oklahoma City University where she earned a BFA in Acting. After a summer of Shakespeare in the Park she moved to Chicago, where she worked professionally for theaters such as Writers Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Remy Bumppo Theatre, 16th Street Theatre, First Folio Theatre, Oil Lamp Theatre, Profiles Theatre, with Broadway in Chicago, etc. While working as an actor, she continued growing under the guidance of teachers such as Paola Coletto, Rebecca Gilman, Jeffery Carlson, Susan Hart, Marty Lyons, and Colleen Doyle. C. Jaye was an active ensemble member of Babes With Blades Theatre Company, Adapt Theatre Company, and Dal Vivo.
Since returning to Baton Rouge, she has performed in multiple productions with Theatre Baton Rouge and Red Magnolia Theatre Company.
C. Jaye is particularly passionate about telling stories that cultivate compassion, awareness, and altruism within the artists telling the stories and within the audiences who come to listen.

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Courtney Murphy

Courtney Murphy solidified her love of the arts at a young age. She has enjoyed every creative endeavor explored,  whether taking dance classes, performing on stage, making movies in the backyard with friends, or turning her mom’s old wardrobe into haute couture. She attended Northwestern State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a Concentration in Performance and Directing.  Some of her past acting credits include Almost, Maine (Woman #2),  The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen Fairfax), A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche DuBois), and In the Next  Room (Sabrina Daldry). She has directed productions for Theatre Baton Rouge, Red Magnolia Theatre Company, &  Northwestern State University. She loves live music, horror movies, fantasy novels, & traveling to new places. She has also never met a cat she didn’t like.  

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