Chelsea Costa


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National Tours
MADAGASCAR Swing/Gloria u/s DreamWorks Theatricals
dir. Gip Hoppe
DORA THE EXPLORER The Map/Dora u/s Alan Wasser Ass./Nickelodean
dir. Gip Hoppe
GO DIEGO GO Alicia B'way Across America/LiveNation
dir. Gip Hoppe
Regional/New York
CABARET Sally Bowles Gallo Center for the Arts
dir. Paul Tischer
COWGIRLS Mickey Florida Studio Theatre
dir. Mary Murfitt
COWGIRLS Mo Alabama Shakespeare Festival
dir. Karen Azenberg
URINETOWN Penny Pennywise Fraggled Productions
dir. Jessica Aquila Cymerman
STAY ON THE LINE Chrissie/Veronica u/s Theatre 68
dir. Crystal Craft &
Scott Mlodzinski
dir. Jenn Rapp
THE STREET Reporter Midtown Intl. Theatre Fest.
dir. Ronnie Cohen
YOURE A GOOD MAN... Lucy Mountain Actors' Conservatory
dir. Kitsy Meyer
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Belle Modesto Performing Arts
OLIVER! Nancy      dir. Paul Tischer
GYPSY Louise
42ND STREET Anytime Annie
THE ELECTRICAL PARADE Dancer Disneyland Resort
A FUNNY THING... FORUM Gymnasia CSU Stanislaus
dir. Jere O'Donnell
NOT EXACTLY ROMEO Ensemble Paul Fujimoto/Eric Holmes
ARTS OR CRAFTS Mom Rob Roznowski
MPA 40th REUNION GALA Soloist The State Theatre
dir. Paul Tischer
w/ Carol Channing
Soloist Snider Hall
dir. Joseph Wiggett

Bachelor of Music Degree, California State Univ., Stanislaus Emphasis: Choral Conducting

California Teaching Credential, California State Univ., Stanislaus

Voice - Jennifer DeRosa, Sheri Sanders, Neil Semer

Dance - Debbie Holtzclaw

Special Skills

Instruments: piano, ukulele, acoustic guitar, autoharp, flute.

Dialects: British, Cockney, Irish, Southern, Midwest, Hispanic.

Puppetry, Single-point harness, Whistling, Inside-mouth singing.


Chelsea grew up on an almond ranch in the Central Valley of California, but her heart was always on the stage. Almonds notwithstanding, Chelsea would fly around the house pretending to be part of the cast of whichever movie musical her mom had popped into the VHS player. Having graduated to doodling the New York City skyline on all her school papers starting in fifth grade, her parents knew they were in for a wild ride.

Chelsea had the good fortune to meet some very talented music teachers who encouraged her efforts in the arts. Throughout high school, she became increasingly interested in choral music, and went on to study choral conducting at CSU Stanislaus in Turlock, CA. It was also during college that Chelsea began performing in regional productions in California. Before graduating, she spent a summer at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, dancing in Disney's Electrical Parade. She was the happiest dancer on earth, and loved every minute that she spent with the mouse.

Having graduated with a degree in music education and an emphasis in choral conducting, Chelsea was honored to earn a full-time choral conducting position at Thomas Downey High School, in Modesto, CA. She spent three busy years teaching the amazing young people there, and then decided to make the big move to the east coast.

After relocating to NYC, Chelsea spent five years based there performing regionally, abroad, and on multiple national tours. On one of those tours, she met her husband Ryan. (He happened to be playing a dancing coconut tree -- she couldn't resist.) They now live in Los Angeles, blogging and designing web sites by day and performing by night. It's a sweet life.