1012 S Mason Road,
Katy, TX 77450
Cherish Bettis: Music Director, Choreographer:
Cherish has been the Music director, Choreographer for many productions and musical theatre camps for the Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center. Cherish is an award winning vocalist and has won USA awards at the National level. Cherish has extensive dance training in Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. She teaches music, dance and general curriculum for the performing arts at Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center and is "very skilful and caring when working with the young children."
Burton Wolfe, Director of Theater Arts & Acting Coach; World Theater Founder:
Mr. Wolfe has taught Elementary School, Junior and Senior High, and currently teaches Acting and Speech Communications at Houston Community College. He has directed most Broadway Musicals and is author of over ten original musicals which have been performed in the U.S. and Internationally. He has worked with Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Julio Iglesias and other celebrities. “I love teaching Theater Arts; it builds teamwork, heart and soul...”
Laura Bettis, Music Director:
Vocalist, Music Educator, Choral Director and Composer; she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal performance from California State University at Northridge and a Master of Music Degree from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. Laura has performed and directed musicals with numerous professional Musical Theater Companies. She is the Founder and Director of Opera Elegant. Laura, her husband and three daughters are long term residents; all contributing their musical talents to Katy, Texas.
Lawrence Wong, Director of Operations and Co-founder of World Theater:
Over the past decades, Mr. Wong has co-produced Musical Theatre, Dramatic and Comedy works, Children's Theatre, Pop Concerts, Cultural Exchanges, International Festivals and Educational Programs with Mr. Burton Wolfe.
As Director of Operations for World Theater, Lawrence has supervised all of the logistics for productions and events. Together, Burton Wolfe and Lawrence Wong have produced over 50 popular Broadway Musicals; dramatic and comedy shows; along with over 50 Special Events and original multi-cultural musicals; representing tens of thousands of performances.
Winkie Ballas Jamail, Choreographer / Dance Instructor, Voice Instructor:
Winkie is an Educator With years of experience as a Producer, Writer, Vocalist, Dancer, and Actress. As an Entertainer, Winkie Performed at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas and Caesar’s in Tahoe; live shows have been on CBS, ABC, A&E and ESPN; toured the US as lead vocalist for the JIMMY CLANTON SHOWBAND; Performed live at the ROYAL ALBERT HALL in England for the DUAL OF THE GIANTS; She is a Certified EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT, specializing in Instruction in Acting, Music and Dance for grades Pre-K through 12.