A North Carolina native, JAYME WAPPEL is a dancer, actor, singer, and educator. Growing up, she trained in all genres of dance under the direction of Christy Curtis at CC & Company Dance Complex, her second home. Jayme’s interest in musical theatre began towards the end of her high school career after choreographing Oklahoma! for Cardinal Gibbons High School's theatre department.
Jayme continued to study dance and theatre at Point Park University. While there, she received the faculty-selected Freshman of the Year award and scholarship, performed in both dance concerts and musicals, and graduated with her Bachelor of Arts after only three years.
Since beginning her professional performance career, Jayme has been seen on a First National Tour, Off-Broadway, in multiple regional productions, in numerous events and gigs throughout the tri-state area, and even on a cruise ship as an aerialist.
In addition to performing, Jayme enjoys teaching and choreographing. As an educator, she teaches for dance studios and theatre programs across the nation, coaches high school seniors in preparation for college auditions, judges for multiple dance competitions, and choreographs recreational and professional productions. Jayme is also a teaching artist for Arts Action, an outreach program through Unity Stage Company that aims to increase the physical activity of children in New York City's public schools. As someone who grew up surrounded by dance and theatre, Jayme believes everyone should have the opportunity to experience the positive impact of the arts.
Jayme currently resides in New York City. Her interests include global travel, baking, dogs, pineapples, and, of course, chipmunks. She loves to roller skate, kayak, and hike: always on the lookout for a new adventure to be had. As a person whose entire life revolves around expression through her body, she is also currently working to learn American Sign Language.