About the Directors

Jesse Collett

Company Theatre Director

Jesse Collett holds a degree in Theatre Education and a degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Northern Colorado. Jesse returned to Pomona as a teacher in the fall of 2015 after five years away. Jesse loves being in this community as an educator and director. Mr. Collett is thrilled to work with such passionate students in the Catwalk Theatre Company. Along with the mainstage shows, he is the director of "Improv 4203," the Company's improv comedy troupe. Jesse would like to thank the Pomona community at large for their commitment to the arts.

Olivia Newman

Company Theatre Director

Olivia Newman graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Theatre Arts: Secondary Education and endorsements in Teaching English as a Second Language and English. She has attended numerous educational theatre conferences and festivals in countries such as the United States, Canada, Poland, and South Africa (and soon to be Japan in 2020!). Her passions include meeting new people and helping them rise to their fullest potential. She is overjoyed to be joining the Pomona community and hopes to continue helping the Catwalk Theatre Company be a premiere educational arts program.