Rose of Athens Theatre Staff


Danielle Bailey Miller

Danielle Bailey Miller (Artistic Director)  received her B.A. in Theatre from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA in 2007. She has participated in many theatrical ventures and has worked every job from backstage to onstage, including several years of experience at Highlands Playhouse in Highlands, NC. She has performed at the South Eastern Theatre Conference in the Fringe Festival and in the 10-Minute Play Festival and was recently invited to perform in the Georgia Presenters Showcase hosted by the Fox Theatre Institute. Danielle is a three-time Irene Ryan Award nominee, an honor presented by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

Danielle leading a theatre workshop at South Jackson Elementary School

In addition to her duties as Artistic Director, Danielle enjoys various aspects of theatre including performing, directing, managing and teaching. She has been teaching theatre in various arenas for over ten years. Danielle is a theatre teacher with Compass Community and was the former theatre columnist for the now defunct Athens Food & Culture Magazine. Danielle looks forward to sharing this wonderful art-form with the Athens community. Click here to visit her website. “See you at the theatre!”



Helen DeMott (Administrative Assistant) For  more than 10 years, Helen has been involved in performance both on stage as well as behind the curtain. In seventh grade she fell in love with the theatre while playing the part of Pepper in a community production of the musical Annie and has been involved in theatre ever since. In 2013, Helen earned a degree in Theatre and Production from Darton State College where she focused not only on acting and performing but studied prop and set design as well as costume creation.

Helen has worked as a Team Leader with ActUp! and Albany Junior Theatre Summer Camp mentoring students in theatre etiquette and coaching them to produce several one-act shows. Helen has also served as Youth Coordinator and Choreographer for productions at Darton State College including The Wizard of Oz and Shakespeare’s As you Like It. Helen made her Athens theatre debut as the Queen of Hearts in the 2016 Rose of Athens production of Alice in Wonderland and is excited to continue working with Rose of Athens.

Lisa Cesnik Ferguson with Rose of Athens Theatre Academy Students,<br /><br /> 2011
Lisa Cesnik Ferguson is the founder of Rose of Athens Theatre, and she has worked on several RoA productions as a director, actress and more, since its incorporation in August 2006.

She moved to Athens, GA by way of Chicago in 2004 and has been working professionally in the theater since the age of 17.  She is grateful to have continued to do so regionally, at theaters throughout the U.S., including Chicago, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Richmond, VA, Indianapolis, Columbus, GA, and Highlands, NC.

Lisa is currently a professor of theatre at Gordon State College in Barnesville, GA. She now serves on the Advisory Board Committee for RoA.

OUR ACADEMY TEACHERS 2017-2018 – (training wing staff)


Lead Teachers
Isaac Callahan
Mitch Clayton
Helen DeMott
Jayln Flemming


Teaching Assistants

Haley Clark
Nicole Gilmer
Bailey Mann
Julia Marshall


President: Christie Reed            Vice President: Kaye Moshtael

Secretary/Treasurer: Isaac Callahan



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