Board of Directors
- Elizabeth Hine - President
- Tracye Caughell - Vice President
- Michael Colaw - Treasurer
- Tommi Miller - Secretary
- Lonnie Gilman
- Alex McCollum
- Claire Thompson
- Danielle Wong
- Denis Doe, Past-President
Melinda Bellatti received her B.S. in Speech/Theatre Education from Oklahoma State University where she was named a Top Ten Senior and her M.S. in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas. Melinda believes in the power of theatre to not only entertain but also to educate and inspire. She is thrilled to serve as Executive Director for Children’s Musical Theatre of Bartlesville and for the opportunity to collaborate with a talented team of artists and volunteers who share her passion for arts education. Melinda is a member of Leadership Bartlesville Class XXVII, serves on the Arts Encounter steering committee, volunteers as Public Relations Adviser for the University of Tulsa Kappa Kappa Gamma chapter, and is co-chair of 2017 One Book, One Bartlesville initiative. Melinda recently moved home to Oklahoma after living 28 years in Texas where she served as Managing Director for Frisco Youth Theatre and as an Adjunct Professor of Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas and Collin College. She taught speech, drama, and debate in Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Plano ISD, and several home school organizations. She has been honored as Teacher of the Year and District Teacher of the Year Runner-Up. Melinda feels like she has been preparing to serve CMT for literally all of her life because some of her earliest memories are being at late night play rehearsals with her mother, who taught speech and theater for 30 years in northeastern Oklahoma. Through performing in plays and musicals and competing in speech and debate tournaments to the state championship and national levels in high school, Melinda realized the value of the skills that are gained from these activities--skills like creativity, critical thinking, self-confidence, and teamwork. She pursued speech/theatre education in order to share these valuable life skills with others. Melinda is married to her high school sweetheart, Chuck, and has two grown children, Lauren and Nate.
Troy Martin graduated from Bartlesville High School and studied Theatre and Business at Oklahoma State University. After graduating from OSU, Troy moved to New York to pursue an acting career appearing in several low budget films, plays and musicals. Due to a family emergency, Troy moved back to Bartlesville. He worked with Zwisler Enterprises of Oklahoma before being named Development/Marketing Manager with CMT. Troy is active in the community, having served on the boards for Martha's Task, Sunfest, and Theater Bartlesville. He is the current President-Elect for Young Professionals of Bartlesville and was Main Street Bartlesville's (formally Downtown Bartlesville Incorporated) 2015 Volunteer of the Year. In 2017, Troy received the Rising Star Award from the Bartlesville Chamber of Commerce. Troy volunteers for numerous organizations including CityServe, Mary Martha Outreach, Theater Bartlesville and more. He has a passion for non-profits, children and theater and is always working to make Bartlesville a better place to live, work and play!
Jackie Eulitt has served as Office Manager at Children’s Musical Theatre for three years. She loves coming to work and this is her favorite job of all time! Previously she worked at Jane Phillips Medical Center for 18 years in the IT department and at Conoco Phillips in the Global IT department. She studied at DeVry University and has experience in medical coding. Jackie is married and shares 5 grown children and 14 grandchildren with her husband. Her hobbies include camping and quilting.
Stage School Staff
A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Anna received her B.A. in Ballet from Point Park University. Anna began her dance training in 1994 at the Tiffany & Co. Studio of Dance and is a graduate of the New American Youth Ballet & Conservatory (NAYB). While pursuing her B.A., Anna lived in Paris, France, where she studied under Wayne Byars and Gregory Cianci at Studio Harmonic. She has also trained with several companies and conservatories across the U.S., including the Ballet Intensive from Moscow near Chicago, Illinois. Anna has served as a rehearsal assistant for Nicolas Petrov's ballet, Carmen, an instructor at Tripp Lake Camp, the ballet director at Inspirations Dance Studio, and is currently on the artistic staff of the Bartlesville Civic Ballet. Now, she is eager to share her expertise, experience, and passion for dance with CMT’s Stage School students.
An alumnus of Benedictine College, Alex holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree (BME). From Oklahoma City to Bartlesville, Alex has taught music in public schools all across Oklahoma. He is certified in all three levels of Kodaly training and has offered private lessons in trumpet, piano, and voice. Alex believes that, "music education for a young person is important, especially in this day in age, because it promotes growth in areas such as math, reading, social interaction, and it enriches the soul." He is looking forward to being a part of CMT’s Stage School and introducing each student to the wonders of music.
A native Arkansan and proud Tulsan, Jessica Allis holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Central Arkansas. Known as “Allis” to her friends and loved ones, she has since been featured in The Reverb Theater Dangerous Plays festival and has continued her education in filmmaking by producing three short films. Committed to her craft, Allis is enthusiastic about training and mentoring the next generation of theatre artists and has led several theatre workshops for students in middle school, high school, and college. Currently, Allis is the Bartlesville High School Drama Teacher and is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with and grow more young actors as a part of CMT’s Stage School.