Angela Mendez is a professional actress, cellist and soprano soloist born and raised in the Denver area. She has performed at the Arvada Center, Lakewood Cultural Center, Aurora Fox, Cherry Creek Theatre, Boulder’s Dinner Theatre as well as Boettcher Concert Hall. Most recently she appeared in Man of La Mancha at the Arvada Center (Ensemble, u/s Antonia, Fermina, Cellist), a show which won seven Henry Awards, including “Best Production of a Musical”. She also recently starred as Jane in the regional premiere of Jane Eyre, A Musical Drama (Performance Now Theatre Company).
Angela studied piano, cello and various other band instruments in primary school, and participated in choirs, bands, orchestras, musicals and dance classes throughout high school. A student of many interests, she began college as a chemical engineering major, but soon her passion for music re-emerged leading her to pursue instrumental and vocal music instead. She was the first to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance at Regis University, and later studied Music Theatre at the Goodspeed Theatre in Connecticut.
Angela loves to share her love of music with students of any age – especially her love of musical theatre. Her emphasis is on storytelling, healthy technique and expression in vocal music. She loves helping her musicians to perform at their best, to enjoy the process of developing pieces, and loves to share her experience, mentoring young musical theatre actors and actresses.
She currently appears as Carmen in the Arvada Center kids show No Dogs Allowed.