As a classically trained dancer, choreographer, radio/television personality, voice over artist, and actor, Hollee is a versatile artist whose limits have yet to be tested.
She began dancing at the age of 11 at the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center where she trained in classical ballet, jazz, tap, West African, and Hip-Hop. She also received high marks from the National Society of Teachers of Dance for proficient knowledge of World Dances from countries across the globe. Her love of dance spilled over into theater arts during high school and fueled her decision to pursue a B.A. in Theater Studies and Psychology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. While in college, Hollee tried her hand at choreographing dances and began freelancing as a choreographer and ballet teacher when she moved back to Chicago after college.
Hollee enjoyed her work in the arts, but felt she was not reaching enough youth as a direct service provider. Through her work as a program manager at South Shore Cultural Center (Chicago Park District) and After School Matters, Hollee was dedicated to delivering a wide range of quality arts programs to Chicago’s youth and teenagers.
Hollee’s ventures in entertainment include radio personality for Wellesley College’s station WZLY, on-air talent and producer for Chicago’s Power 92.3 FM, and most recently a successful and critically acclaimed full-time announcer and field correspondent for OWN’s The Rosie Show between October 2011 and the show’s end in March 2012.
Currently, Hollee is a working member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a ballet teacher at the Iona Calhoun School of Ballet, and a 5th year choreographer with the Mu Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Annual Beautillion. She is also the Lead Artist and Consultant of Hollee Chanel Performance Artistry and Consulting.
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