Chandler Davis is originally from beautiful Louisville Kentucky. Immediately after studying Musical Theatre at Emory & Henry College, Chandler made her professional and regional debut at Barter Theater which is the state theater of Virginia. There, Chandler had the chance to perform professional children’s theatre, perform on the main stage for Regional credits, and learn the basics of stage craft and crew work.
After Barter, Chandler briefly moved to New York where she laid the groundwork for her first full length original musical Zombie Boyfriend with her writing partner. Since then, Chandler has made her way to the South again working at Tweetise Railroad as a performer and horseback rider as well as Roanoke Children’s theatre. At RCT Chandler worked as an actor and resident stage manager. She also worked as a professional fight choreographer and continued writing and producing shows.
After moving to Wilmington in the fall of 2012, Chandler had the pleasure of performing in her first local show at the Thalian Association. She went on to perform with several of the local theaters in town and get a glimpse of what a rich theatre community Wilmington has. She’s also had the opportunity to teach at Thalian Association Community Theatre’s youth academy, teaching Musical Comedy and Characters, Improv and Storytelling, Playwriting, Musical Theatre, and Gotta Sing Gotta Dance. She’s also taught Musical Theatre at DREAMS of Wilmington for two straight years and Musical Theatre Summer Camp at TheatreNOW.
Most recently Chandler was the Managing Director at City Stage Co where she was directly involved in producing every show and directed two shows as well.
Chandler was a nominee in the Arts category of Wilma Magazine’s Women to Watch awards last year and is currently an inaugural member of the Women to Watch Leadership Institute.