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Michelle Rebollo

Artistic Director/Director

Ms. Rebollo is a Professor of Theatre at STLCC-Meramec where she has directed over 50 productions including Waiting for Godot, Keely and Du, The Elephant Man, Pterodactyls, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Tempest, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train, Machinal (Kennedy Center National Festival, 2001), Closet Land (Kennedy Center National Festival Alternate, 2010), The Two Sisters (Kennedy Center Regional Festival Alternate 2012) and the world premiere of the musical, 1959 Saint Ascension.  Ms. Rebollo has also worked with The Black Mirror Theatre Company as a director for The Conversation, Eclipsed (2018) and Wallace Shawn’s The Fever in 2019. She is thrilled to be serving now as the Artistic Director of Black Mirror Theatre.

Katie Rodriguez Banister

Katie is a speaker, author and disability educator. An auto accident in 1990 left her paralyzed from the chest down. She and her husband Steve established Access-4-All in 1997 with a mission to educate and empower their audiences. Katie is a performer and Steve is her support. Katie grew up in Kirkwood, earned her degree in Recreation and is a national speaker.  



Kelly Ballard

Kelly Ballard appeared in Spoon River Anthology and The Fever as well as scene work for Chernobyl, Carol, and Miss Julie.  She plays the violin and enjoys dramaturgical research.  Kelly is a proud supporter and contributor to UNHCR and hopes to direct plays focused on our refugee crisis.  She is very excited to learn from and collaborate with the other members of the BMT company.  






Michelle Zielinski

Treasurer/Playwright/Director/Lighting Designer

Michelle has written, directed, performed and designed lights for companies in St. Louis, New York City (Off Broadway and Off-off Broadway) and Bangkok. She is a trained ecologist, a sculptor and printmaker, a Girl Scout leader and Scoutmaster of five of the inaugural 1000 female Eagle Scouts. She is currently working on a book of essays inspired by walks in the garden.

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