Elise Collins (Board Member) is a lifelong Coloradan who earned an MBA and an MA in theatre and performance studies from CU Boulder. She has been involved in the performing arts all across Colorado as an actor, director, teaching artist, puppeteer, and arts administrator. Elise enjoys finding synergy between the business and arts sectors. She strives to use her business acumen and privilege to create opportunities for other artists—especially artists of color, people with disabilities, women, and nonbinary folx. While living in Boulder, BETC’s top-quality performances and programs deeply impressed her. She is honored to be serving an organization that uses theatre as a catalyst for a better world. Elise is a proud geek who enjoys being unironically enthusiastic about practically everything. When she’s not at the theatre, she enjoys taking walks in nature, asking life’s big questions, and partner dancing.