About

Actress

Fleur Alys Dobbins is a multi-talented artist who has performed on and off Broadway, Los Angeles, London, and in several regional productions, TV, and independent films. She has worked on countless new musicals in the recording studio, including “The Sweet Potato Queens” written by Grammy Award winner Melissa Manchester. Recently in New York, Fleur was seen as Lizzie in “The Rainmaker” at the Sheen Center and was awarded Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject Play for her portrayal of Paula in “Between Men” at Midtown International Theatre Festival. You can see her list of credits here.

Writer/Composer

Fleur created a one-woman storytelling musical called “Who’s My Girl,” about the men who claimed fatherhood in her life, and the full-length play called “Home” about a family coping with Alzheimer’s. Additionally, she is developing a sung-through musical, “Hushabye,” about the shaping of a girl by one lie passed down through the generations. A prolific storyteller, she has written, “The Light of Kyle,” a short story for the whole family, as well as multiple articles ranging on topics from family relationships, spiritual direction to techniques on how to interpret dreams. A variety of articles can be found Little Yellow Bird and on her blog.

Arts Integration Director/Consultant

Fleur is devoted to enriching the lives of children through the creative arts, having worked with children for over 30 years. At the age of 15 when, after attending The Reeder School in Ft. Worth, Texas (a renowned acting, movement and painting school for children specializing in English, Indian and French classics and helmed by Flora Blanc Reeder), she was apprenticed as a student teacher. She has taught after-school enrichment programs in the areas of musical theatre and improvisation, served as choreographer and dance captain professionally as well as guest instructor at the HELP School (LA), and has directed many youth productions such as Peter Pan, The Lion King, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In addition, she served as performance and vocal coach to aspiring young pop and Broadway stars (tweens, teens, and young adults) at the Hollywood Pop Academy in Los Angeles.

Fleur is a certified early childhood music specialist having received her certifications through Music Together Worldwide. Over the course of 9 years, she taught in New York, New Jersey and Texas and became widely known to hundreds of families on Manhattan’s upper east and west sides; teaching families with infants as young as 6 weeks up to age 8. She was then the Director of Education for ESWS Music Together in NYC for 3 years where she auditioned, apprenticed, trained and mentored teachers.

Fleur created Creative Dramatics with Fleur in NYC and Austin that included improv, Spolin games and musical theatre performances. In 2021 she founded Look Up! Music and Creative Arts, an online music and theatre program for children, and is the author/composer of its original music and theatre curriculum. Fleur is available as a consultant in the area of theatre and music arts integration. You can view some of her educational videos created for her former students and families on her YouTube Channel.

Education
  • BFA/Theatre (Acting); Southern Methodist University
  • Certificate of study: Acting Shakespeare; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
  • Certified Early Childhood Music Specialist

“You understand explosions, eh? Blasts of light and color. From the deep abyss of darkness, yes? Then? (He silently gestures with both hands a small “blast”.) What has been in the darkness, the darkness of our thoughts, our desires, our pain… they will, they must, come to light. Nothing will be left in secret.” – From the play, Home.