Dae Spering

Artistic Director/Youth Program Director/Lead Vocal Instructor

Dae started dancing at Adair and Dancers when she was 5 years old. It quickly became obvious to Dae that dancing was not her forte, and that she was destined to be a singer-actress who can dance. She began musical theatre at the age of 10 in the musical Annie, and has not stopped performing since. She did theatre all throughout junior high and high school, while also becoming the youngest graduate of Solano College’s Actor Training Program (ATP) at 17. After graduating from ATP, Dae went on to study Musical Theatre at Webster Conservatory and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA). She continued to work and live in NYC until 1998 when she moved back home to pursue her career on the West Coast. From 2006 to 2009 she was on the Musical Theatre staff at AMDA LA.
Performing credits include: Annie (4x), Oliver, Bye Bye Birdie, Peter Pan, West Side Story, Into the Woods, King & I, Little Shop of Horrors (3X), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3X), Mary Poppins, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Man of La Mancha (2X), Big River, Jesus Christ Superstar, Assassins, Grease, Nunsense, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Schoolhouse Rock LIVE!, Brigadoon, Miss Saigon, The Last Five Years, Les Miserables, Avenue Q and the upcoming MST production of Chess In Concert.
Directing credits include: Legally Blonde: The MusicalJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (3X), Annie(2X), Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! (2X), Godspell (2X), Little Shop of Horrors (2X), Oliver (2X), Fiddler on the Roof (2X), Once On This Island, Bye Bye Birdie, Assassins (2X), Jungle Book, Gypsy, Broadway Bound (3x), West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar, Brigadoon, Into the Woods, Damn Yankees and Princess and the Pea.
Dae made her television debut on the TV show Falcon Crest and recently made her big-screen debut in the upcoming full-length feature film, TICK TOCK BOOM CLAP.
She has also done many voice over projects for NBC and FOX including SOUTHLAND, DAY 61, and FEAR THIS. For more on Dae’s film debut and other credits, visit her IMDb page.

“Spering in particular can hit and sustain notes that make your toes curl up in your shoes. McAllister too displayed incredible pipes. On “The I Love You Song,” the trio of Spering, McAllister and Saenz created swirling, intricate harmonies – the memory of which induces flashback goosebumps.” – [Tony Wade, Daily Republic]

“Dae Spering. Aldonza. Wow. I know it is an overused cliché to say someone could sing the phone book and it would sound good, but in Dae Spering’s case I would take it a little farther. She could sing only the hard-to-pronounce, polysyllabic, vowel-less Eastern European names in the phone book and it would bring me to tears. Her tone, power, control and range are staggering. In her character’s title song where she reveals how hard it is to be called a lady by Quixote when she is well, a tramp, her soaring electric wrenching vocals ripped my heart out.” – [Tony Wade, Daily Republic]

 


“There are many vocally demanding songs in the show and the cast, loaded with vocal powerhouses, rose to the challenge.

Spering herself tackled the role of Fiona, the local girl who falls for one of the wayward Americans. On songs like “Waiting for My Dearie” her piercing, clean, sweet soprano voice filled the theater and elicited arched eyebrows, satisfied smiles and appreciative applause.   The Woodard /Spering duets on numbers like “The Heather on the Hill” and the show’s most popular song “Almost Like Being in Love” were show-stopping.”  – [Tony Wade, Daily Republic]

 

Check out fun pictures of Dae on stage throughout the years