Dee Dee Simon
|Dee Dee Simon is a native of Oakland, California. She graduated from UC Berkeley, a Social Welfare Major with English emphasis and from San Francisco City College with a degree in Nursing, but they will tell you she was born to SING.|
She has shared the stage with musical greats such as Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Charlie Wilson, Eric Benet, Bilal, Cameo, our very own DeWayne Wiggins and the list goes on.
Dee Dee won the KBLX Who’s Got Soul Competition, 16 Bay Area Black Music Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Northern California Female Singer of the Year, and The Steve Harvey National Neighborhood Awards Singing Competition.
At a young age she was fortunate to receive acting and vocal training from the Late Director Priscilla Turner which later inspired her to audition for leading roles. She picked up more vocal training while at UC Berkeley and continued to hone her theatrical training at the Black Repertory Theatre.
She played in Dreamgirls as ‘Effie’, the Marvin Gaye Story as ‘Tammy Terrell’, Beauty and the Soulful Beast as ‘Beauty’, Unforgettable, the Natalie Cole Story as ‘Natalie Cole’, A Cabin in the Sky, Lord Why Can’t I Do Right, and many more.
Dee Dee has written and produced five stage plays that have toured the Northern and Southern California area. She now has a production up and running titled, “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”.
She has had the opportunity to help actors and singers take their vocal and stage ability to another level while either in her production or through private lessons. With this diverse performance experience, combined with her years as a singer and actress, she brings a well-rounded perspective to teaching in a way that will motivate our young Artists to reach higher heights.