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Athena Rose Belis


Athena Rose Belis plays the part of Diana Morales for Melody Lane Theatre in A Chorus Line Teen Edition. Athena’s character is a study in contrasts. She feels “Nothing” when she learns that the high school theater instructor who humiliated her in class had died six months later. But she is nurturing and caring when it comes to her friend and fellow auditioner, Paul.

Belis boasts a long line of impressive roles and stage credits, including Tanya in and choreographer for Mamma Mia! (Oasis High School, 2023), Jan in Grease (Cultural Park Theater, 2023), Mona (and Velma U/S) in Chicago Teen Edition (The Belle Theatre, 2022), Bombalurina in Cats Young Adventurers Edition (The Belle Theatre, 2022), Mush (and Spot Colons U/S) in Newsies (The Belle Theatre, 2022), Mrs. Hathaway/Ms. Noble in School of Rock (Melody Lane Theatre, 2022), Dragon in and the choreographer for Shrek (Oasis High School, 2022), assistant choreographer for 101 Dalmatians (Melody Lane Theatre, 2022), Shark Gal in West Side Story (Florida Repertory Theatre, 2021), ensemble/Lovely Lady in Les Miserables (Melody Lane Theatre, 2021), GoGo Dancer and assistant choreographer for Rock of Ages (Melody Lane Theatre, 2021), ensemble and choreographer for Beauty & the Beast (Oasis High School, 2021), ensemble/Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda, JR. (Melody Lane Theatre, 2021), ensemble in Godspell JR. (Florida Repertory Theatre, 2021), Queen Rosalea in Peter Pan JR (Melody Lane Theatre, 2020), Asaka in and choreographer for Once On This Island (Oasis High School, 2019), adult cook in and choreographer for Matilda (Florida Repertory Theatre, 2019), Marlin in Finding Nemo JR (Melody Lane Theatre, 2019), ensemble in Emma, The Pop Musical (Oasis High School, 2019), Ewart Dunlop/Salesman 5 in Music Man (Melody Lane Theatre, 2019), ensemble/dancer in Once On This Island (Alliance Youth Theatre, 2029), Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland JR (Oasis Middle School, 2019), Mutasa in Lion King (Melody Lane Theatre, 2018), ensemble/dancer in Wizard of Oz (Cultural Park Theatre), Ursula in Little Mermaid JR (Melody Lane Theatre 2018), Deb in Elf JR (Oasis Middle School, 2018), Spider in James and the Giant Peach JR (Melody Lane Theatre, 2017), Adult/Scary Kid in Matilda JR (iTheatrics in NY, 2017) and Chutney in Legally Blonde JR (Oasis Middle School, 2017). She also performed in shows in 2014 through 2016 at various venues ranging from Oasis Elementary to Cape Coral Playhouse.

Athena has drawn vast experience from participating in the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta (2022: New Works Showcase & Best Acting; 2020: Dance Captain and Best in Ensemble; 2019: Outstanding Production; and 2017) and in Houston (2021: Assistant Choreographer and Outstanding Production), as well as Turn It Around in Cape Coral (2016, 2017 & 2018).

July 21, 2023.

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