"Nothing else matters in this whole wide world
Tristian Luysterburg is the Musical Director for The Jersey Follettes. She is an accomplished performer, accompanist, and musical director residing in Clifton, NJ. She is a graduate of the University of West Florida, and holds a B.A. in Music Performance/Teaching Spec. as well as a B.A. in Theatre. She has had the opportunity to play Master Classes with Natalie Weiss, Martha Byrne, Andrea Rivette, Michael Park, and the ever-talented Susan Collins. Her favorite role to date was playing Asaka in Once on This Island, for which she was a 2008 Irene Ryan Award nominee. She also co-founded, musically directed, and accompanied the universities only Musical Theatre Troupe, which was created for educational, outreach and recruitment efforts.
Her most prominent musical direction credits include A Little Night Music, Hair, 13 The Musical, Crazy for You, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, tick, tick…BOOM!, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Clue The Musical, Godspell Jr., Into the Woods, Goblin Market, As You Like It, and Guys and Dolls. After two years, she recently left Porch Light Productions where she was a musical director in order to focus on pursuing her dreams onstage, again. She is currently in post-production for her debut EP titled “…if ever” which she hopes to release this fall!
One of her many favorite things about New Jersey would have to be the amazing seasons we’re lucky to have, with the exception of the scorching summer heat! Ms. Luysterburg is a huge fan of Rocca Marketplace in Glen Rock and suggests everyone visit and try the Mediterranean Salad, ASAP. Last but not least, you would know she’s from Jersey because of her Take-No-Prisoners attitude on the road! Watch out for the grey Nissan Versa! Visit Tristian online at www.tristianluysterburg.com
Noelle Tate is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Jersey Follettes! She is a NYC based actress (film/tv/theater) from Mountainside, NJ. Noelle has a ton of Jersey pride and is fond of the PATH Train, Movies Under The Stars in Hoboken, going Down The Shore every weekend in the summer, and navigating the GSP. She also LOVES singing with talented jersey females!
Noelle has a Theater degree from Muhlenberg College and is currently continuing her studies at Michael Howard Studios with Gabrielle Berberich and just graduated from the MHS Summer Acting Conservatory. Most recently, Noelle performed Cheryl(lead) in a staged musical reading of Under Her Hat! with Emerging Artists Theater at TaDa!(NYC) and Ophelia in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead with Panicked Productions at the Midtown International Theater Festival. Noelle has appeared in a regional payroll commercial, starred in a Love Isla music video, and was seen as Fanny Brice in Funny Girl with 4th Wall Theatre, Lucia Leoni in Birds on Fire at TNC(NYC) and in two productions at the 45th Street Theatre(NYC).
NJ Regional credits include Sound of Music(Liesl), Godspell(Peggy), Passion Play(Mary Magdalene) and Le Nozze di Figaro(Susanna) - performed in Rome, Italy. Noelle is the proud founder of Jersey Six Productions where her directorial credits include Charles Mees Fire Island(Hoboken) and The Vagina Monologues(Summit). Visit Noelle online at www.NoelleTate.com.
Ashley Nicole Delgado is thrilled to be a member of the prettiest female performance troupe in the universe, The Jersey Follettes! Ashley is the Booking Manager for the group. Ashley hails from Dayton, NJ and is a graduate of Rutgers University in New Brunswick and holds a B.A. in English and Spanish language. She is also a certified elementary school teacher. Currently, Ashley works with K-2 students with autism in the North Brunswick Township School District, an experience that she absolutely cherishes!
A trained dancer, singer, and actress, Ashley has been seen on stages all over the state of New Jersey, including the State Theater in New Brunswick. She has played such roles as “Fantine” in Les Miserables, “Mrs. Johnstone” in Blood Brothers, “Nancy” in Oliver!, “Ariel” in Footloose!, “Narrator” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, “Annie Oakley” in Annie, Get Your Gun, “Carmen” in Fame!, “Rizzo” in
Grease!, and “Rosie” in Bye Bye Birdie. She is a regular performer in JD Production's Bound for Broadway Cabaret Series in NYC and was seen as a featured soloist in their Remembering 9/11 Tribute Concert, held on the 10 year anniversary of September 11th. Ashley is also an accomplished director, choreographer, and vocal teacher!
Ashley takes pride in being a bonafide Jersey girl, and can be recognized by her ridiculously Jerseylicious head of hair and sparkling smile. Staying true to her Latina roots (she is half Puerto Rican), Ashley’s favorite place to eat in New Jersey is the Roxbury Diner, which features, in her opinion, the most delicious Cuban sandwich she’s ever had. She also can often be found with her friends at all of her favorite spots in downtown New Brunswick. What Ashley loves most about New Jersey is that every part of the state offers something new! From bustling cities, to sprawling countrysides, from sunny & sandy beaches, to gorgeous mountains, New Jersey has something for everyone!
Ash would like to thank God for watching over her and putting such amazing opportunities in her path, her fellow Follettes for being FIERCE and FABULOUS, Fancy Nancy and Harry J (her parents) for their endless support, and her younger sister, Bella, for always being her rock and her favorite co-star!
Marie Ventrone is a real "Jersey Shore" from Toms River, NJ. She currently resides in Weehawken, near the hustle and bustle of NYC. Marie is a 2011 Magna Cum Laude graduate of High Point University where she studied Performance Theatre and Vocal Music. As a former member of the Petal Points, the HPU premiere all-female a cappella group, Marie can be heard on the groups debut album One Voice, available now on iTunes.
Marie is the reigning Miss New Jersey Nat'l US and recently took First Runner-Up at the Miss National US 2012 pageant. To have her appear at your charity or community service event, please contact Marie.Ventrone@gmail.com.
Favorite theatrical credits include: the world premiere of John Cariani's Love/Sick (Celia/Jill), RENT (Mimi), How to Succeed in Business (Rosemary), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Joseph (Narrator), and Grease (Marty).
Laura Fraenkel is so happy to be a part of this talented group! She is a "Jersey Girl"- born and raised in Springfield, New Jersey. She graduated college with a B.A in Music Performance from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She LOVES to sing and perform.
Laura has recorded jingles and done voiceovers for radio commercials. She was a featured performer in the "Bound for Broadway" cabaret production at the Duplex in NYC. You can hear Laura on the Comixmag website where she is a singer for an Internet comic book. Some of Laura's favorite roles were in Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Brain From Planet X, Aida, Jekyll and Hyde and The Wizard of Oz.
Some of the best things about living in New Jersey are hanging out in Hoboken, chocolate and vanilla ices at the Lighthouse in Long Branch, seeing fantastic musicals at the Paper Mill Playhouse and, of course, the malls.
Annie Rutherford Lutz is thrilled to be a member of this truly Jersey-licioius ensemble! A Jersey girl, born-and-raised, Annie hails from the northern farmlands of Jersey, where she developed a lifelong appreciation for NJ Transit, classic 24-hour Diners, and those winding country roads. Annie attended Douglass College of Rutgers University, where she earned B.A.’s in Theater Arts and English. At Rutgers, she had the privilege of performing, directing, and costume designing with the Livingston Theatre Company, Cabaret Theatre, and the a cappella group Deep Treble. Some favorite roles include Woman 1 in Songs for a New World, Maureen in RENT, and Little Sally in Urinetown.
Since graduating, Annie has been seen on stages throughout New York and New Jersey, including George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, The Growing Stage in Netcong, and Don’t Tell Mama in NYC. She recently returned from playing Dorothy in a National Tour of The Wizard of Oz, and is currently a Teaching Artist with George Street Playhouse’s Theatre Academy. For more info, photos, and videos, check out AnnieRutherfordLutz.com!
Bella Delgado is so very excited to be a Jersey Follette! She is 22 years old and a graduate student at the Rutgers School of Social Work. She currently lives in the small town of Dayton, NJ. Her love of performing began when she auditioned for her first musical at age 5. She's been singing, dancing, and acting ever since!
Along with studying social work, Bella tries to get on the stage as much as possible! Some of her favorite roles include Les Miserables(Cosette), Fame!(Serena), Footloose(Rusty), and Damn Yankees(Lola). She has been involved in over 70 productions with the New Jersey Repertory Theater company, not only performing, but also choreographing. She has studied voice with Westminster Choir College, and also Broadway alums Ron Sharpe and Barbra Russell. She has been dancing for 17 years and is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, and pointe.
Bella has been living in Jersey all her life, and loves the beaches and shopping. However, being a girl who loves to eat, her one true favorite thing about New Jersey is the abundance of diners and delicious restaurants! She would like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support, and her big sister for always being her inspiration!