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Martie Ramm Engle – Professor – Chair, Performing Arts (Theater Arts, Music and Dance)

Martie Ramm EngleMartie Ramm Engle

Chair, Performing Arts (Theater Arts, Music and Dance) 

As a professional performer, Martie has appeared on Broadway (Evita w/Patti LuPone), in London (A Chorus Line), in several national tours of the US (A Chorus Line, Annie, Show Boat), and in many regional theater productions including twice as Charity in Sweet Charity and in productions of I Love My Wife, They’re Playing Our Song, The Mikado, Murder by the Book , Joan in The Guys and as Muriel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Most recently, Martie starred as “A” in Famous for What?, in a role written for her.


Martie is also an award-winning director and choreographer and has directed professional theatrical productions throughout the United States including Mary Poppins, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, Noises Off, Romeo and Juliet, Boeing-Boeing, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line; NINE, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Grease, The Secret Garden, A Streetcar Named Desire, Guys and Dolls, The Children’s Hour, Beyond Therapy, The Laramie Project, The Fantasticks, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Sound of Music and many musical revues…just to name a few.


Martie performed for Disneyland and Walt Disney Productions for many years, starting as a dancing Mary Poppins (while still in high school) and graduating to directing and choreography. Martie then became an Associate Production Executive and Manager of Special Projects for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions where she supervised the Japanese and Australian productions and was production manager for the Los Angeles company of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.


Martie also spent many years managing and directing special events including the opening of the J. Paul Getty Center in Brentwood and the re-opening of the New Amsterdam Theater in NYC.


Currently, Martie is a Professor/Director/Choreographer in the Theater Arts department at Golden West College, Huntington Beach. She has been nominated for GWC Teacher of the Year twice, was the recipient of the national Ursa Major award from Alpha Phi Sorority, and received the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from The League for Innovation in the Community College. She has earned a BA degree in Dance from UCLA, a MA degree in Theater Arts from CSULA and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and Alpha Phi sorority.

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