Meet The Rainbows

Like the colorful beams of a bright rainbow, the members of our ensemble reflect the rich and beautiful diversity of our worldwide audience. Our national casting search will help us discover these uniquely talented and magnetic personalities. They will each shine in their own individual ways and give all children someone to identify with and aspire to be.

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Bella Wager

Rainbow Captain Isabella Wager

While at Harvard College, Isabella was the Captain and Head Choreographer of the Hip Hop Dance Team, Expressions, which performed at various Boston venues in addition to traveling around the Northeast competing. After graduation, she moved to NYC to perform and write professionally. She initially studied acting under Seth Barrish in his Master Class at The Barrow Group before starring in several short films. One of which, Brooklyn Baby, won the Award of Excellence at the Accolade Global Film Competition, as well as Best Lead Acting at the European Cinematography Awards and Best Women Short at the Independent Shorts Awards. 

After studying comedy at UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade), Isabella created an Improv team, Boss Baby, with fellow performers from UCB, which performed at major venues throughout NYC and Brooklyn. In addition, she wrote and performed in her original variety show, From The Hip, which showcased local talent and allowed her to show off her singing and songwriting capabilities. Isabella also created, wrote, and performed the comedic Web Series May and Bev, which can be found on her YouTube channel.

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Rohit Gopal

Rohit Rainbow

A recent graduate of the University of Michigan’s Musical Theater Department, Rohit Gopal hails from New York. Most recently, Rohit has been seen starring in the world premiere of Same, Same, but Different at New York City Children’s theater and as Jeter in the MUNY’s production of Footloose. A comic book and superhero fanatic, Rohit can track his love of storytelling and books back to watching shows like Reading Rainbow as a child.

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Kendall Joseph

Kendall Rainbow

Kendall was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. He received his bachelor’s degree in music at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Plattsburg and is currently finishing his master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Ball State university. While at SUNY-Plattsburgh, some of the roles he played include Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, Adolpho in The Drowsy Chaperone and Booth in Topdog/Underdog. In Trinidad, Kendall belongs to the Young Artists Collective of the Picoplat Music Development Foundation. With Picoplat, he has performed in operas such as Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus and Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. In his spare time, Kendall enjoys trying new food and playing table tennis. 

Jade Walker

Jade Rainbow

Jade was born and raised on the sandy shores of the beautiful island of Jamaica. From a young age she loved participating in the arts, especially dancing, singing, acting, painting, and sculpting. In 2018, she earned a scholarship to study Film and Theatre at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. While studying, she was nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). She directed a short piece as her undergrad final production called, Stories of Color by Jodi Antenor.

Jade has worked on numerous productions in the role of actor, dancer, producer, and director. She has been featured in the short films, Cross My Heart by Sontenish Myers and Silent Heart, with the Jamaica Film and TV Association (JAFTA). She loves working with children and performing in children shows, and she enjoys making content for Tik Tok and Instagram reels. Her wish is to be in a Marvel film, using her combat abilities and range of accents to add to the diversity of the characters.

Max Beer

Max Rainbow – Musical Director

Max Beer is a songwriter, producer, and performer based in New York City. Max has worked in children’s music for several years and has co-written two children’s musicals for BAMtheatre in Hinsdale, Illinois. He recently was a Co-Executive Producer and an Engineer on the Grammy-nominated world premiere cast recording of Burt Bacharach and Steven Sater’s Some Lovers. While studying at Northwestern, Max served for two years as the head writer of The Waa-Mu Show, the largest student-written musical in America. When not writing, Max works for multiple theatrical producers and as the Artistic Assistant to the puppet designer Basil Twist. Max is also a proud member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. You can follow him on Instagram at @maxdangerbeer for updates and shenanigans.

Zoë Olson

Zoë Rainbow

Zoë Olson is a New York based actor, singer, and educator. Zoë’s love of acting has always been intertwined with her love of reading. From a young age, she spent hours pretending to be Jo March from Little Women or Laura from Little House on the Prairie. She has worked with children of all ages as a tutor and a music teacher with Little Maestros. She has a deep love for children and loves to pass on the impact that music and reading had on her as a child. As an actor, she was most recently seen as AnnaKate in Viral the Web Series, which premiered at Tribeca NOW at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Eli Hamilton

Eli Rainbow

Eli Hamilton was born and raised in Orlando, FL, Disney Capitol of the WORLD! He is studying for his BFA in Musical Theatre at Marymount Manhattan College and has performed in multiple professional productions in both NYC and Florida! He enjoys baking all kinds of fabulous dishes like cheesecakes, creme brûlée, crepes, and most importantly cupcakes and cookies! His minor is in psychology, and he loves the way the human brain works, and the way humans can emote through song, dance, and acting.

Maya Lê

Maya Rainbow

Maya Lê, Creator of MaiStoryBook, is an elementary school teacher, artist, and curriculum developer. Passionate about equality and diversity in children’s literature, she inspires a new generation of readers through her interactive read aloud YouTube videos, reviews of children’s books on Instagram, educational content on TikTok, book-inspired crafts, and live Community Storytime events.