Zoë spent the beginning of this year in the Washington DC scene. She spent several months in the area performing with Free Range Humans (Jekyll & Hyde), continuing film work (The Walking Dead, America's Hidden Stories), and spreading holiday cheer through four-part Christmas carols at Nationals Park and The Gaylord Hotel (Clear Harmonies Productions).
Starting in February, she returned to Abingdon, VA with Barter Theatre's Resident Company and began work as Lady Macbeth. When COVID-19 cut processes short, Zoë was invited to join the Barter's innovative solution to safe live theatre: Barter at the Moonlite! (More information provided in the video linked below.) Within those shows, Zoë was Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and is currently Mrs. Banks and Bird Woman (etc.) in Mary Poppins. She's thrilled to see what Barter at the Moonlite has in store for the Fall and Winter seasons!
Zoë Velling is an EMC professional, service-minded actor based out of the Washington DC area.
Since beginning voice lessons in elementary school, Zoë has felt the power of selfless art. She has found that performing is the best way for her to give back to the community (& world) that have given her so much. A lifelong learner, she is deeply rooted in growing from & through all experiences.
In May of 2017, Zoë graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor's Degree in Vocal Performance with a concentration in Music Theatre.
Immediately following graduation, Zoë began a program with The Barter Players in Abingdon, VA through The Barter Theatre- the State Theatre of Virginia! It is a heightened internship program designed to shape members into the best, most honest service-minded artists we can be.
Aside from theatre, Zoë is passionate about international travel, poetry, running, yoga, & family.
Lovely to meet ya!
Zoë will be continuing with Barter at the Moonlite through the Fall and Winter! Season announcements to come!