Heidi Fredericks is a local actor, director, and theater teacher. She grew up in Olympia and attended The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and The University of Minnesota. She is currently the Drama Director at Tumwater High School and has directed plays for over 15 Olympia area schools. Heidi began Apple Tree to continue to bring after-school plays to students in the area. With the use of working professionals from the Olympia theatrical community to assist her work she is able to give students an enriching experience unlike any other. Heidi empowers students by giving them challenging material in a supportive and engaging atmosphere.
Growing up, I discovered myself through performing.
Participating in theatre since the age of 12 taught me self-confidence, that hard work pays off. and what it means to work as a team. I spent high school performing with community and school plays and musicals. My favorite roles include Liesl in The Sound of Music and Babette in Beauty and the Beast. After aging out of children’s theatre, I transitioned immediately into staff roles. I’ve done everything from stage managing and choreography to marketing.
This is my fourth year with Apple Tree and I couldn’t be more excited to work with such talented students and staff! Cheers to many more years with ATP!
I’ve been working with Heidi for at least 6 years. I used to participate in shows but I quickly transitioned over to the tech side of things. I’ve been running sound since then! I also pay percussion and sing tenor, so I can be a last minute backup for anything we need!