Chesray Dolpha is a South African raised theater maker, director & storyteller. Recent credits include Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, Voices of Gen Z, Homecoming, Spirit Songs and Memories We’ve Found.
In her most recent position, she debuted as the Resident Director of the Tina Turner Musical on Broadway. Chesray’s Broadway debut happened while being the Artistic Director of the Broadway Advocacy Coalition (BAC), where her work focused on supervising programming at the intersection of artivism, storytelling, and social justice. Chesray also serves as a committee member of the Task Force on Equity and Inclusion for the New York City Arts In Education Roundtable. Her educational credits include being the Director of Theater at Harlem School of the Arts as well as Teaching Artist and Program Director positions in Arts and Culture organizations both in New York City and Cape Town that were in the pursuit of a more inclusive and vibrant theatre arts community.
As the Oprah Winfrey African Women Public Service Fellow, Chesray completed her Masters in Public Administration and Non-Profit Management at New York University. In 2006 Chesray received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and where she also completed her Honors degree.