Actor. Singer. Dancer
Art is in her blood. As a child Destinee's mom would pull out the original broadway cast recording of The Wiz, point to her and say "sing," and out the mouth of this tiny thing would flow the words that would stay with her forever, "If on courage you must call, than just keep on trying!"
When Destinee was eleven, she began dancing at the Boys and Girls Club and was exposed to the exquisite beauty of the performing arts; studying the beauty of dancers like Judith Jamison, Carmen De Lavallade, and Lauren Anderson, she dreamed of gracefully moving across stages like them. Singing poetically like Audra McDonald at the Lincoln Center, and bringing life to text like Angela Bassett on the screen. After her first dance recital she received a full scholarship to take dance classes at Chamberlain School of Ballet receiving training in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, voice, and acting.
After graduating High School, she went to Sam Houston State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Theatre.
After much thought, Destinee planted her feet in NYC, where the journey of discovering her voice and identity as a black woman created a passion for helping to empower and build up other black women in the performing arts. in 2015, she co-founded BOLD, an organization that builds up black women in the performing arts for the restoration of culture. As this passion grew so did opportunities to continue to develop as an artist. In January of 2017 Destinee made her broadway debut in Amelie the Musical. Since she has performed all over the country on and off Broadway and can currently be seen in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.
Daddy’s Son Ragtime
Molly Hager & Destinee Rea - "Anymore" (Joe Iconis)
Destinee Rea - "I Hope" (Love in Hate Nation; Joe Iconis)