After studying at a classical conservatory in Northern California, Kacee moved to Los Angeles and began modeling, acting, and doing commercial work as a singer and writer. She has produced and released 3 of her own CDs and toured extensively with both Joe Cocker and Luis Miguel as a background singer, and with Big Brother & the Holding Company as their lead vocalist. She has recorded and/or performed with many artists, including GEM, Richard Marx, Michael Bolton, Beth Hart, and Guy Sebastian.
Kacee has been very involved in the theater world and in 2013-2014 played Janis Joplin in the Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin
at The Lyceum Theatre. Her regional and other credits include: Breaking Through
(Pasadena Playhouse), A Night With Janis Joplin
(McCarter Theatre, A.C.T., Alley Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, ZACH Theatre, San Jose Repertory), Love, Janis
(San Diego Repertory, Kansas City Repertory, Downstairs Cabaret Theatre), Your Town Follies, a Cirque Comique
(El Portal Theatre), Repartee '07 (Kansas City Repertory), co-starring Grammy winner Gregory Porter.
Kacee joined the LA College of Music faculty 2008-2015 as a vocal and performance instructor and was instrumental in designing the physical performance program, rock history curriculum, performance classes, and the mentor program. She continues to work as a private coach and producer for independent and signed artists, theater casts (recently coaching productions of Spring Awakening
, The Last 5 Years
), and others. Some of her past and present clients include:
- GEM [Sony recording artist, geteverybodymoving.com]
- Nia Sioux [from Lifetime's hit series, Dance Moms, dancer/recording artist/actor, Nia Sioux YouTube Channel]
- By2 [Universal Taiwan, Singaporean duo, By2 Wikipedia]
- Alex Hobbs [American Idol (season 12), YouTube sensation, alexhobbsmusic.com]
- Krigare [Indie artist, www.krigaremusic.com]
- Dunalanz [Mexican recording artist, https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/dunalanz/id548431327]
- Michelle Ariane [Swiss-American indie artist, www.michelleariane.com]
- Kira Hooks [Nashville based indie artist, www.kirahooks.com]
Kacee has appeared as a singer/actor in multiple film and TV productions, including Mobsters
(Universal Pictures), Franklin Fogerty, Kid Detective
(DKA Productions), White River Tales
(AFI), The Tonight Show
(NBC), Regis & Kelly
(BBC), and Soap Talk
(ABC). She has also been a writer/singer/voiceover artist on numerous productions in the film, TV, commercial, and video game industries, including The Tooth Fairy
(20th Century Fox), Kinsey
(Fox Searchlight Pictures), Barracuda
(Mercury Rising Films), Brothers and Sisters
(ABC), Fox Sports, Cribs
(MTV), Open House New York
(NBC), 18 to Life
(CBS), The Guiding Light
(CBS), and a voiceover artist for Z.E.N. Foods
, HFC Beneficial
, Heavy Gear
(Activision), The Saboteur
(AE Games), Teen Digital
QUOTES FROM CLIENTS
"Kacee is a great vocal coach!! In the short time that I have worked with Kacee I have seen a difference in my range; I can sing notes in registers that I never thought I could reach. I have also improved as a performer because I have greater stamina and strength when I'm singing live; even when I'm dancing."
- Nia Sioux, from Lifetime's hit series, Dance Moms, dancer/recording artist, actor
"Kacee is the total package. A superstar performer with the unique ability to combine her wonderful song interpretation skills with an extensive knowledge of proper vocal technique. I cannot imagine directing a musical without her!"
- Tricia Small, director, Bella Vita Entertainment
"My client, Nia Sioux, had been studying with a very reputable vocal coach for several years but I wasn't seeing any growth. I sent her to Kacee and not only did I immediately see a huge difference in her technique, but Nia's confidence blossomed, her vocal range increased, her pitch consistency was vastly improved and she was able to broaden her skills enough to perform without tracks. I would recommend Kacee to anyone I know who wants to perfect their technique and work with the most positive and supportive vocal coach I know."
- Lesley Brander, Manager, Monogram Management Group
"She has an electrifying yet extremely warm presence. Kacee encourages her students to stretch themselves in areas that they felt they were weak in and reminds them of their strength. You are bound to grow as a performer. She is a wonderful teacher!"
- Tshegofatso Mhlongo, South African singer/actor, formerly Nala in The Lion King, currently with Disneyland Hong Kong
"Kacee has an immaculate ability to not only assess strengths and weaknesses, but she motivates you to embrace them until you've reached a harmonious balance and excelled beyond what you thought was possible."
- Sean Pflum, musician/teacher and former student at LA Music Academy
"I was inspired to contact Kacee after seeing her in 'A Night With Janis Joplin' in S.F. She lit me on fire with her incredible vocal prowess and what I could see was very solid vocal technique. As I have been wanting to sing rock for many years I did an online lesson with her. She is warm, friendly, humorous and generously shares her life experience as a singer as it relates to good self care, technique and life on the road. Very useful. Coming back for more!"
-- Renée Benmeleh, world music singer, founder of Bay Area Vocal Improv