by LYDIA COBB | photos by Soul of Photography

From Stage To Screen

Aubree Bouche has played a ninja and a countess. She was Sandy in Grease and Antonio in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. She competed on American Idol seasons 11 and 12, making it to Group Night of Hollywood Week both times. “The experience I gained from Idol helps me each and every time I walk on stage,” revealed Aubree Bouche here in Encinitas where she grew up.

Her journey from stage to screen is under way. Aubree just graduated from La Costa Canyon High School. She auditioned and was accepted into Chapman University’s BFA program in screen acting, with Chapman scholarships nodding to her accomplishments in theatre.

By age 3, Aubree was exploring ballet, jazz, hip hop and tap, and by first grade became involved in North Coast Singers. Older sister, Geena, was in theatre. Aubree explained, “I always aspired to be like my big sister, so I joined the local theatre group she participated in called Park Dale Players.” The group wrote and designed original musical productions for a cast of kids. Her last community play before high school, Armando and the Blue Tarp School, was based on the true story of a humanitarian who taught poor children on tarps at Tijuana dumps, and which helped raise funds for that mission.

In high school she was awarded Bests in Solo Performance, Female Actress, and Choreographer and was president of the Thespian club. It was her role as Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress that earned her a nomination in the Ben Vereen Awards, named for the legendary stage and screen actor. “The first stop in New York was a private lesson with Ben Vereen himself,” added Aubree, where Broadway stars, choreographers, casting directors, and producers mentored the fifty-five national competitors.

“Whether you perform in community theatre, a theme park, or in high school, you are a true actor or actress if you continuously practice and work at your craft,” shared Aubree. She’s made lifelong friends in theatre wherever she works. This is her third year at Legoland as a lead musical performer and actress in seasonal productions. There’s not a lot of free time, so she cherishes moments with friends and family, and credits her mom for adjusting her schedule to support her. As she looks toward the cinematic camera, she reflected, “My whole family and community has been extremely supportive and for that I am deeply grateful.

Name: Aubree Bouche
Profession: Legoland Actress and Singer
Community: Encinitas
Hobbies: Singing, acting, dancing, playing piano, writing music, designing a future clothing line, and hanging with friends
Favorite Local Spots: Pannikin Coffee & Tea, D Street Beach, St. Tropez Bakery & Bistro, and shopping at local boutiques