Rosa Lee sitting on couch, leaning, wearing a tan and grey top.  A green plant is behind the couch.

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Rosa Lee

Biography

Rosa Lee is a biracial deaf queer innovation artist known mostly for her YouTube ASL music videos, her work as a solo performer of The Rosa Lee Show, and as a lead actress in ASL Films’ feature film, Versa Effect.

Rosa Lee attended Indiana School for the Deaf and then went on to graduate from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with a B.S. in Social Work. It was RIT where she discovered her love for acting. Rosa Lee founded and acted in an acting troupe named Dangerous Signs. Later on, Rosa Lee became recognized nationwide for her ASL music videos featured on YouTube. Rosa Lee also worked as managing editor of the digital magazine, KISSFIST Magazine.  

 

Rosa Lee also traveled all across the country giving workshops/instruction on the art of ASL music, storytelling, and rhythm as well as providing her one-woman variety show, “The Rosa Lee Show” where she celebrated the beauty of American Sign Language. Rosa Lee also worked as an ASL Translator and Performer for Deaf Film Camp at Camp Mark Seven, helping make music videos that have gone viral nationwide.  

 

Besides performance arts, she works as a Chief Marketing Officer/Division President, CSD Social Venture Fund at Communication Service for the Deaf, and being Jac Cook's partner and a mother to her two children. 

 

We are music makers, we are dreamers of dreams.

-Arthur O'Shaunessy