Estée Burks is a Houston-area actor, singer, and dancer. Estée officially began acting at the age of 7 when she “booked’ her first gig as the lead in her school’s play. However, Estée had been dancing since the age of 5 beginning with tap and ballet. Estée continued to hone her craft of acting, dancing, and singing in her formative years by participating in school plays and dance teams and by taking classes at the Alley Theatre and TUTS in Houston, TX.
Estée has performed on many stages across the city of Houston and was most recently seen in the Alley Theatre’s production of Murder On The Orient Express (Mary Debenham). Her acting credits include: Passing Strange (Edwina, Marianna, Sudabey *2017 Houston Press' Winner for Best Musical and Best Ensemble*), For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Was Enuf (Lady in Yellow) at Obsidian Theater; Amerikin (Chris *reading* Alley All New Festival), Cleo (Hairdresser/Ensemble) at the Alley Theatre; The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Grace Bradley), Akeelah and the Bee (Gail) at MainStreet Theater for Youth; Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing (Moira) at The Ensemble Theatre; In Darfur (Jan), This Is Modern Art (Ensemble), Queen of Sad Mischance (Kym *reading*), The Redemption Series: 10 Minute Play Festival at The Landing Theatre Company.
Estée has also been apart of numerous independent creative projects within/in affiliation with every organization listed above and more in the Houston area.
In January of 2020, Estée decided to pursue Television and Film. She subsequently signed with Pastorini-Bosby Talent agency in Houston, TX. Since signing with her agent, Estée has acted in 4 major projects, one of which was her first ever booking (and first ever commercial) with Regions Bank in March of 2020.
Estée continues to hone her craft in every way possible. In her spare time, Estée enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and her beautiful dog Nala. She also enjoys working out, taking weekly dance classes, and sipping sweet, citrusy mimosas at brunch! Estée is both honored and humbled to serve on The Garden Theatre’s Board of Directors.