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Hi. Welcome!

I'm a storyteller & entrepreneur -
a current TV & film producer, former
Broadway star & Disney Princess.
I'm a mom of two young kids &
two old dogs in Nashville, TN.

My Projects

Folklight Film Club

Filmmaking & Storytelling

Helping people connect more deeply and strengthening communities through storytelling. Debut documentary series to be distributed globally in 2025.

Good July

Self-Help & Lifestyle

Launched 2023 with the guided journal, Small Good Things: A Journal to Help You Feel Good By Doing Good (For Yourself and Others).

One Life Lane


One Life Lane is a school to help you live fully and holistically with a thriving life and career. Debut course: Succeed & Enjoy It! - a course for Performing Artists

News & Stories

Meet Our New House!
Meet Our New House!

By Brooke Tansley on Jun 21, 2023

If you've been here before, you might be familiar with the thoughts and process that led us to pickup from our rural California redwood town of Guerneville and move sight-unseen to Nashville, but if you're n...

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The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Doing Good Deeds: What the Research Says
The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Doing Good Deeds: What the Research Says

By Brooke Tansley on Jun 16, 2023

There's an old saying that goes, "doing good does you good," and as it turns out, this isn't just a heartwarming sentiment, it's grounded in science. The act of doing good deeds, often referred to as 'prosoc...

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The Path Toward Dreams Is In the Data
The Path Toward Dreams Is In the Data

By Brooke Tansley on Jun 15, 2023

In July 2020, we took a look at our lives. There were three things keeping us from moving forward - rural living, natural disasters, and not enough money. This led us to a big project that began in July 202...

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About Brooke Tansley

Brooke has been a founder, co-founder, or early employee of six arts & entertainment startups and has a track record for growth. She is currently executive producing a documentary series developed with Discovery and TED and filming across Europe and the Middle East. Highlights from her 30+ years in entertainment include starring on Broadway as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and as Penny Pingleton in Hairspray. She spent three years on the roster of Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade and played a serial killer on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. During her tenure at Transcendence Theatre Company, she worked in marketing & publicity, front-of-house management, design & branding, casting, ticket sales, event planning, assistant stage management, community outreach & service, merchandise sales, and arts education. Brooke also handled publicity for Nickelodeon’s Goosebumps and Lily Tomlin’s The Magic School Bus. More highlights: Artistic Director for Sonoma Arts Live, a theatre company. Founder, Sonoma Laughfest. UCLA: Business and Management of Entertainment. NYU Tisch School of the Arts: Acting, lighting design, and advanced costume design under Tony Award winner Gregg Barnes (including work on the original Broadway production of Side Show and the reimagining of the iconic Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular), wardrobe supervisor under Tony Award winners Beowulf Boritt and Marcia Milgrom Dodge. At the corner of the arts and wellness, Brooke is a certified Rainbowdance practitioner, which is a sound, movement, and music-based early childhood intervention from the direct artistic lineage of Isadora Duncan for children who missed critical learning windows.

Brooke loves to eat. She's lived in eight countries, eaten street food and at Michelin star restaurants, and her favorite food is still the food her Italian American grandmothers made while she was growing up in Connecticut (the most Italian state in the union).

The Team