Adelle Gautier

                          Adelle  LeWhodatier  Gautier 

Actress, Storyteller, and Educator


“Know that you can”  –  Adelle Gautier 



This theater veteran’s career began at Dillard University with the Dillard Players Guild and moved to the city’s legendary theater companies, Free Southern Theater and Dashiki Project Theater. It was at Dashiki that she honed her acting skills and became one of what former Times-Picayune theater critic David Cuthbert dubbed the Dashiki Divas.

Adelle Gautier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana (1948). 


Adella Gautier, is an actor, storyteller, arts educator, and arts administrator with over 40 years of experience in the realm of creative and performing arts. From the Aegean Institute in Greece to Zuni Pueblo, NM she has toured extensively regionally, nationally, and internationally sharing her energy-charged performance style with audiences of all ages.

Looking back at photos of the little girl… 

Carnival time! Tremé.


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“I lead such a charmed life. Sometimes I feel like my life is a Forrest Gump movie.”  

Fall 1965, Beta Gamma Chapter III Delta Sigma Theta.
First in line, “DiddyBop “ [Dillard University]

Adelle at 29 years. 
Photo by Owen Murphy