In the late 1970s, Reneé Casteé began her dream of running a company the day her favorite Uncle offered her a part-time after school job being his office manager and dispatcher. He taught her all about running a full-service electrical, HVAC company. He instilled in her great work ethics, and to always quench her thirst for knowledge. After several years learning from him and helping to increase his company’s income by at least 7% each year, she realized her passion for dancing and music was far greater than crawling through hot attics. 1980s – Casteé found pleasure producing talent shows at various South Florida venues, when she was offered to run Golden Touch to produce Power 96’s 1st Birthday party for an audience of nearly 100,000 people on land and boats. Shortly thereafter, the William Morris Agency scooped her up to help strategize, organize and mobilize multiple National tours with corporate sponsors and partnerships.
From Doo-wop to Hip-Hop, Casteé’s meticulous proactive attention to details of her client’s personal appearances were fully promoted to Radio and In-stores until sold-out at major venues across the United States. The 1990 decade begins with double blessings of her first and only child, shortly thereafter as an executive at the Internationally renowned advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi as the newly formed position, National Tour Director, she began forming branding partnerships for them with Coca-Cola, Burger King and many major brands as tour support, while negotiating successful commercial and licensing deals for the clients she represented, and music venues. The world-famous Apollo theater, where she debuted the 1st Bacardi Black presents...Jody Whatley, was the 1st featured of many more great talent to perform on their legendary stage. As a booking agent, Casteé worked with Norby Walters, William Morris agencies, and partnered with Sal Abbatiello, of Fever Records fame. Later in her career, as the Creative Consultant at S.I.N. and Pellegrino Promotions, Casteé worked with CEO, Vince Pellegrino, to revamp his weekly International trade publication, and transformed S.I.N. from ol’ school press into the digital world while computerizing the company as well. During the 2000s Castee reached out to one of her favorite Writer, Producer, Director to become his Executive Administrative Assistant. Working with six-time Academy Award Winner, and four-time Golden Globe Winner, Barry Levinson, and his family on his private estate. During her tenure, she assisted Mr. Levinson with several TV productions and major motion pictures including but not limited to Man Of The Year, starring the late, great, Robin Williams.
Casteé is an Internationally published writer; having written feature stories for DMA: Dance Music Authority, S.I.N.: Street Information Network, and her first exclusive cover story interview with Milli Vanilli, during the very moment “Girl You Know It’s True” went Gold. Yet, after they win a Grammy, Castee is also the reason MV had to return it. Casteé has also choreographed, organized, produced, and designed shows and tours for various recording Artists. She was always a proud geek and her belief is that every problem has a solution. Always utilizing her experiences, and natural desire to learn and ability to strategize, organize and mobilize is how she currently runs two companies for herself, and her partner Cary “Mr. Dance” Vance. Together, Vance and Castee co-produce annual music industry networking events such as, 1 Music AVE’s Tomorrow’s Top Talent Today!, Music Meets Media, and Having Fun While Business Gets Done!