Tajlei Levis grew up in Manchester Vermont, where she began writing and producing musicals for living room cabarets. Tajlei wrote book and lyrics for Glimpses of the Moon, a Jazz Age musical based on Edith Wharton’s 1922 novel (with composer John Mercurio). Tajlei wrote book and lyrics for a series of vintage New York musicals including A Time to be Born: A 1940’s New York Musical, based on Dawn Powell’s 1942 novel and The Bootlegger & The Rabbi's Daughter (both with composer John Mercurio). Workshops of The Bootlegger were presented at NYMF and the Dorset Theatre Festival. Tajlei was the Director of Business Affairs at Cresta Point Films and an artist-in-residence at Makor/92nd St Y. Tajlei is a graduate of Columbia College (and a writer/producer of the Varsity Show and winner of the Seymour Brick award for Best Play). She graduated from NYU Law School and has worked as both a corporate and entertainment lawyer. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Hunter College where she received the Scharps Prize for her comic memoir and was mentored by Change Rae Lee. Tajlei was a lyricist member of the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.