Department of Theatre & Dance

National Irene Ryan Champions

Theatre students, Ethan Leaverton and Cameron Miller-DeSart were chosen in February 2013 to compete in the 45th Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. Only sixteen finalists were chosen from over 2000 students Nationally to compete for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships. The pair are a dynamic duo. Ethan Leaverton was awarded the male Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship, The Mark Twain Scholaship for Comic Performance and the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre Scholarship for his performances during the National Festival.


The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud of Ethan and Cameron. Their representation in the national festival is an outstanding accomplishment.




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