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Tevondre Kemari Bryant

BFA: Drama – Musical Theatre

“I’ve been able to explore my craft in a comfortable environment surrounded by artists who constantly challenge and inspire me. There have been many ups and downs, but I believe I am leaving UNCG a better artist.”

Mikhaila Eller

BA: Arts Administration

“I honestly hope that those with decision-making power and local community members take charge and make change within their communities. No singular person should be the driving force behind community change.”

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Chelsea Hilding

MFA Dance: Choreography

“We’re told ballet is for very thin, young girls, and women. Ballet studios are so often decorated with gendered photos of girls in pink tutus. But I believe ballet is personal, and it’s for everyone.”

Lucas Varnum

BFA: Studio Art – Sculpture and Ceramics

“I think the most important thing I’ve learned is how important it is to always be around art and other artists so that you constantly learn from one another and improve your own practice.”

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Kyrese Washington

BM Performance: Woodwinds

“Coming to college I really found my sense of identity…I have figured out that there is nothing else that gives me more joy than performing for myself and others.”

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