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Hannah Rose

Lights ... Camera ... Action! Hannah Rose may have grown up in small town Texas (about 30 miles Northwest of Waco) but she is well-prepared for the Big Apple, which is exactly where the Southwestern theatre major headed after graduation.

With no less than seven Southwestern theatre productions under her belt, as well as an Off Broadway version of Sweeney Todd, which she added to her resume after a semester studying with the New York Arts Program, she was invited to join several New York theatre companies upon her return to the city. Her former SU professors agree that Hannah is "someone to watch" in the years to come as she is driven to succeed as an actress/singer/dancer.

At one time concerned that Southwestern wasn't well known in the theatre world, Hannah's adviser encouraged her by saying, "Don't use your school to get places. If you have what it takes and you love it and are passionate, you can make it!" That motivation lead Hannah to the realization that success doesn't have to mean being a star. "It can mean just being involved in the field about which you are passionate," she says.

It is obvious that Hannah Rose could take New York by storm just by walking into a room - yes, her personality is that infectious - but more likely, she will win over those she encounters by thinking for herself while at the same time being open-minded, supportive and mature enough to respect others' opinions.

Currently working in New York City as a hostess in a "swanky restaurant" while auditioning and running wardrobe for theatre productions--including the Off-Broadway production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" this past fall--Hannah worked as a dresser for a show at the Met Opera this spring.

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