Dione Kuraoka (BFA Drama, 2010) made her first trip abroad earlier this year to film a commercial for the Herbal Essences shampoo and hair care brand.
"It couldn't have been more fun," she says of the shoot, which took her to Prague and Slovenia. Her commercial is being used in Herbal Essences' new "Be Everyone You Are" advertising campaign.
Kuraoka moved to Los Angeles shortly after graduating from UC and regularly performs with the powerhouse all-female comedy troupe, Duchess Riot, which has been voted "Best Theatre Group" by LA Hot List for the last four years running.
She also performs with Side Effects Improv at the ACME Comedy Theatre (NOHO), and in the variety show Scotty & Friends at the ACME Comedy Theatre (Hollywood).
Kuraoka also provides the voice of Rhumbler in the quirky educational entertainment series Mutasia.
While at CCM, she received the Dolly Award for Outstanding Performance for her portrayal of Babe in Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart.