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CCM Acting Class of 2021

Class of 2021

Olivia Buss

Olivia Buss
Oklahoma City, OK

Olivia is a recent graduate from Classen School of Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, OK where she majored in Drama and acted as her school's Thespian Troupe State Officer. Raised by a family of actors, Olivia has previously lived and performed in Oregon, California, and Ohio. She has participated in many school, community, and regional productions throughout her youth. Favorite roles include Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire, Maureen in RENT, and Mama Rose in Gypsy. Olivia is also a singer and musician in a local performance art group called The Rokademy Experiment, which devises live performances of famous rock albums. Aside from acting, she writes poetry and has attended the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute two years in a row to study creative writing. Olivia is so excited to begin her journey at CCM and can't wait to see what the future will bring!

Frankie Chuter

Frankie Chuter                                   
Humble, TX

Frankie recently graduated from Kingwood High School in Houston, TX. While in high school, Frankie participated in a variety of productions. Some of his most notable roles include: Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Laertes in Hamlet, C.C. Showers in The Diviners, and Jimmy Winter in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Frankie has also been an active member of the Kingwood High School Choir, as well as the Madrigal Ensemble. He has enjoyed summer training with The Broadway Artists Intensive in Florida and the The New School Drama Intensive in NYC. Frankie has many interests, but most especially enjoys meeting new people and experiencing new things. Frankie is looking forward to stepping out of his comfort zone by leaving his home state to join the CCM class of 2021! Go Bearcats!

Sierra Coachman

Sierra Coachman                               
Radcliff, KY

Sierra is from Radcliff, Kentucky and is excited to be joining the CCM community. While in high school she participated in the John Hardin High School productions of Grease, Cinderella, and Rock of Ages, where she was Sandy, Cinderella, and Justice Charlier. She also has technical experience with Disney’s The Little Mermaid and The Elephant Man. She is a 2016 Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts drama alum, and is eager to absorb all the information she can while attending UC!

Carlee Coulehan

Carlee Coulehan
Scottsdale, AZ

Carlee is overjoyed to return to CCM Acting for her sophomore year!  Her CCM credits include a Newscaster in Powder Train (Transmigration) and her international debut as an H2O Drowning Victim in H2O: A Play About Water (CCM, the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland).  Carlee recently helped devise and perform in Perhaps It Is The Musical Works That Are Alive + We Who Are Dead, which she and 6 other CCM Acting students took to the OZ Arts MusiCircus in Nashville.  Carlee is also a recurring member of the Boal Theater Company in Pittsburgh where she writes, directs, and performs in image theatre pieces.  In 2017, the Company performed at the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. for a Senator.  Outside of theatre, Carlee has also been in numerous student films and a CET Public Television commercial.  Aside from acting, Carlee loves playing piano, studying Japanese, attempting 2D animation, cuddling cats, traveling the world, and hugging strangers.  She looks forward to approaching her sophomore year fearlessly, openly, and continuously asking more questions.

Annie Jacques

Annie Jacques
Dallas, TX

Anastasia is a proud graduate of Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, TX. During high school, Annie spent most of her days in the school black box and main-stage theaters, acting in and stage-managing over 12 plays and musicals with the tight-knit theater community on campus. She competed annually in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Duet Acting and Solo Acting Meets, qualifying for State Semi-finals. Annie participated in the AMTC Acting Convention in 2015 and has been an extra in local films. Favorite roles include Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Henrietta in Agatha Christie’s The Hollow, and Irene Burgess in Curtain Going Up. Outside of acting, Annie has a passion for singing and was excited to travel with her school choir to Italy and France where she performed at the Vatican and at Notre Dame Cathedral. Annie is grateful for her amazing familyfor surrounding her with theater and music since she was little and always supporting her dream. She is thrilled to be a Bearcat and start her acting career at CCM!

Michelle Jardine

Michelle Jardine
Chicago, IL

Michelle Jardine hails from Chicago where she graduated from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. She completed both the Acting and Improvisation programs at the Second City Training Center (SCTC) of Chicago and studied sketch comedy at the premier Second City Conservatory. Michelle also graduated from the Studio program at Black Box Acting where she studied Meisner and Viewpoints techniques. She has written and performed in several shows with her sketch comedy troupe Character Assassination at various theaters in Chicago including the Greenhouse Theater, Stage 773, the pH Comedy Theater and the Annoyance Theater. Michelle additionally appeared in Tell Death Do Us Part (Ensemble) and Primal Urges (Ensemble/Writer) at the SCTC's Donny's Skybox Theater and De Maat Studio Theater, respectively. Michelle is elated to join CCM's Acting Class of 2021 and is thankful for the opportunity to study the dramatic arts. 

Sydney Miles

Sydney Miles
McKinney, TX

Sydney is a graduate from McKinney Boyd High School in Texas. Throughout high school, she was involved in the school's theater department. Some of her favorite roles include Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone, Constance in Rock of Ages, as well as the ensemble in Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, and Guys and Dolls. In addition, Sydney has dance experience, and was given the opportunity to be the choreographer and dance captain in three of her school's musicals. Two of the musicals she worked on were nominated for Best Choreography at Dallas Summer Musical's annual high school musical awards! She is thrilled to start her journey in Cincinnati and join CCM's class of 2021!

Cameron Nalley

Cameron Nalley
Cincinnati, OH

Cameron is a graduate of Cincinnati's School for Creative and Performing Arts. Among his SCPA credits are The Diary of Anne Frank (Peter), Beauty and the Beast (Lumiere), and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Nick Bottom). During his senior year, Cameron played Romeo in the Thomas More College Villa Players production of Romeo and Juliet. Other favorite outside work includes Action (West Side Story, Cincinnati Young People's Theatre), Leather Apron (1776, Cincinnati Landmark Productions), and Assistant Stage Manager (Brigadoon, Cincinnati Landmark Productions). He was a 2016 Overture Awards finalist for Drama. Cameron earned a 2016 Cappies Award for Best Comic Actor in a Play, as he originated the role of Marcus in the new play Sláinte. He is also a 2017 Cappies Nominee in the categories of Best Supporting Actor in a Play and Lighting. Cameron recently premiered his short film, "The Stage is Taken," marking his directorial debut. He is proud to be a third generation CCM student. He enjoys soccer, and is a self-taught guitar player. Cameron is looking forward to focusing on the psychology behind acting with his classmates.

Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson
Florence, KY

Amanda Nelson is from Florence, Kentucky. She is so excited for her freshman year at CCM! Her past experience includes Hornbeck in Gone With The Wind, Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Lily Belle in The Curious Savage, and Liesl in The Sound of Music.
 

Jason Pavlovich

Jason Pavlovich
Cincinnati, OH

Jason recently graduated from Clark Montessori High School in Cincinnati, OH. He joined EPIC, his school's student-run theatre program in his sophomore year, acting in a student-written spring production. During his senior year, he was fortunate enough to lead EPIC and direct its three productions, An EPIC Showcase, Rumors, and Crossing the Horizon, the last of the three being a play he wrote as well. Some of his favorite roles include Steve in Almost, Maine and Jack Worthing in The Importance of being Earnest with EPIC, and Melchior Gabor in Spring's Awakening with the NOLA Project High School Summer Intensive in New Orleans, LA. He is ecstatic to be joining the CCM Acting family!

Trey Peterson

Trey Peterson
Radcliff, KY

Leonard (Trey) Peterson is from North Hardin High School in Radcliff Kentucky, and is excited to be a member of the Class of 2021. He attended the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts and favorite roles include Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, Troy Bolton in High School Musical, Jafar in Aladdin, and Mr. Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie

Lucas Prizant

Lucas Prizant
Northbrook, IL

Lucas Prizant grew up in Northbrook, Illinois finding his passion for performance around age 5. He has participated consistently in Community Productions for over eight years while simultaneously receiving training from Piven Theatre Company and The Music Institute of Chicago. He continued his love for Theatre throughout High School and as of last summer is Alumni of the NHSI Cherubs Program. His favorite roles include Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off, Orin Scrivello in Little Shop of Horrors and Warren Straub in This is Our YouthRoughly a year ago Lucas sold the rights to one of his short plays and continues to write in the hopes that he can pursue playwriting professionally. Outside of theatre he loves his job as a Balloon Artist and teaches himself different juggling apparatus when he has spare time. He is ecstatic about studying at CCM and can't wait to work with his fellow actors.

Reid Robison

Reid Robison
Lexington, KY

Reid is excited to be attending CCM in the fall. Reid is a 2017 graduate of Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. While at TCHS, Reid participated in the plays & musicals such as playing the role of Puck in Ken Ludwig's Midsummer Jersey. Reid just completed his role as Porthos in The Three Musketeers. Reid was also cast in Shrek and Footloose. Reid is a KY Governor's School for the Arts alum (2016). Reid writes and directs short films with assistance of his friends. Reid also enjoys taking improv classes at Stage Right in Lexington. Currently, Reid is writing a couple of screenplays. Also, Reid enjoys stand-up comedy and will be participating in an open-mic night this summer.

Kayla Temshiv

Kayla Temshiv
Lewisville, TX

Kayla is a recent graduate of Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas and is thrilled to continue her theatre journey at CCM! Some of her favorite roles include Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Young Townsperson in Elephant's Graveyard, Jean in August: Osage County, and Ambrosia in Chemical Imbalance. She was a principal role in the workshop production of The Third Wall at International Thespian Festival, and will be returning to International Thespian Festival this year to workshop her own play, Waylen.  She also advanced to the 2016-2017 State Meet for UIL Poetry Interpretation. Outside of theatre, Kayla enjoys singing and was a member of Fusion, an acapella group at Marcus. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support, and always believing in her. She is beyond excited to be joining CCM's 2021 Acting class!

Duncan Weinland

Duncan Weinland                              
Seattle, WA

Duncan is thrilled to be joining CCM's class of 2021. He will graduate from Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington this June. Duncan has been acting for the past 10 years. Professionaly,he's performed at Seattle Public Theater, Wooden O, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and the Seattle International Film Festival. He's been very active in his high school's award-winning theater department. Favorite roles include Macbeth in Medea, Macbeth, Cinderella , Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Jimmy in Nice Work If You Can Get It. Duncan is also an accomplished guitarist, singer, and songwriter. And when he's not on stage you can often find him offstage  directing, sound designing, and building sets.

Erin Wallace

Erin Wallace
Knoxville, TN

Erin Wallace is a recent graduate from The Webb School in Knoxville, TN, and is thrilled to become a part of the CCM community. She has appeared recently as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, Judy in Stupid Kids, Willa Gruber in The Man from Earth, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Lt. Bird in The Caine Mutiny Court Martialas well as some featured and ensemble rolls in Monty Python's Spamalot, and The Mystery of Edwin DroodShe will soon appear as Sylvia in the Tennessee Stage Company's production of Two Gentlemen of Verona this summer. She was a member of The Webb School's chamber choir, Tennessee's All East and All State honors choirs, and attended Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts for music. Erin proud to call herself an NHSI Cherub, and is endlessly grateful to the mentors she found during her time spent in the program.