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Student Spotlight: Ava Curtis

A student at our AdventHealth School of the Arts since fall 2019, Ava Curtis has already been part of Schoolhouse Rock Live!, Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame—with Ragtime rehearsals currently in the works.

“My favorite experience was playing Dori in Schoolhouse Rock Live! because it was my first show at Dr. Phillips Center, and I made a lot of great friends,” she said. “And playing Young Cosette in Les Mis because I learned a lot from some incredibly talented high schoolers—and also how to work in front of a camera instead of a live audience.”

To keep building her résumé and repertoire, the 12-year-old became a member of The Quarter Notes, supported by AdventHealth. The group of talented middle-schoolers represents the Dr. Phillips Center throughout the community and enjoys access to professional training, discipline and technique in musical theater performance, acting and dance.

“The Quarter Notes has been a great learning experience,” Ava said. “And I’ll always remember when we got to work with Michael James Scott, [Genie] from Broadway’s Aladdin.”

On the topic of memorable moments, Ava added that her favorite thing about the performing arts is “being on stage. I don’t feel complete when I’m not doing a show—and I learn something new in each.”

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