R E C E N T N E W S
In summer of 2019, DeAnne closed the 2nd National Tour of BEAUTIFUL- The Carole King Musical as one of the Shirelles and the 'Uptown' Singer! Shortly thereafter she had the honor of representing the Tony Award Winning Musical once again, this time on PBS', A Capitol Fourth celebration. This time she even performed alongside Carole herself.
Shortly after returning from tour, she had an amazing performance experience out in Sonoma Valley, CA. DeAnne was a part of Transcendence Theatre Company's new show, Those Dancing Feet, directed by Roy Lightner and choreographed by himself, Chip Abbott and Sara Brians. The year before DeAnne went out on tour was full of new discoveries and adventures professionally. From filming her first web series, SAG short film and music videos to amazing live performances at The Box, Triad Theatre, and across the world with Marcus Terell and the Serenades. See some videos from these experiences on the Media page.
Over the last 2 years DeAnne has also been following her passion for modeling. It wasn't long before she ended up published on the digital platform, Issuu. She's worked with amazing photographers throughout North America creating beauty, fashion, boudoir, and lifestyle images. Check out her Modeling Portfolio to see some of her latest work! Being back in the city since closing the tour has already set new endeavors in front of DeAnne. She's excited for this new year and all the growth and opportunity it has to offer!
Photos and videos from some of these recent projects and more can be found below.
Performance on PBS', "A Capitol Fourth"
"Natural Woman" on ABC's DWTS
The Living City:: New York City by Alicia Churilla
A Comparative Analysis of Identity and Dress in the Modern Metropolis This capstone project aims to answer the question: how does the identity of a post-modern city affect the manner its inhabitants (or society) self identify through dress? Through the exploration of different international cities, the topic explores how the identity of a city (ethos) influences the identity of the occupants in the city. This thesis explores identity through dress, thus examining how the culture and environment that surrounds an individual shapes their dress practices. The idea of how one dresses ultimately examines clothing’s expressive ties to the values, history, and spirit of a city. As people are the wearers of clothes, this exploration shows the connection of society’s physical environment and how they see themselves.
Proud Women is a coffee table style book that features more than 100 fierce, brave women in the LGBTQ+ community and their stories. Our goal was to give a group of diverse women a platform to share their story and inspire others to have the courage to be uniquely themselves.
Each woman featured in the book was asked a series of questions about their life as a woman in the LGBTQ+ community. They vulnerably shared their perspective in a way that sheds light on the challenges and courage it takes to overcome the obstacles they've faced.
Our hope is that readers will connect with at least one of the women in this book. Whether it’s allowing their story to resonate with them on a personal level or finding inspiration through their Instagram account (found on each page), the goal is for our audience to have a positive, empowering experience.