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CHHS’ Norris heads to NYC acting program

Angel Norris knows something about dreams.

For one month this summer, she will be living her dream in the Big Apple.

And, when she comes back home to Troy, she will begin the journey from dream to reality as a freshman at Troy University.

Norris is a 2010 graduate of Charles Henderson High School and she knows exactly what’s next in her life.

She’s ready to step out onto the big stage, literally.

“I have a passion for acting,” Norris said.

“That’s what I want to do. Acting will hopefully be my career.”

She has several productions to her credit as a member of the Charles Henderson High School Drama Club.

She recently auditioned for The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts “Summer in the City” program and was accepted into the prestigious nationally accredited acting program.

“‘Summer in the City’ is a month-long intensive acting program,” Norris said.

“It will offer me the opportunity to live and work in New York while taking 40 hours of classes each week.”

The classes will include acting technique, voice and speech, movement and dance, improvisation and introduction to the camera.

“I will also earn six hours of transferable college credit,” said who plans to attend Troy University.

“I was fortunate to be one of only a handful of students to earn a scholarship toward my education with the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

“However, I’m having to earn money for tuition, meals and transportation. I’ll have to have a subway pass to get to the Conservatory and back to the dorm each day.

“I work at Little Caesars and my family and friends have been supportive. My parents are excited that I have this opportunity but they are a little sad that I will be gone from home for so long.”

Norris said she is a bit nervous about being so far from home for so long but realizes that hard work, sacrifice and a few butterflies are the cost of following a dream.

Those who would like to be a part of Norris’ dream may contact her at 322-7844.