Los Angeles based Ciera Dawn made her Oregon Shakespeare Festival debut as Ti Moune in Once on this Island and her Goodman Theatre debut as Paulina Sarpong in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Her Chicago cedits are: A Man Of No Importance (Pride Films and Plays); We Are Proud To Present…(Steppenwolf Theatre); The Mutilated (A Red Orchid Theatre); Next To Normal (BoHo Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar, The Little Mermaid (Paramount Theatre); Madagascar (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Other Than Honorable (American Blues Theater). Film & TV credits: Chicago Fire and Pitch Perfect. Ciera received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theater Studies, Acting concentration at Emerson College and is a graduate of the Steppenwolf School (2014).
"For years, as a performer, I felt stuck trying to perform in a certain “style” that professors and casting agents expected from me. With Rebecca’s help, I’ve been able to hone in on my true voice and through technique and hard work, I have a wide-ranging developed instrument that I feel confident walking into any audition or rehearsal with. Rebecca has taught me how my true and pure vocal instrument is one of the most powerful tools I can carry with me throughout my career."