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Originally from the wildnerness of Altadena California, Dawn  migrated to New York City to study music and theatre at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Dawn has been a student of voice, piano and theatre since childhood; studying various musical forms including gospel, jazz American folk and classical. Dawn has been honored as a finalist in the Music Center of Los Angeles Spotlight Awards in vocal performance and was the recipient of the 2011 New York Music Theatre Festival's Next Broadway Sensation Award. As an actress, she recently concluded a year and a half run as Nessarose in the hit broadway musical, Wicked. She made her broadway debut originating the role of Young Meg in Sting's broadway musical, The Last Ship. She continues to be involved in a number of readings and workshops including Missed Connections:a craigslist musical. She can be seen on screen opposite academy award winner Eli Wallach in The Train. She also writes and plays folk music solo and in a duo with her brother Ryan. She has played such venues as Radio City Music Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Kennedy Center and several other venues internationally. She is in the process of writing her first musical with Addi McDaniel exploring a  modern day dialectic to mythology through the prism of Celtic and Nordic selkie stories. When Dawn was a girl, she watched through sliding glass doors as her kitten, Tonto one, perished at the hands of a mountain lion. Every songwriter has her shimmering hurts.