CCU Guest Speakers
Listed below are upcoming and previous Celebrating Culturual Uniqueness guest speakers.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Monday, March 19, 2018
The Celebrating CulTUral Uniqueness initiative hosted a former star from the musical “Hamilton.” With class discussions featuring the book “Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life,” students will continue to examine the cultural impact both the musical, and Alexander Hamilton himself, have had on our country.
Betsy Struxness is a performer and photographer based in New York City. After graduating with a BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School, Betsy has gone on to all sorts of performing adventures from cruise ships to voiceovers, Broadway to TV, you name it. On Broadway, Betsy made her debut with Wicked, and then very quickly joined the cast of Memphis right before its run into the Tonys. Her first originating experience was with Leap of Faith, to be joined in swift succession by Scandalous and Matilda. Her biggest honor to date though has been bringing the smash hit Hamilton from the workshop to off-Broadway to Broadway. Other credits include: Theater: Shakespeare in Love (Viola)-Virgina Rep; Wicked (ensemble, Nessarose u/s)-Chicago & San Francisco; All Shook Up (ensemble, Sandra & Natalie u/s)-1st National Tour; TV: Onion News Network, Broad City and Louie; Voiceovers: Checkers, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Century Link, Shell, Geico, Stolichnaya, GoGurt. In between all that however, Betsy enjoys her free time as a traveler and photographer. Shooting everything from landscapes to portraits. Bridging the gap between the performer and photographer, you can check out Betsy’s semi-known Hamilton-inspired series: #StruxSelfie. www.betsystruxness.com Twitter and Instagram: @be_strux
Event Video – Betsy Struxness