Local Students Produce, Star In Kravis’ ‘Stage Awakenings’

Kravis Education, an educational outreach program of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, recently presented the third annual production of “Stage Awakenings,” an evening of student-produced dance, music, poetry and theater performances featuring both individual and group performers from local high schools and colleges.

Kim Cozort, a professional stage director, actor and theater educator served as the artistic director, and Craig D. Ames served as music director to coach the students in shaping a full evening of lively entertainment presented in the Kravis Center’s Persson Hall, which was transformed into an intimate cabaret for the one-night-only performance.

Among the student performers in the show were original rap artist Antonae Palmer (Palm Beach Lakes High School), classical ballet soloist Kenzie Lemoine (Dreyfoos School of the Arts), pop duo Conor and Genevieve Smith (Spanish River High School), classical cellists Dariel and Emil Liakhovetski (home schooled), contemporary piano soloist Xavier Walker (G-Star School of the Arts) and singer Cara Young (Dreyfoos School of the Arts).


ABOVE: Local students star in the production of ‘Stage Awakenings.’