Dawn Souza is a Rhode Island native and a certified theatre educator (K-12), thrilled to be pursuing her MFA at VCU. She earned her BAS in Theatre and Secondary Education from Salve Regina University in RI, and then her MA from Emerson College in Boston, Ma. Some her favorite on stage roles include: Bella in Lost in Yonkers, and Ophelia in Hamlet. Dawn has been working at Beacon Charter High School for the Arts for the past thirteen years where she created the theatre curriculum for grades 9-12. In addition to being a theatre educator, Dawn is a registered yoga 500 hour teacher and has taught at a variety of studios in the RI area. She enjoys implementing yoga techniques in her classes for young actors.