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Meet Kala Ross

     Kala Ross is the April 2019 recipient of the Irene Ryan National Acting Scholarship and September 2019 recipient of the Best Partner Award of the KCACTF Region IV Festival. While pursuing her M.F.A. in theatre, she landed her first professional role as "Belle" in the Actors Theatre of Louisville production of A Christmas Carol.  

     Upon graduating, she became a performer in the Actors Theatre Direct, a virtual season of theatrical productions. She premieres in Fix it, Black Girl, A Christmas Carol Radio Play, and 'COVID-Classics: a collection of one-act plays for the age of quarantine'.

    Kala also stars as "Imani Jefferson" in the award-winning upcoming television comedy series, #WeirdMyah. As a singer, she is a featured vocalist of the Jerry Tolson Quintet. She has performed in various venues including the Nissan Stadium, the Kentucky Yum Center, and the B.E.T. College Tour, to name a few.

    Kala is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Graduate in Theatre Arts award, the highest academic award given to a graduating M.F.A. student. Kala Ross studied at the University of Louisville and Tennessee State University on full academic scholarships.

    Kala believes that if you match your hard work with your faith, any dream is possible.