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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Le'Asha Julius

Purchase student, Second Nature, Mokaad,Le'Asha Julius

Le’Asha Julius was born in Washington D.C  and raised in the metropolitan area. She got accepted into Washington D.C’s prestigious Duke Ellington School of the Arts where she received the Ruby Dee award for Best Actress, 1st place in the local Theater Links Competition, 1st place in the Kennedy Center’s August Wilson Monologue Competition, and placed in the top 5 in The Horowitz Competition for her original play Repentance. Her talent allowed her to travel to Morocco, Senegal, and Costa Rica where she performed for underprivileged families and AIDS orphans. She was also cast in a mini web series Orange Juice in Bishops Garden where she was featured in 3 seasons. Le’Asha later graduated and went on to continue her acting training at SUNY Purchase College. During her sophomore year she decided to take a stab at another of her passions, music. She started a 7 piece funk/soul band, Second Nature, and later joined another funk band, Mokaad. In the summer between her sophomore and junior year she teamed up with another Purchase actor, Caleb Eberhardt, and created a new hip hop/ alternative duo, Quincy Vidal. Now juggling 3 bands and the acting conservatory. 

It blows my mind how much talent one woman can posses. Keepin it real, and keepin it funky. Check out some of her work!