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Columbia native thanks hometown arts community for acting career

Columbia native thanks hometown arts community for acting career

Growing up in Columbia, Sarah Grace Hart says she was intrigued by the arts in her hometown.

After joining Columbia's Drama Learning Center at age 11 and starring in her first stage production, Hart began working with Camera Ready Kids Talent Management in Takoma Park, later booking television commercials and roles until her graduation from Wilde Lake High School in 2009.

Although confidence and stage presence were a work-in-progress, Hart said it was Columbia's support of the arts that led her to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue an acting career, after graduating from Kent State University in Ohio.

"I did the drama camps at Slayton House and I was part of the dance...

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