Spotlight: Stephanie "Steph" Everett
Steph Everett is a ‘19 from Silver Spring, Maryland–a suburb of D.C. Dartmouth has been part of Steph’s life long before she even attended, her father and older brother having both attended the College. Now a Junior at Dartmouth, Steph is heavily involved in the performing arts on campus. However, her decision to become involved with the arts was hardly a direct path and took some time. Black Praxis sat down with Steph while she was on break from rehearsal to hear more about her experience on campus.
Growing up, Steph has always enjoyed nature and the outdoors. Being outside, playing sports, and camping are some of her favorite pastimes. When she came to visit Dartmouth’s campus in 5th grade, she fell in love.
“I was really obsessed with Little House on the Prairie, and I thought the campus was just like it,” she said, reflecting on her childhood visit. “I really love the wilderness...so I pretty much always knew I wanted to come here.”
Through highschool, Steph stayed active by playing three different sports: baseball, soccer, and basketball. Fast forward to her freshman year of Dartmouth, you could find Steph already discovering ways to fulfill her energetic spirit. She joined the Dartmouth Outing Club and walked on to the soccer team in her first term. Unfortunately, these activities were cut short due to a series of concussions. “It’s been a year and a half and [I’m] still taking it one day at a time.”
After these injuries, Steph could no longer play sports or go on hikes with the DOC as regularly as she liked. With all this new free time, Steph found herself getting more involved in performing arts. She sings in the all-female a capella group, the Decibelles, and was a finalist on Dartmouth Idol. Now, she shares her talents with the theatre world. Last term, Steph was featured in 1984, the Theater Department’s mainstage play, and had several solo singing parts. She even led the cast in the final song to close out the show. In the Fall, she interned at Northern Stage, a prominent regional theatre in White River Junction. There she was featured in their production of The Little Mermaid and she also wrote and performed her own one woman show.
This term, Steph plans to audition for one of the many student plays produced by the Theater Department. Now an official major in theatre modified with African and African American Studies, she hopes to “pursue musical theatre after graduation as an actress.”
To see more from Steph, check out a Decibelles show, the musical theatre piece Hair in May that she is acting in with the theatre department, or stop by Chi Delta Sorority where she just began her year long presidency of the organization. Do you know someone who should be featured in the Spotlight with Black Praxis? You can nominate them here.