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Actor / Singer / Dancer / Gymnast



  • Full International Baccalaureate® Diploma Candidate with 4.43 GPA

  • NAfME All-National Honor Choir, Virginia All-State Honor Choir, and All-District 12 Honor Choir

  • Virginia Thespian Festival Superior Ratings in Solo Musical and Solo Acting

  • CAPPIES National Capital Area Winner, Best Male Dancer

  • USA Gymnastics Level 9 Virginia State Champion in Rings and Floor exercise (3rd in state all-around)

  • Virginia Residential Governor's School (selected for voice)

  • Brandon Victor Dixon Award Finalist, Best Actor

About August

August Rivers is a junior at South Lakes High School (SLHS) in Reston, VA who finds joy on the stage and strives to spread that joy to the community.  Past roles include Billy Cane in Bright Star, Boy/Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher, Bobby Child in Crazy for You, Ryan in High School Musical the Musical, and Friedrich in The Sound of Music. August was a featured performer in 2022-23 productions of The Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland staged by the Greater Washington Dance Center in Reston, adding ballet to his dance repertoire of jazz, modern, hip-hop and tap. A competitive gymnast and former level 9 Virginia State Champion on floor and rings, August prides himself on bringing grace and athleticism to the stage. Previous awards include Virginia Thespian Festival Superior Ratings in Solo Musical and Solo Acting (winter 2023), NAfME All-National Honor Choir (fall 2022), Virginia Residential Governor's School (selected for voice, summer 2022), and National Capital Area Cappies winner, Best Male Dancer (for Crazy for You, spring 2022). August plans to pursue musical theatre performance in college and beyond.  This summer, he is thrilled to be serving as Summer Intern for the Mason Community Arts Academy, participating in both Penn State's and Signature Theatre's highly selective musical theatre training programs, and launching Reston Stars, a community service initiative designed to raise money for low-income middle school students to participate in performing arts enrichment programs.


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