The Doctor of Hip-Hop

Ace is pursuing a BFA in theater with a specialization in acting from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU. Though currently studying acting, as a child he never thought he would have a future in the arts. Born in Englewood, NJ, his childhood passion was architectural design. But, after moving to Florida and attending the Bak School of the Arts, Ace discovered a love for acting. With family support and hard work, Ace continued to Dreyfoos School of the Arts where he honed his skills in acting and learned graphic design. He used what he learned in both fields to support The Society of Individuality, Honor & Knowledge, and has since realized just how deeply creativity is embedded in his bones. With the help of his friends and his family, he is determined to spread art and intelligence throughout society.

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I am a professional Actor, Graphic Designer & Photographer. My career started as a full-time designer in 2013. Two years later, I said “hell no” to depression, quit my job and, went full-time freelance with my own design company, The Striped Heart. Shortly after I accepted a company membership with Tony-Award winning Dallas Theater Center’s acting company. My greatest asset is my creative outlook on life. I've been engrossed in the world of the arts since I was very young. They way art moves and inspires people is what keeps me going. I was born to be a connector and a leader. I strongly believe we were put on this earth to create. Therefor it is my ultimate goal to keep art and creativity alive and well for as long as I live. People say I'm not funny...