Meet Kamryn Burton, a DMR alumna who has gone on to perform professionally!
Kamryn began acting at age 9 when she performed in Once on This Island, which is now her favorite musical of all time. She immediately realized that she wanted to perform for a living and help touch people’s lives.
“I want to open people’s eyes with a song, change someone’s day with a dance, and impact a life with a monologue,” says Kamryn.
Past productions at DMR include High School Musical, Annie, 101 Dalmatians Kids, Once on This Island, JR , Godspell Jr., and Grease. Kamryn was also music director for the first two DMR Charlottesville camps, Broadway Baby and Willy Wonka Kids.
Kamryn was a part of DMR’s first JTF troupe, where the group was awarded with the 2013 Excellence in Acting award for their performance of Once on this Island, JR, in which she played Asaka. Kamryn was chosen to be featured in the Broadway Slam and was selected to play the role of the Witch in a number from Into the Woods, JR. on the mainstage.
After DMR, Kamryn studied musical theatre at the Shenandoah Conservatory where she earned her BFA in Musical Theatre. There she performed in Spring Awakening, Once on this Island, City of Angels, and All Shook Up.
After graduating, she went on to perform as Celestina Warbeck at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Other professional credits include Hairspray, Oklahoma, and Beauty and the Beast.
In addition to theatre, Kamryn loves comic books, especially Batman, Suicide Squad, and Teen Titans. Some day she’d love to voice a character in one of her favorite shows.
We can’t wait to see what Kamryn has up her sleeve next!