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Born and raised in Philadelphia, Celestine found herself drawn to the arts at the young age of 4 years old. Celestine fell in love with the art of dance and it was on stage that she found herself and her calling. Celestine performed in school plays in grade school and would volunteer to choreograph the dance numbers in her shows as well as at her dance studio.
Her passion for dance quickly grew into a love for acting as she was nicknamed ‘Face’ by choreographer and former Alvin Ailey company dancer, David St. Charles, for her passion and expression while performing in his narrative ballets. She would later go on to attend Temple University, pursuing a B.A. in English. While studying at Temple, Celestine was greatly encouraged to purse acting by many of her teachers and began to audition for short films and plays.
After graduating from university, Celestine immediately relocated to New York City to pursue her career as an actress full time. She trained at The William Esper Studio under Terry Knickerbocker, graduating from the Meisner Conservatory Program. Celestine has performed in several off-Broadway productions in New York as well as numerous films and television including HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” NBC’s “The Blacklist,” and NBC’s “Law & Order: SVU,” to name a few.
When Celestine isn’t busy in front of the camera, she can be found spending time with her husband, or at her local yoga or dance studio to keep in shape. Celestine also has a high interest in social justice and various organizations and charities that help contribute to their causes.
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Sandy Lo is an author, blogger, journalist, and digital strategist. Her personal story is inspiring. Sandy started StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees.