Nhadyne Banton Brown is a senior year student at the School of Film, Media & Theatre. The actor, producer and director grew up in London to West Indian parents and immigrated to the U.S. Hear about her journey, accomplishments and lessons learned from the pandemic. Her recent film credits include roles in the film school’s “Artscape 2021” and “Murder in Bb Minor” series.
“…became more aware about the power of expression when I was about seven or eight years old when I used acting as a way to help me process some of the things I’ve been experiencing in my life.”
A graduate of The BRIT Performing Arts School in Croydon, London, Banton Brown’s musical exposure as a child involved a mélange of sounds from reggae and calypso to jazz, R&B, and soul music to Brit-pop. As a teenager, she worked in West End theaters, gaining an appreciation for and a love of musical theatre as a result.
Barton Brown performed in lead roles in musicals such as “Soul Picnic” and plays such as “Barefoot In The Park” and “Love of A Nightingale.” She has also recorded with a number of independent producers and has worked as a professional backing vocalist for One Voice Entertainment. In more recent years, she has explored a different side of her voice, training in classical and operatic styles in preparation for opportunities in the world of classical music.