Evann De-Bose is a native of St. Louis, MO. She earned her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens College in Columbia, MO. After graduation, she interned with The Black Rep for 2 years and has performed with them professionally for the past 7 years. A few of her theatre credits include Gail in Akeelah and the Bee, Glinda in The Wiz, Sophie in Ruined, and a Dynamite in Hairspray. Evann not only loves to perform, but she also enjoys teaching her craft. She has been a preschool teacher at Stephens College Children’s School, a substitute teacher in Brentwood School District’s preschool, elementary, and middle school classrooms, and a teaching artist with COCA, STAGES St. Louis, TRYPS Children’s Theatre Institute, and Gitana Productions. She looks forward to working with the COCA youth this year.