CUP announces latest scholarship recipient

Photo courtesy Curtains Up Pagosa Trace Gross is this year’s recipient of Curtains Up Pagosa’s John Graves Memorial Scholarship. Gross can be seen in CUP’s summer production of “Shrek The Musical.”

Photo courtesy Curtains Up Pagosa
Trace Gross is this year’s recipient of Curtains Up Pagosa’s John Graves Memorial Scholarship. Gross can be seen in CUP’s summer production of “Shrek The Musical.”

By Dale Johnson
Special to The PREVIEW

Curtains Up Pagosa is proud to announce our latest CUP scholar and recipient of the John Graves Memorial Scholarship given for students pursuing advanced college degrees in the performing arts — Trace Gross.

Gross started acting at 7 years old, joining the cast of “1001 Arabian Nights,” produced by the Pagosa Pretenders, and has been hooked ever since.

At age 16, he was cast as Noah Claypool in Curtains Up Pagosa’s (then still known as Music Boosters’ production of “Oliver!” Since then, he has been in numerous high school and Curtains Up Pagosa productions including “West Side Story,” “The Crucible,” “Les Miserables,” “The Audition” and “Cinderella.”

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This story was posted on May 21, 2015.