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Lydia Gifford received her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre, minor in Music Composition, and minor in Dance from The Catholic University of America in 2021.


She debuted at Toby's Dinner Theatre as Adrian in Rocky, followed by The Spongebob Musical (swing), Ghost (ensemble/

Molly u/s), It's A Wonderful Life (ensemble/Mary u/s), Something Rotten (ensemble/Portia u/s), and Grease (Jan). Other actor credits include: Natural (Erica; 4208 Group).

CUA credits include: Urinetown (Josephine "Ma" Strong, dance captain), 9 to 5 (featured dance ensemble), The Threepenny Opera (Jenny U/S, on-stage percussionist), and Kiss Me, Kate (swing). Other educational credits: West Side Story (Minnie; MC SDT)

Recent music director credits include A Little Night Music (Assistant MD; CUA), The Fourth Estate: A New Musical (Assistant MD; CUA), The Addams Family (Music director; Centerstage Theatre Company).

Director credits include Where The City Sings (Centerstage Theatre Company) and Proof (AD; Centerstage Theatre Company).

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