Metro Dancer Featured in NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’

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DES MOINES, Iowa – A dancer with ties to the metro is getting the chance to show off her status as one of “The Nicest Kids in Town.”

Dowling graduate Jacque LeWarne won a role in NBC’s musical production of “Hairspray Live” which airs Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. She plays “Brenda” one of the teen dancers featured on the Corny Collins Show.

The musical is set in Baltimore during the 1960’s LeWarne has been showing off some pics and videos from rehearsals on her Instagram account.

The 21-year-old, who graduated from Dowling in 2014, was also a contestant on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” during its 11th season.