Easley, South Carolina
Miss South Carolina (MAO) 2005
Erika Grace Powell is a Vocal Performance graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South. Erika was crowned Miss South Carolina 2005 and advanced to the 2006 Miss America Pageant, where she won the Bernie Wayne overall talent award and placed as a top ten finalist. In 2007, she was engaged for Lyrique en Mer/Festival de Belle Ile, the largest Opera Festival in Western France where she performed OffenbachÕs Les contes dÕHoffmann and Verdi's La Traviata. Erika won The Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions for the District of South Carolina and competed at Spivey Hall in Atlanta, GA as part of the Regional competition in 2009. Miss Powell was both the state and regional winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Competition for South Carolina and Southeast five different times. Erika was most recently seen in The New York PhilharmonicÕs 2011 production of Jan‡ek's The Cunning Little Vixen.
Residing in New York City the last three years, Erika has continued to develop her career with a diverse engagement calendar. She received her SAG eligibility for work in the new hit movie, "Something Borrowed" featuring Kate Hudson. She is excited to further her pursuits of acting for film, television, and modeling. Erika has been spotted on television shows like "Ugly Betty," "White Collar," "Royal Pains," "The Good Wife," and in commercials for Kohl's, Lowe's, and many others.
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