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The Roy Crane Award in the Arts is given to a student of The University of Texas at Austin for unique, creative effort in the performing, literary and visual arts.
Candida K. Nichols is an accomplished costume designer, dancer, artist, photographer, and aspiring children’s book author. She is also an advocate for the performing arts and cultural diversity of people worldwide. She is especially interested in the opportunity for children and young adults to experience theatre and dance as both an audience member and performer.
Candida earned her associates degree in Clothing and Textiles at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho and then transferred to Brigham Young University where she studied ethnic dance and earned a bachelors degree in Theatre Design and Technology. She has toured in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand performing with the internationally recognized Folk Dance Ensembles of Ricks College and Brigham Young University.
Candida was the Associate Costume Designer over International Costumes for “Light of the World,” a cultural event held during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. Throughout the state of Utah, Candida’s design work has been seen in such venues as Tuacahn Center for the Arts, The Hale Center Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, and Provo Theatre Com
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