￼I am Hillary Jones. I am an actor, born and raised in Washington D.C. Duke Ellington School of the Arts is where I began molding my craft with with the help of teachers who showed me how to use my life experiences, my joy, my pain, my voice, all as a platform to create art. I graduated from Ellington, auditioned for SUNY-Purchase (didn't get accepted), then I signed up for community college. I spent two years completing my General Education, so that when I re-auditioned for Purchase I could completely focus on my art. I was determined to make SUNY Purchase my reality. Over 600 people audition in New York alone, and they accept about 20 students every year. In 2014, I was one of them. Since I've been here I've maintained a position on the dean's list, accrued awards for my performances, and created works of my own! I'm starting this Gofundme account because I'm now a senior in SUNY-Purchase's B.F.A. Acting Conservatory and nothing is going to get in my way- not even money. My mother and I are doing our best, but we need your help.
I am prepping myself for success. With your help I will invest in: My first New York apartment!
•Professional film & Voiceover reel
•Camera equipment- for self tapes and small films I aim to produce dealing with black life/culture in America
•Trips to meet with casting directors and agents in both New York and LA
•Website design and maintenance
•Classes and studio time- so that I am constantly sharpening my tools
Thanking everyone in adavance for you your support.
“It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?”