Dezarae Begay

Elective Teacher

Dez joined the Civic family in 2015 with her role as Liat in South Pacific. She has since graduated with her Bachelor degree in Theatre from GVSU. Recently, Dez was a dresser for Mamma Mia (2019), and The Little Mermaid(2018). Some of her favorite productions as crew include A Christmas Story (2015), Sister Act (2016), Shrek (2018), Catch Me If You Can (2015) at Circle Theatre, and Heathers the Musical (2015) at Actors’ Theatre. When not at the theatre she enjoys facepainting, reading, and spending time with her family.  I love my family and this community with all my heart!  Without Civic I wouldn’t have the life I do now. Special thanks to Bruce Tinker, Jill Hamilton, Sally Langa, the Steins, Angie Kline, Selene Rezmer and especially my partner in life, Sam!

What inspires you?
Books, my family, moments in life, and the ducks at the pond where I eat lunch.

Who is your favorite fictional character?
This is such a difficult question because I admire Winnie the Pooh but I guess my favorite is Scooby Doo. I really wanted my answer to be a literary character but I really love Scooby Doo.

What was your favorite after school snack growing up?
Peaches with cottage cheese but I’ve always been very specific about it.