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Van Ann Moore has performed internationally as a singer - actress who researches, writes, directs and stars in her own one woman musical theatre performances. Van Ann has two distinct types of shows that she creates: first, her historical characters ranging from Jenny Lind, Baby Doe Tabor and Civil War heroines to actresses such as Lillie Langtree and Sara Bernhardt (to name just a few). Secondly, Van Ann's musical theatre shows are highly entertaining and range from opera to pop with character and costume changes right onstage!

Ms. Moore holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver respectively, graduating cum laude and with honors from both institutions. She has been associated with the University of New Mexico teaching theatre and music for over ten years, the New Mexico Arts Division as an Artist-in-Residence for the state, the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities since 1986, and has performed and taught master classes in music and theatre at numerous festivals and colleges throughout the country.

Van Ann has performed in Europe, the Orient, Israel, Australia and New Zealand with a tour to Spain (for EXPO '92) where she performed the leading role of "Dona Tules" in a musical written for her by Jay Stewart entiltled "Viva Santa Fe!" (based on her one-woman show of La Tules). Van Ann was also invited to perform at the first International Chautaugua held in the United States. She has over thirty-five major roles to her credit in opera, musicals and plays, and enjoys concert singing engagements.

Dolley Madison, Lydia Spencer Lane, and West By Rail With The Harvey Girls are her newest historical characters and she hopes they will gain national popularity as she continues to develop these shows.

Presently Van Ann is working with the board of "Viva Santa Fe!", the musical, to be performed throughout New Mexico to commemorate Santa Fe's 400th Anniversary and New Mexico's Centenial, 1912. This is THE musical to see to celebrate the Land of Enchantment! The film of this production will be available soon!

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