performing artist, stacey sargeant, born to a father and mother from trinidad & tobago, respectively, was raised in the east new york section of brooklyn. while in the womb, she received loving whispers from her mother, “lord, make this one a star.” however, her initial formal training at the neubert ballet institute at carnegie hall began with a rough start.
throughout her years at neubert ballet and continued training at dance theatre of harlem, where she attended classes on scholarship, her teachers discouraged her from pursuing a career in dance and other areas of the performing arts.
ranging from the blatant to the subtle, the common reason told to the budding performer was that she did not possess the "ideal" body type. while their discouragement led to her having an eating disorder, low self-esteem and a poor body-image, it also fueled her determination, leaving her more committed to a career in entertainment.
stacey is a graduate of the "fame" school, laguardia high school of music & art and the performing arts and received her bfa in musical theater from syracuse university. as lead actress, she received drama desk, drama league, and lucille lortel nominations for her work in the nytimes critic's pick, rags parkland sings the songs of the future. she is the recipient of the south korea daegu international musical festival's best supporting actress award, as well as new york musical theatre festival’s outstanding individual performance award.
inspired by the response to her award-winning documentary, stacey recognized the importance of sharing with others, the tools she used to build the confidence necessary to catch her own dreams. she is, now, more than eager to bring her though i'm not perfect™: building self-esteem to catch your dreams™ workshop to you!