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I was raised in Logansport, IN where my first introduction to the performing arts was a community production of The Wizard of Oz and WWE's Friday Night Smackdown both at 9 years old. I would keep these two passions extremely close to me as I recently graduated from Indiana University where I pursued a BFA in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in stage combat and movement.
As a movement based actor and performer, many of my hobbies and skills tend to be connected to that idea. I love rock climbing (lead climbing certified), aerial silks, and yoga & pilates (soon to be certified in both).
Outside of those, I LOVE video games, playing my array of instruments, cooking, hiking, and learning new skills (next being Jeet Kune Do)
HERE AND THERE...
Recently, I produced, directed, filmed, and mixed Homemade Cabaret which featured the incredible talents and creativity of students across Indiana University. Check out a short trailer of a few of the incredible performers features!
Some fellow seniors and I collaborated to create "Unmuted Living Room Concerts" This bi-weekly YouTube series (I serve as the audio engineer) features performers of the Indiana University Class of 2021. Destroying my living room was well worth this grand venture.
July 2021 I performed in a reimagined version of Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever with Indiana University Summer Theatre.
“IU’s production belongs to Ruth, from top to bottom. Scagnoli, who impressed me in ‘Pippin’ last year, is even better here. Her ‘One Hundred Easy Ways’ might have been the show-stealer if all, and I mean all, the other numbers weren’t so good. Scagnoli is one of those IU students who can do it all— sing, dance, act and evoke hurricanes of laughter. You leave the theatre wanting to have lunch with her next week.
— Herald Times