Jasmine Hurt (she/her) started at an early age in the performing arts, growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Now, actor, singer, artist, and filmmaker is a lover of arts, painting, traveling, gem mining, and the beach! She’s the former Miss Ponte Vedra and Miss Senior High, and placed in the top ten for Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen as part of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition. During these formative years, she was heavily involved in community theatre, starred in Sister Act at Theatre Jacksonville (non-for-profit) and earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This early involvement formed her beliefs and fueled her passion about enriching and educating the community through the performing arts and diversity programs!
Currently, Jasmine is a senior at the University of North Carolina School of Arts in Winston-Salem, NC and pursuing her BFA in Acting with an expected graduation date in May 2024. Highlighted past credits at UNCSA include Yvette Poitier in Mother Courage and Her Children, and Heidi Rodewald/ensemble in the musical Passing Strange.
Additionally, Jasmine has been involved in creative projects including her own productions of short films, NUMB and A Love Letter to My Bush, that she wrote and co-directed. She is actively involved with the student organization, Artists of Color, where she has held the position of Vice President of Advocacy for the past two years.
In November of 2023, she was involved in a workshop/reading for a newly commissioned play, Heritage (formerly titled On God), in collaboration between Wake Forest University, School of Divinity, NC Black Repertory, and Wake the Arts. Since then, Jasmine has been casted in the lead role, Mahalia! The play will be debuting at the International Black Theatre Festival in July 2024!
Upon graduation, she would like to pursue a professional career in acting in theatre, film, television, and multimedia streaming platforms while giving back to the community in the performing arts!