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Hi, CI! is a series featuring the best team we know—the Capacity Interactive team! Today, meet Stacie Louis-Jacques: a CI Digital Marketing Analyst, singer, actress, and saxophonist whose love for the arts continues to grow every day.

How long have you been at CI?
I’ve been at CI since May 2021—so 2 years now!

Where are you from originally?
I was born in Queens, NY but was raised in Goose Creek, SC. Goose Creek is in Charleston, and contrary to popular belief, it’s not as “small” of a town as it sounds (it’s part of the greater Charleston area!).

You have an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Clemson University and a Master of Science in Arts & Creative Industries Management from Kedge Business School in Paris, France. What led you to pursue the arts in Paris?
I was on the law school track after receiving my undergraduate degree, then, at the tender age of 23, I took an opportunity to teach English in Paris. Paris has deep historical roots in the arts and strong governmental support for them, making the city a rich cultural hub! During this time I only worked 12 hours a week and thus had a lot of time to reflect and reassess what I really wanted to do (and explore Europe!). With this time, I rediscovered my passion for theatre and performing—I even joined an English-speaking theatre troupe on the outskirts of Paris! This led me to pursue my Master’s in Paris and center the arts in my life when I returned home.

You recently were part of an off-broadway concert reading for Call Me From The Grave. What was that experience like?
This was a novel experience like no other! I had the chance to partake in a new career experience—workshopping a new musical. I also resonated deeply with Call Me From The Grave, from its gorgeous music, interesting storyline, and predominantly Black cast. Also, rehearsing in iconic spaces with phenomenally talented actors and singers was a dream! I, along with everyone in the room, believed wholeheartedly in the project and wanted to see it succeed. (Hey producers, you should pick this one up!)

Here are a few of my favorite moments from rehearsal: city views at the rehearsal space, our incredible cast, and a behind-the-scenes rehearsal for a love song called “Livin’ The Dream,” between the two leads.