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Meet Our Lucky 2022 Scholarship Recipient!

The Dio and our non-profit board of directors, The Muses of Dionysus, wish to congratulate the 2022 recipient of the Mary Jo Del Vero Memorial Scholarship, Isabel Mincy! We thank our fantastic Dio Donors for making this scholarship possible through their charitable giving.





Isabel is a senior from Brighton High School, graduating summa cum laude. She will be attending Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts in the fall for a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has been very involved in Brighton Choirs and Brighton Musical Theater programs throughout high school. Isabel has played the role of Ella in Cinderella, Crutchie in Newsies, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Donkey in Shrek The Musical, and Savannah in Freaky Friday. She has taken professional voice lessons since the age of twelve with Mikat Voice Studio. During the summers, she has been cast in the company program with Take It From The Top broadway intensives at The Wharton Center. Isabel is very thankful for the training and artistic opportunities she has received over the last several years, and for her family and friends for always supporting her.




The Mary Jo Del Vero Memorial Scholarship is lovingly named for educator and Arts advocate, Mary Jo Del Vero, who left us unexpectedly and far too soon in 2020. She was a talented performer, appearing in productions across Livingston County, including at The Dio where she sang in many fundraising concerts that made our work possible, and where she originated the role of Betty Sue Franklin in our original Christmas musical, Home for the Holidays. MJ was a dear friend to Dio co-founders, Steve DeBruyne and Matt Tomich, as well as to the President of The Muses of Dionysus, Taylor Epp. She is greatly missed.

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