August G. Russell is a St. Louis Native having been homeschooled and first enrolled into his local performing arts center at the age of 5. He has expressed a love for the performing arts from a young age and has showed a natural talent and ability being accelerated to higher levels of studies above those of his age group. During this time after having been evaluated it was noted by a foreign vocal teacher that August had a "gift from God". At age 7, August made his first theater appearance in the Wizard of Oz as a Munchkin at America's Largest Outdoor Theater in the Midwest. He continued year after year to appear in shows such as Peter Pan, Cinderella, Annie, The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz again, Oliver!, Joseph, Miss Saigon and Godspell. This was a highlight of his childhood each summer having been homeschooled. During his teenage years, August could be found in several performing arts troupes around St. Louis that catered to the Musical Theater community, but additionally performing in and also working with several different theater companies and stage-shows in the St. Louis region. But having a conviction of Christianity, August felt the need to take a break from the theater scene and focus on finishing his high school education and seek God more. Having begun attending a very Charismatic church in the city August began to show an enthusiasm and zeal unlike that of many of his peers and has already shown a level of leadership among them. He has had several different studies ranging from biblical studies at local homeschool institutions to just bible studies that he has found highly intriguing. He is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. In the more recent years he has been a student at St. Louis Community College where he studied basic education in a pursuit to receive his Associates degree in music; however in 2016 having turned 23, August was accepted to a prestigious performing arts conservatory located in New York and Los Angeles for the study of musical theater. Having just come back from Jerusalem, August states that "seeing the Holy Land has inspired me and convicted me in my faith in a reality that I can't put into words but only in actions". Coming from a passionate family such as two older sisters, a hard working and loving mother and father, August wants to spread love and show the world that he loves God and people and the performing arts. Most recently, August has taken up music in the independent music scene in St. Louis and is desiring to put out a mixtape, but also work on additional projects such as writing and producing an original stage production that can be at a church, and also maybe working on a ministry or a business such as an LLC. But most of all he desires to spread good news and follow in the footsteps of his idols and inspirations such as that of his family but also just follow up on the words spoken over his life. You will see me in the future.