Some of Christian Brothers very own students have a huge passion for theater and the arts that has landed them major roles. Justin Baker (’15) and Bella Bagatelos (’16), referred to as a “power duo” by many, are known for their incredible talent on the stage here at CB and all over Sacramento. These two […]
Some of Christian Brothers very own students have a huge passion for theater and the arts that has landed them major roles.
Justin Baker (’15) and Bella Bagatelos (’16), referred to as a “power duo” by many, are known for their incredible talent on the stage here at CB and all over Sacramento.
These two have what seems like an inseparable bond that began a few years ago.
“We have known each other for about 5 years,” Justin claims. “I was a freshman at CB and Bells was in 8th grade.”
They met at the Sacramento Theater Company but before that, each of them invested all their time and effort into bettering their talent.
“I started dancing when I was younger while doing choir performances, I worked with Music Circus and Sacramento Ballet, all before I started acting in 7th grade,” Justin recalls.
“My mom put me in a play, Beauty and the Beast when I was six,” Bella says. “I was really shy but I discovered that acting really helped with that.”
Bella and Justin’s hard work eventually paid off, landing them big roles in commercials.
“I actually got my role through Bella’s mom,” Justin mentions One of her patients is the assistant at Bongo Video Production Company and was looking for a non-caucasian male.”
“She recommended me and I got called in for a screen test. It went really well and two weeks later, I booked the role”, he adds with exuberance.
This commercial, still in the process of editing, is about driving safety and how to be safe on the roads, sort of like one you would see at the DMV.
Bella’s commercial is very similar to Justin’s; the ad is for AAA Insurance Company and the junior plays the role of an annoyed teenager.
“I’m a part of a casting agency and they send me to random things. I was sent to an audition and it was for this commercial and I eventually got the role”, Bella proudly says.
Bella plans to stay with this casting agency and hopes her talent will bring her big roles and plenty of opportunity.
From school plays, STC shows, and college auditions, Justin plans on keeping theater in his life and is open to whatever it may bring him.
These CB Falcons will always love theater and acting. Bella and Justin hope their passion lands them major roles again and continues on into their future.