Who is Libby Liberty?

When the Statue of Liberty descends from her pedestal to travel the country and meet with young Super Citizens, it’s quite a task. In order to perform for more than 50,000 students each year, sometimes she needs to be in three places at once! Since teleportation hasn’t been perfected yet, we have enlisted the help of “Libbys” from across the United States. We work with actresses who believe in the all-American lessons they teach and whose very presence is inspiring to the young and young-at-heart.

While each Libby Liberty brings her unique twist to the character, every one of them is guided by the characteristics embodied by The Statue of Liberty. She stands for freedom, liberty, equality and the opportunity (and great responsibilities) we all have as citizens of the United States.

We are so proud of our Libbys for the talent they use to engage students through acting and singing. But we’re most proud of them for being the kind of souls who choose, every day, to light the way for our next generation.

Below are a few of the talented actors who play Libby Liberty on stage:

Kristen Bowden Sharp

libby-liberty-kristen-sharpKristen is a multi-talented actress / singer / motivational speaker who plays Libby Liberty on school stages across the country. At an early age, the Alabama native began dancing and transitioned quickly into musical theatre. After her first production in High School, she moved to New York City to perform professionally.

Sharp traveled the country for many years: starring in three national tours and performing in New York and regional theaters. She settled back home in Birmingham, AL to pursue her college education. While she still works as a professional actress, Kristen puts her time and energy into church and her twins, Samuel and Rosemary.

While she’s had her name in lights and has performed for thousands of people, she still has a dream to reach the unreachable: to make a difference in lives for a greater purpose.

Kelli Dodd


Primarily known as Libby Liberty, Kelli Dodd is also a former high school Spanish teacher at Ranburne High School in northeast Alabama. She also has a blossoming career on stage performing in many roles and shows including Central Alabama Theatre’s Smoke on the Mountain and Red Mountain Theatre Company’s Secret Garden. Kelli also writes, photographs, and helps document our events throughout the year. She brings versatility and exuberance to our team, and we’re overjoyed to have her on board