When I was four I was in the Nutcracker in Portland, Oregon and I loved being on stage! I have loved dancing and singing since I was really little. I figured out that I loved acting too when we moved to Milwaukee. My mom got me involved with some community theatre and then someone invited us to the First Stage Make Believe Ball. People there told us about the Academy classes and all the shows. I signed up for Summer Academy and it was so much fun because you really got to bring your inner person out. My school classes started going to see the First Stage shows and I really loved them! My mom found out about auditioning which I tried and I received my first callback for a show. I didn’t get the part but that was okay because I went to see the show and it make me think more about the character. I kept taking First Stage classes during the summer, during spring break and on weekends. It’s so much fun to meet lots of new people and I love working on my acting skills. I auditioned again the next year and I got in a show which was so exciting!
|Keely in First Stage's Pinocchio|