I’m a freshman at the University of Illinois, and I am majoring in theatre with a concentration in acting. I grew up in Rock Island, Illinois, and I went to Rock Island High School. My performance background is in classical ballet, and I trained as a dancer for ten years before I switched my focus to theatre. My dance training has allowed me to play many dance-heavy roles, to serve as the dance captain for a handful of productions, and to teach ballet and musical theatre styles of dance to beginner and intermediate students. Outside of theatre, I am building my skills in social media marketing and copywriting. I am currently the head of the marketing committee of the Illini Union Board, and I am an editorial intern at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If all goes as planned, I hope to complete a dual degree in theatre and advertising. For fun, I love to read, listen to TED talks and podcasts, and spend time with my friends and family.