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Jenna Bruce 

Jenna Bruce is a Rochester, NY native and has been active in musical performance and musical theatre since the age of four. Jenna studied Musical Performance at Monroe Community College and Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy. She has performed in over 20 musicals, some of her favorite roles include Extraordinary Girl in  American Idiot and Janet in Rocky Horror Picture Show. Jenna is thrilled to be a part of  American Girl Live and would like to thank her family and friends-especially Grandma,Grandpa, and Aunt Wendy!

Ashely Diane

Born and raised in Texas, moved to LA to earn her BFA in Musical Theater. She is thrilled that American Girl Live! will be her touring debut. Her heart is overflowing with love and gratitude to her team (Anthony Boyer, DDO Agency, family, friends and everyone involved with American Girl Live) who made it possible to bring you this little piece of magic. You may have previously seen her as Young Anna in Frozen Live At The Hyperion at Disneyland.

Laila E. Drew

Laila E. Drew is honored to join the Mills Entertainment family! A proud native Philadelphian, recent credits include Spring Awakening for gun safety (Martha); and the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s (NYMF) 2017 winner for best musical, Generation Me (Lex Harris). Laila has studied dance, voice and acting under broadway veterans, Debbie Allen and Mark Burrell. She thanks her mentors, friends, family and sisters. Special thanks to her mom, who reminds her each day to believe against all odds. Her performances are dedicated to the memory of her Grandfather Edward. “We miss you PopPop.” @lailaericadrew

Shelby Miguel

Shelby is beyond thrilled to embark on her first national tour with American Girl Live!  She moved to New York City in February 2018 after graduating with a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern California. Her favorite credits include singing the national anthem for various sports teams such as the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Clippers, and of course, the USC Trojans. When Shelby’s not working on her craft, sheen joys volunteering as a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  “Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

Monica Poston

Monica Poston is beyond thrilled to share some serious girl power with you! She is in awe of the creative superhumans that brought this uplifting story to life. The humans on stage with her are OK (jk lol, they are magnificent and hilarious [insert heart emoji here]). She wants to thank and give a giant, never ending hug to her parents, her brothers, her best friends, her team at BRS/Gage, every teacher she’s ever had, food, and her floofy cats. Thanks for coming, you’re a doll. Proud BFA: Elon University MT’17. monicaposton.com 

Kelsey Pressnall

Kelsey Pressnall, a Kansas native, earned her BA in Theatre and Arts Administration and has since worked in regional, summer stock, and children’s theatre around the country. Since moving to New York Kelsey has been collaborating on new works and is thrilled to be taking part in American Girl Live! Some of her recent favorite roles have included Becca in Everything Stops in a Storm at 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, Kailyn in The Jersey Devil Doesn’t Exist at The Egg & Spoon Theatre Collective, and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird at Greenbrier Valley Theatre.  

Orisa Gutierrez

Orisa Gutierrez is a 2018 musical theatre graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She is delighted to be making her debut with American Girl Live as the swing for all roles.  She recently contributed to a stage reading as the character Chloe in Trey Anthony’s “How Black Mother’s Say I Love You” directed by Kenny Leon. Credits include: part of the iTheatrics students in “All that Jazz” with Broadway cast of Chicago for John Kandor’s 90th Birthday, extra work in the feature film HappyThankYouMorePlease, short  film Cooties and SesameStreet.  She is thankful for her super supportive family.

 Mari Skoultchi

Mari Skoultchi (Swing) is elated to be a part of this inspiring musical with such an amazing cast, crew and creative team! After growing up in the suburbs of Princeton, NJ she pursued a BA in Theatre Performance with a minor in Spanish from Wagner College. Favorite past shows include Avenue Q (Christmas Eve), Cats (Rumpleteazer), Into the Woods (Little Red), and A Chorus Line (Connie Wong). In her free time, Mari loves to travel. She also has an infinite love for animals, especially dogs. When she’s not performing, she boards and fosters dogs in her home in addition to volunteering at shelters.