by Kate Pittard
Today’s Cinderella spotlight is on the princess herself- meet senior EMMA DAHLIN, who plays the title role!
“I do theatre because I have always had an incredible passion for it. I love how far a role can take you, while remembering you are still yourself. It is exceptionally rewarding throughout the whole process of auditions, rehearsals, and performances. I love every part of it.”
“Cinderella will forever be a classic and timeless story. It speaks to the child within all of us, the child that dreams without limits.”
Emma’s Experience with Theatre:
Emma began in Glass Theatre before she was even a student! She played a Party Child/Mother Ginger Child in The Nutcracker for four years. Since then, she has appeared in Liberty Smith as a Colonist/French Courtier, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as a Wife/Pharaoh Girl, The Children’s Hour as Mary Tilford, Pirates of Penzance as a Maiden, Little Women as a Troll/Ensemble, Eurydice as Eurydice, and Pippin as Catherine. She has also spent time backstage as Props Master for 45 Seconds from Broadway and Stage Manager for Bang Bang You’re Dead. Outside of Glass, Emma has worked with Liberty University several times, portraying Amaryllis in The Music Man, Young Jane in Jane Eyre, and a Corny Collins Fan in Hairspray. She played Liza Barret in Simple Gift at Mill Mountain Theatre, a Young Ape in Tarzan at Alluvion Stage Company, and a Ballet Dancer in The King And I at Sweet Briar College.
More About Emma:
“I have been a varsity football cheerleader at Glass for two years and was a captain this past year. I had such a blast because it combines being on a sports team with performing!”