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Chloe Voreis Betty Lynn Buckley Awards Mansfield, TX

How did you get into theater?

I knew that I was meant to do musical theater when I was four years old. I went with my pre-school to a performance of "Yankee Doodle Dandies" at a local theater, and during the performance, I turned to my mom and said, "I want to do that." At five, I was cast in my first show, "Jack and the Giant," at that very theater. My parents, on the other hand, knew long before I did that I had a desire to be on stage. They realized this when, at three years old, I climbed onto an empty stage during a Disney cruise and began dancing and singing for the people on board.

Tell us about your family.

My mom loves to play piano for musicals, so she would always take me with her to her rehearsals at night when I was a child. Because of this, I was exposed to the arts at a very young age and basically grew up in the lifestyle. My mom and I have done numerous shows together, and she even played piano for the show that got me to the Jimmy's!

Who are some of your role models in entertainment?

Sutton Foster. I can't even begin to explain how much I admire her. She is so unbelievably talented in every aspect. Not only that, but she is so goofy and hilarious… I also admire Kristen Wiig. I think she is, hands down, one of the funniest women in Hollywood.

Special Skills

Proficiency in reading music, improvisation skills, creative writing, some piano, photography, public speaking, and yoga

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