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Student Spotlight: Addison Swiatek

1. How old are you?


2. What are the activities you do at Garden Street?

I do voice, ballet, tap, musical theatre, and song and dance. I am also part of the Garden Street competition team.

3. What made you join the classes?

I’ve always wanted to sing and act, and once we did Hoboken Tale this past winter, I thought it would be fun to dance too. After that I joined the competition team in January.

4. What is your favorite class to take and why?

My favorite class is my voice lesson with Mari because we always have a lot of fun, and singing is my favorite thing to do.

5. What is the hardest part about musical theater?

The hardest part is probably just moving on after a performance. You’ll mess up sometimes, and you have to remember it happens to everyone. Don’t keep going back to it and just let it help your next performance.

6. What is your favorite thing about being on the competition team at Garden Street?

I love how close we are, and knowing that even if you mess up big time when you perform, they’ll still cheer you on and tell you that you were great.

7. Do you have a favorite performance memory?

My favorite performing memory was on closing night of Hoboken Tale, and we were all hugging at the end. I had had so much fun with the show.

8. Do activities do you do outside of Garden Street?

I do track, swim team in the summer, and in the fall, I play volleyball.

9. What advice would you give to kids looking to get into performing?

I would say just go for it, because it might be something that you end up loving.

10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I hope to still be singing, and acting, and dancing, because I love all of these things and I hope I keep them with me for the rest of my life.

11. What are your dream roles?

I have always wanted to be Éponine in Les Mis, Elphaba in Wicked, or Matilda in Matilda.

12. Fun Fact: I have ridden horses for 3 years.

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