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Rebecca Wilson

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This month, we had the pleasure of catching up with our Lumiere, Smee, and ALC alumni, Rebecca Wilson!

“…my time at ALC without a doubt sparked my passion for theatre, and musical theatre in particular. I went on to study Drama at Vassar College in New York, where I was able to dig deeper into the art, and continued doing productions into my senior year.”

First off, I don’t even remember how long I did classes at ALC but I know it was many many years. I think my first play was The Wizard of Oz, where I played a flying monkey, and then continued with productions for years after that. My family always likes to talk about the role that “changed it all” when I was Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast. My parents still have a framed picture of me in that gold coat in our house that they love to show off to guests, even though I was probably only in 5th or 6th grade when that production happened.
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Anyway, my time at ALC without a doubt sparked my passion for theatre, and musical theatre in particular. I went on to study Drama at Vassar College in New York, where I was able to dig deeper into the art, and continued doing productions into my senior year. (One of my favorite productions in college was definitely Into the Woods, where I had the pleasure of playing Little Red.) During my college years, I also actually came back to ALC to teach some of the summer and winter classes, and this helped start my career in theatre education.
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When I graduated Vassar in 2017, I went on to have an internship at A Noise Within theatre, a repertory theatre in Pasadena, in their education department. I stayed at ANW for nearly three years and worked my way from intern to associate, and eventually to Education Manager. I loved working at ANW where I was able to combine my passion for theatre arts with my interest in education.
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About a year ago, I made the transition out of theatre and into the film & tv world. Living in LA, I’ve always been so fascinated by the industry, and really wanted to see if that was the right path for me. I was overwhelmingly happy to receive a job offer at the Walt Disney Studios, where I currently work.

I do hope to one day get back on the stage, even if just for a moment.