Ever since I was a young child, I have wanted to be a performer. When I was about six years old, I can remember going to Disney World with my family, watching productions that starred my favorite Disney characters and feeling the joy it brought me and the other audience members. This joy internally motivated me to join my first musical- “Godspell.” Performing in “Godspell” was definitely a pivotal moment in deciding to pursue vocal performance. Where some people let the anxiety associated with any performance overtake their joy- I use it to fuel me. When I step foot on stage, my heart is overcome with my love for singing and the opportunity to return the very same feeling to the audience members that I get while watching some of my favorite performers. Around the start of highschool, I saw my very first live opera performance- “Carmen”. This performance will always hold a special place in my heart because it was the first time I knew what I was destined to do in life. Watching the amazing cohesion in the ensemble reignited my love for choral music and seeing the confident, striking Carmen tell the tragic story of her love pulled at my heart and drew tears to my eyes. Overall, this was the catalyst that sparked my love for classical music, and I thank God everyday for allowing this moment of inspiration. Shortly thereafter, I began embracing the classical technique and characteristics associated with the old works of Mozart and Handel with my private voice teacher. Everyday posed as an opportunity to foster my talent and one step closer to reaching my dream of becoming an Opera singer.