“The arts have completely made me who I am,” 19-year-old Angelica Lozada said. “My favorite experience at the arts center most definitely is the rehearsal process and the amount of life-long friends I have now from it—also the joy we all share from experiencing new journeys through our performances and shows. It creates important conversations and not only makes your grow as a performer, but as a human being.”
Angelica’s been part of our AdventHealth School of the Arts since acting in our productions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame last October, and then Ragtime in December. She’s currently rehearsing for our latest show, West Side Story—and you can see her star as Maria on August 6 or 7 in Walt Disney Theater.
On top of mastering musicals, Angelica was even in our elite performance group, The Four Counts, supported by AdventHealth.
“There’s nothing better than creating such a big family like we did [in The Four Counts],” she said. “I was able to be the dance captain, and it has not only been an honor to guide my fellow peers in all the movement we do—but also a pleasure be a part of such a unique group of people that has inspired me in their persistence and talent in all that they do.”
Speaking of talent, Angelica has shown plenty of it—and we’re so looking forward to seeing how she pursues her passions in the future.
“It's improved my memory and created opportunities for me to even support myself,” she said about the performing arts. “It’s my therapy and my way of expression—and I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
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