A Star Is Born
Zella just had her stage debut in the musical, How to Eat Like a Child – And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up; a production from her dance studio at the McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts. What made this musical unique was the cast of only kids 11 years old and younger. And with Zella being 5 years old, she was easily the youngest.
Despite all that, she did great! She was full of confidence and exhibited a surprising amount of stage presence.
Through two solid months of Friday night and Saturday afternoon practices and numerous walk-throughs, Zella never once wanted to stop, quit, or leave early.
And that is what I am most proud of: She tried her best and never gave up.