Ayanna is honored to participate in the festival this year. Her favorite roles include: Kate in The Wild Party (A/C Theatre Company), Deloris Van Cartier in Sister Act (QCPAC), and Nehebka in Aida (Hale Centre Theatre). She studied under Jeff Whiting, Laura Osnes, and other Broadway professionals at the Open Jar Institute. Ayanna received the Artist of Promise award from the Maricopa Community Colleges. She thanks her family for their support.