Ashley Klinger as Kristine in A Chorus Line
I grew up in a small town called Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. I am a fourth-generation dancer so I studied under my grandmother and later my aunts.
Since dancing was in my blood it only made sense to become a dancer. I fell in love with musical theater after many visits to New York City to see Broadway shows. Naturally, my mentors are mostly family members.
I fell in love with A Chorus Line in high school in its most recent revival. I was fortunate enough to play the role of Kristine while completing college on the national tour. I have seen the movie but the movie that hit home the most was the documentary Every Little Step. It shows the process of the Broadway revival auditions and it hits home every time. I appreciate film adaptations of musicals as it is a great way for the general public to see shows.
I love many shows for all sorts of reasons, but a big goal of mine is to originate a role on Broadway.