Emma Parssi, a sophomore at Wellington High School, has been accepted into the prestigious Broadway Theatre Project’s summer intensive, where she will apprentice with world-class artists and teachers from across the country. At 15, Parssi is the youngest performer accepted into the program. Of 6,000 applicants nationwide, only 100 were accepted. The program’s administrators were impressed with her application video and letter of recommendation from former Rockette Kimberly Dawn Smith, her tap instructor at Susan Lyle Studios in Greenacres.
The program runs from July 7 through July 28, culminating in a three-day festival beginning July 25 for family members and the general public at the University of South Florida.
One of the most renowned summer training intensives for high school and college students who wish to further their education within all disciplines of musical theatre, the program’s alumni have performed extensively in Broadway houses and on national tours, motion pictures, television and other media.
Students chosen to apprentice will eat, sleep and breathe musical theatre, with complete immersion in all aspects of dance, acting and voice.
Above: Emma Parssi