"I WANT TO DO THAT AGAIN!!!!"
-Mandy McDonell, age 3, in front of the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts after her 1st dance recital.
Hi! I was born and raised in California with my Mom, Dad, and Brother. Growing up I kept very busy with school work, dance classes, voice lessons, Soccer, Field Hockey, and performances with Children's Musical Theater San Jose and at my high school (Archbishop Mitty). After graduating from Mitty, I attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and majored in Musical Theatre. I was fortunate to participate in professional shows while still in college at Pioneer Theater Company (located on the U's campus). When I could, I took advantage of Utah's amazing hiking and skiing and even got to float in the Great Salt Lake! I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the U with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in Psychology.