Emily Ahrens is an actor, singer, and dancer based in the Midwest (Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin). Emily has recently been cast at Thunder Bay Theatre as a core company actor for their 2019 season. Emily's training includes a B.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay (May 2018) and the Open Jar Institute. While in school, Emily worked one-on-one with New York playwright Robin Rice in Rice's latest production of PLAY NICE! and with Tony and Pulitzer prize nominated playwright, Lee Blessing, during his latest production of THE HOURGLASS PROJECT. Emily's work has garnered attention at the American College Theatre Festival out of the Kennedy Center, earning her five Irene Ryan nominations. Emily's recent credits include: Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (The Duluth Playhouse), LUISA in THE FANTASTICKS, and Ballet Girl in ELEPHANT'S GRAVEYARD (St. Croix Festival Theatre). Emily's passions outside of her work as an artist include traveling, outdoor recreation (especially hiking and paddle boarding), training for half marathons, working with children, and all things Disney.