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Arlesia McGowan '19

Arlesia Grace McGowan grew up in Sachse, Texas. She began her classical ballet training at the age of two with Pat and Tanju Tuzer of The Tuzer Ballet.  Later, she trained with Kathy Chamberlain of Chamberlain Performing Arts for 5 years.  In her 16 years of studying ballet, Arlesia has participated in various summer ballet intensives.  While a member of Chamberlain’s Ballet Company, she performed in acclaimed productions such as, Celebrate Broadway’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast ("Be our Guest"), The Nutcracker, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty, Peter and the Wolf, and many more. Recently, Arlesia choreographed and performed her original piece, "Serendipitous Valediction," at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas.  Arlesia is passionate about the arts. She is also an avid pianist and vocalist and has received national recognition for her talent.