Park City High Senior Gives it Her All on Stage

PCHS senior Alexa Wilcox portraying Jo in “Little Women” (photo  by Riki Case)

Editor’s Note: In the coming weeks leading up to graduation, we will highlight Park City High seniors and their outstanding accomplishments.

Alexa Wilcox is a drama queen — literally! The Park City High senior has an impressive list of performing arts accolades not only theater, but also dance. Her accomplishments are so impressive that she will be attending the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University for its musical theater Bachelor of Fine Arts program, with a dance concentration. After two months of auditioning, she decided to enroll at Roosevelt University where she has been awarded a prestigious talent-based scholarship.

During the months of January and February she missed school frequently to audition for programs at several universities. Through it all, she has maintained a rigorous academic schedule taking six Advanced Placement classes this year and last.

Wilcox’s theater accomplishments are many. She was a finalist for best actress at the 2016-17 Utah Musical Theater Awards for her role as Jo in “Little Women,” and has had lead roles at the school, including Anne Frank in “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Wednesday Addams in“The Addams Family,” and Mary Warren in “The Crucible.”

“Alexa’s drive and talent within the field of theatre is only secondary to her deep respect to every character she creates on stage,” said PCHS theater teacher and director Rick Kimball. “Whether it is a young pioneering writer or a psychopath, she commits fully on stage with every fiber of her being.”

Her dance honors are just as impressive. She won second place at the Shakespeare Festival for an interpretive dance with Kalli Peers, has been on the PCHS Dance Company for the past three years, and she and Peers were selected to attend a a national high school dance festival at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Penn., for a number they choreographed and performed.

Last summer she was one of only 12 high school students to participate in the Emerging Young Artists program at Webster University and the prestigious MUNY in St. Louis. MUNY is America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater. She has qualified for national Classical Singer Music Voice competition for four consecutive years and has been an Individual scholarship award winner with the Artists Simply Human Dance Convention.

“She is such a caring and devoted artist and it has been a privilege to work with her,” Kimball said. “I am absolutely certain she will achieve amazing things on stage and in life.”

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