Ava Russell (Belinda)

This production is Ava’s ACT Theatre debut! The 16-year-old began acting at the age of 6. Ava is a 10th grader at Lakeside School, where she enjoys partaking in all things drama and STEM. Some of her favorite roles include Lucy in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka. Ava is honored to take part in this beloved Seattle tradition, especially coming out of such a polarizing time where now, all of us have the opportunity to come together and bring back the magic of live theater and in-person audiences. Ava would like to give a special thanks to everyone on the creative team, technical crew, the cast, and anyone else who made this production possible. Enjoy the show!