Blue-Eyed Belle

Actress. Singer. Costumer. Writer.

Though these are the most prominent of my hobbies and talents, I am a girl of many interests. But before I get to those…

I was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia on April 25th, 1997. My full name is Ansleigh Shae Harrison, but I am frequently mistaken as an “Ashleigh.” I have a sixteen year old sister who also doubles as my best friend. I love anything to do with Disney. The first thing people tend to notice about me is my blue eyes. My favorite Disney princess is Belle, and my good friend Toni thought I looked so much like her that he started calling me “Blue-eyed Belle” (hence my title). I’m a Christian, so going to church is a huge blog 29part of my life. When I was in kindergarten, I started going to choir at my church. I sang in the ensemble of all of our productions until I was in the fifth grade, when my mother and choir director forced me to audition for a part. Shy, little introverted Ansleigh did as she was told and was given the lead in a Christmas production called Candy Cane Lane. I immediately fell in love with performing, but I’m also very athletic. I acted in several shows in middle school, but cheerleading was a huge love of mine. In ninth grade, I tried out for the varsity competition cheerleading squad at my high school, Hebron Christian Academy, and made it. For two years, I juggled hours of practices, football games, and competitions, while also struggling to continue performing. After juggling a supporting role in a play, varsity softball, a lead in a musical, and basketball cheerleading my junior year, I realized how much I loved theatre. I quit cheerleading for good to pursue what I am now majoring in: Theatre Arts.

In my free time, I love to paint, read, write blogs and novels, sew, and practice photography. But theatre and music remain my favorite extracurriculars. I am a senior Theatre Arts major with a Mass Communications minor. I am a part of the Piedmont College Singers, and have taken voice lessons all four years at Piedmont. I became interested in costumes my sophomore year, and have since then costume designed three shows–one being Piedmont’s mainstage production of The Shadow Box. I helped start a religious organization on campus called ILTEL (Intentionally Loving to Eternally Live) and am the Media Coordinator for the group. I’m a part of several societies on campus, such as Alpha Psi Omega, The Torch, and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

And just to sum myself up…

I absent-mindedly tap dance when I’m bored, I love all things Audrey Hepburn, I am constantly laughing, I love to sing at the top of my lungs, and I am a devout Christ-follower.

Thanks for taking the time to read about my quirky but blessed life.

Sincerely,

Ans

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