Welcome to Beyond the Footlights, a personal/lifestyle blog, centered on what it’s like leading life as a performer with a variety of passions off the stage!
My name is Angela, and I am an actor/singer/dancer currently based in PA! In May, I graduated with my B.A. in Musical Theatre from DeSales University, and I recently obtained my 200-hour yoga teaching certificate! In addition to performing, I love yoga, writing, bullet journaling, reading, and Billy Joel!
When I had to leave my senior year early and return home to finish my education due to the pandemic, I started thinking a lot about how I would occupy myself, how I would keep my creativity alive, and what I loved doing besides performing (since my performance opportunities were few and far between on zoom).
I love writing, and I had been thinking pretty consistently about starting a blog; quarantine gave me lots of time to do that. So, here we are! I am so excited to be creating content not only for myself and my joy, but for yours as well!
I have a deep respect and love for self-care, and in the last year, I have come to understand how important it is to take care of oneself- both as a performer and as a human.
Too often (and sometimes too easily) we get so caught up in the busy business of the theatrical world, that we forget to hug ourselves a little tighter and remind ourselves that we are only human. I want everyone to know that their passions, performance related or not, are unique, important, and necessary. I wanted to start this blog to share importance of taking care of ourselves, and nurturing the passions that we have beyond the footlights.
I am so happy to have you on this journey with me! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss a moment of the action!