Why She’s Amazing

Michalene McQuide doesn’t want to be a princess. She wants to be more.

Michalene has already transformed her love of entertaining people into an impressive career. She has become a favorite and sought-after regular in Milwaukee’s First Stage productions, including a role in Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat in 2013, an elf and ensemble member in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in 2014 and the role of Sally in 2015’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

In addition to performing, Michalene is a member of an award-winning competitive dance team. She is also competitive in athletics, including volleyball and track. Even more, she donates her time at the church affiliated with her school.

We had a chance to ask Michalene a few questions. Something tells us this amazing girl will soon be a household name!

“I have been called princess, but once people get to know me they see there is more to me than just a happy face.” – Michalene McQuide

Q & A

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up and why?

A: I want to be a singer/dancer/actor because I love being in the spotlight.

Q: What do people say when you tell them that?

A: People support me and tell me that I would be great at it.

Q: Do people ever call you “princess” and, if so, how does that make you feel?

A: I have been called princess, but once people get to know me they see there is more to me than just a happy face. I don’t mind being called a princess, but I have more to offer than what is on the outside.

Q: How did you become interested in the theater?

A: My interest grew once I started taking dance classes. I realized after my first performance on stage that I wanted to do even more than dance and continue to perform for others. I enjoyed seeing people smile in the audience and felt like I was sharing something special.

Q: Do your family and friends support your interest in both of these areas?

A: Yes they do. My mom helps me schedule my singing, dance and acting gigs. I appreciate that she rearranges things to help me achieve my dreams. My dad and grandparents are also very helpful and support me in all of my endeavors.

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Q: Did you ever think you’d be called an “amazing girl” for choosing to do this?

A: No, because I don’t think about being called amazing for doing what I love.

Q: What three words would you like people to use to describe you?

A: Confident, strong, inspirational

Q: What do you want people to know about you outside of your performances?

A: That I fight for what’s right, and no one can stop me from doing what I love.

Q: If you could have ice cream with one person, whom would it be?

A: Ariana Grande

Q: What advice would you give to a girl who wants to be just like you?

A: Don’t be afraid of a challenge and go for it. Look past your fears and don’t doubt yourself. You can do and be much more than you think you can.

Bonus Question: What question would you ask the next Amazing Girl we interview?

A: Did you face any challenges to achieve your goal?

Fun Facts:

  • Her favorite app is Smule Sing.
  • Michalene’s favorite animals are polar bears because she likes the cold, and they seem like big fluffy companions.
  • Her favorite song is “Me myself and I” by G-EazyMusicVEVO.
  • Michalene’s favorite sports team is the Green Bay Packers.
  • Her favorite subject in school is social studies.