Presley turned 14 on January 8 (Elvis’s birthday). Although this is Presley’s CBT debut she is a third generation performer. Her paternal grandparents met singing on WNOX in 1950 and her father is a professional actor. Presley has studied piano for nine years and voice for seven. Teaching herself guitar, she has exhibited an uncanny ability to write songs since she was four. Rarely has she passed up an opportunity to perform: talent shows, modern dance recitals, lip sync competition (placing 3rd, 4th and 2nd) and dance team at Bearden Middle School. She has also appeared in Knoxville Opera Company’s Lucia di Lammermoor and I Puritani. Presley is profoundly grateful to God for her talent, to CBT for this opportunity to be a part of one of the finest theatre experiences in the country and to her parents for their enthusiastic support.