Student of the Month – Autumn Campbell


 What companies/classes are you currently in?

I am currently a Tap Cat 1 with George, a Jazzcat with Tori and a member of the Hoofers Company.


When did you start at Center Stage?

I started late; I began dancing at Center Stage when I was 7 and my first recital was Radiowaves.


Do you remember your first dance routine?

My first dance routine was to the song What Time Is It from High School Musical 2 choreographed by Sue with Shannie as the assistant. The costume was black velvet and had purple and highlighter yellow accents on it. My favorite part of the costume was the bandana.


What was your Center Stage journey?

My Center Stage Journey has been an amazing experience. I started as a Jr Cougar and worked through all of the companies, including the C.A.T.S. Apprentice Program, and finally ending with Jazzcats. I not only made relationships that I will always appreciate and never forget, I also learned about hard work and dedication.


Why has it been worth all of the energy you’ve put in to it and the sacrifices you’ve made?

Center Stage easily became a second home to me. I could always get to dance in a bad mood and leave forgetting why I was even mad. My experience at Center Stage was amazing because I was able to mature comfortably and learn valuable lessons to prepare me for the road ahead. At the end of it all, I even know how to juggle!


Do you do other outside of school activities?

I participate in a few charities, including Cinderella’s Closet which is a prom boutique that provides dresses, jewelry, and shoes to people that can’t afford them.


What’s your favorite movie and why?

I’m such a movie person that I have a billion favorite movies. A few favorites are: Tangled, Divergent, The Proposal,The Incredibles, and Step Brothers.


Favorite Broadway show?

My favorite Broadway show is Finding Neverland.


First Broadway show?

My first show was Jersey Boys.


Favorite food?



First celebrity crush?

My first celebrity crush was Chris Brown because my sister was obsessed with him so being the younger sister I had to copy her.


TV Show you’re embarrassed to admit you used to watch?

Keeping Up With The Kardashians…


If you were an animal, what animal would you be?

If I were an animal, I would be a giraffe because I’m so tall that I tower over everyone.


When do you remember laughing the hardest?

One of the hardest times I’ve ever laughed was over the summer when my best friend and I were driving home from Buffalo Wild Wings and we recognized our friends- in a group of about 5 cars- racing home behind us. When our friends got close to our car, we decided to slow down and block them in. At this point, we were already laughing uncontrollably, but what really set us off was when the first car cut in front of us. After the first car, the whole group of our friends began SPEEDING past us reaching about 90 mph.


If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be?

I would have dinner with Maya Angelou because I always admired her attitude and philosophies on life.


What’s next?

Next I plan on attending college and getting a good taste of the real world. I am excited to become more independent and explore the different cultures of the world.


Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I picture myself graduated from college and living a comfortable life with a husband and career that I love.


Will you come back to visit Center Stage, or are you gone for good when you’re out the door?

Of course I will come back and visit! Center Stage is like my second home, I could never just leave and not come back.