Yaya is excited to be making her LightBox Theatre Company debut! She is a senior at Orestimba High School in Newman and has been performing since age nine. She recently played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. She has worked with the Sierra Repertory Theatre (recently in The Music Man) and performed with the Modesto Performing Arts and Playhouse Merced. Her favorite roles included Miss Hannigan in Annie and The Witch in Into The Woods. Yaya will be attending Ball State University in the Fall and has dreams of someday performing on Broadway. Her favorite children’s books are The Giving Tree and Pizza Pat. She hopes you enjoy the show!