Ally Borgstrom is a professional actor and teaching artist based out of the Philadelphia area and very excited to be working with FTA! She received her dual degree in Musical Theater and Marketing at DeSales University making her an expert in both the art and business side of theater. Her training included dance (tap, jazz, ballet), acting for both the camera and the stage (contemporary and classic works), and intensive vocal study. Ally is also familiar with various acting techniques such as the Stanislavsky system and the Meisner method, as well as a strong background in the history of theater derived from her BA. One of Ally’s favorite subjects of study was Shakespeare, as she spent three summers (12 productions) at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, a leading theater company with an emerging national reputation for excellence. There, she performed alongside Broadway veterans such as Dee Roscioli (Elphaba, Wicked), Rachel Potter (Wednesday Addams, The Addams Family), Mike Eldred (Jean Valjean,Les Miserables), Delaney Westfall (Lauren, Kinky Boots) and even international opera star, Paulo Szot. Her favorite regional credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Bianca), The Little Mermaid (The Little Mermaid), Blithe Spirit (Edith), Les Miserables (featured ensemble) among others at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Cinderella (Cinderella), Beauty and the Beast (Babette) at the Growing Stage, and Hitler’s Tasters (Margo, world premiere) and Dracula (Bride of Dracula) at Centenary Stage Company. Educational favorites include Little Women the Musical (Jo March), Young Frankenstein (Inga), and Bus Stop (Cherie).
As a teaching artist Ally has directed, offered private coaching sessions, masterclasses on stage makeup, as well as Musical theater intensive workshops. She has experience working with various age groups and abilities including children on the autism spectrum. Ally is extremely passionate about getting every student involved in the arts as she herself has felt the positive impact that being in the arts has had on her and those around her.