I fell in love with singing when I was six years old and I haven’t stopped since. My name is McKenna Wells (Kenny) and I am from Redondo Beach, California! I am definitely a “Cali Girl” at heart. I spend every waking moment I have at the beach whether I am swimming in the ocean with friends, stand up paddle boarding with my dad, or tanning with my mom! The beach defines me in many ways. Growing up on the beach made me into the relaxed, easy going girl I am today and I wouldn’t have wanted to grow up anywhere else.
An avid fitness nut and outdoor fanatic, you can pretty much always find me at the gym, the beach, or on a hike. When I am not performing, I just love being outdoors.
I have always loved theatre and I hope to be on Broadway one day. From the moment I saw my first musical, I knew I was going to do it for the rest of my life. It’s amazing to look back on my 10 year old self being so confident in her dreams and I am so lucky to have the family that supported me then and continues to support me now!
I have been in private vocal lessons for over 10 years and I continue to improve everyday with the help of vocal coaches Julie Garnye and Hallie Hogan. Acting became a quick passion of mine when I started theatre in my younger years. Acting this year, especially, has changed me. My passion became even stronger as I worked side by side with Kevin Hoffman at Elon University. A Stanislovski actor at heart, I not only love the way acting makes me feel, but how the work behind the magic fuels my imagination. I love to create and I would want nothing more in this world than to be able to create for more and more people. Acting has made me vulnerable. It has broken down the walls I built up towards life and it has made me into the open and happy person I am today.
After many years of Catholic School and Performing Arts High School (Orange County School of the Arts), I now attend Elon University in North Carolina where I am pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Theatre and a minor in Exercise Science! I am also in the process of becoming an internationally certified personal trainer.