Born in Waimea on the big island of Hawaii, Sierra Pi‘ikea Gleason (Attendant to Hina) is a junior at Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi. Though she is very committed to academics, there is an adjacent and equally significant place in her heart for musical theatre. She spends her free time singing, acting, and riding and caring for her beautiful horse, Sparky. Her involvement in theatre began with High School, limiting her experience to an extra in two of her school’s productions (Fiddler on the Roof and The Sinking of the Malolo) and Graziella in West Side Story. She surely hopes to acquire many more performing skills during the coming years through the incredible opportunities offered through her school. Attending the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland will expose her to not only different acting styles, skills and talent, but also to different people, cultures, strategies, practices, and much, much more. She is looking forward to absorbing all that she can from this extraordinary experience, applying what she learned there to herself, then sharing it with others that love performing as much as she does. She’d like to thank her family for allowing her the resources they could afford and always having her success in mind. Mahalo nui for your support to make this adventure possible!