Name: Emily Gallagher
Acting and/or singing experience?
I am a classically trained singer with a degree in vocal performance from Carnegie Mellon. I have performed on stages across the United State as well as internationally.
I work as a piano and voice teacher at Winchester Thurston Elementary School, direct a children’s choir at Christ United Methodist church in Bethel Park, and work as a teaching artist for Pittsburgh Festival Opera.
Any awards you’ve won for performance or cosplay?
Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition Winner, 2019
What do you do outside of princessing ?
I also work as in the marketing department for Carnegie Mellon School of Music.
How long have you worked for Ever After Events?
List of characters you’ve been friends with?
Snow Queen, Snow Princess, Little Mermaid, Tinker Fairy, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Fairy Godmother
Favorite/least favorite characters you’ve been friends with (top/bottom 5)?
I like them all for different reasons.
Best/worst parts of being a performer?
As a professional singer, I am often in stressful, high-pressure audition settings where I am critiqued on my every move and sound. I love performing as a princess because the joy that I am able to bring to children makes me feel like my work as a performer is valuable and meaningful and reminds me why I chose to be a performer in the first place.
Favorite memory from a party/event?
When I was friends with Snow White at the ball and everyone was told to go to their favorite princess for the parade and NO ONE came over to me. LOL But actually…one of my favorite parties was the first one I did as the Snow Queen with Katt as the Snow Princess; nothing specific was special about it but it was so much fun.
Who is your favorite character and why?
I really relate to Belle because I love to read, and I am constantly trying to find the best in every person I meet.
“Everybody says don’t, everybody says can’t. Everybody says wait around for miracles, that’s the way the world is made. I insist on miracles, if you do them—miracles, nothing to them. I say don’t—don’t be afraid!” –Stephen Sondheim, Anyone Can Whistle
Fun fact about you ?
I love to bake (mostly because I like eating what I make)!