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Lili Froehlich



Lili Froehlich was born and raised in Weatherford Texas, a small town near Dallas/Fort Worth. Her mother, Valerie, was a dancer, and began teaching Lili to dance on their kitchen floor. Valerie quickly realized her daughter’s affinity for dance and immediately put her in dance classes. Lili soaked it all up like a sponge! When she was 6, Lili auditioned for Pepito’s Story, a dance production being put on in Fort Worth by Debbie Allen and starring Rasta Thomas. Lili was chosen out of hundreds of children to play one of the lead children’s roles, the red ladybug. 

From there Lili was hooked. She went on to receive scholarships to the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Summer Intensive 2 years in a row, a one-month scholarship to the Edge Performing Arts Center in LA, and attended the Broadway Theatre Project in Tampa Florida before graduating High School. She also performed professionally at Casa Manana Theatre, the Bass Performance Hall, and the Lyric Stage in shows like Alice in Wonderland (Alice), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), West Side Story (Anybodys), and Carousel (Louise) for which she won the Chita Rivera Dance Award. 

Lili then went on to attend Otterbein University in Westerville Ohio and receive a BFA in Musical Theatre with a dance concentration. During the summers, Lili worked at the MUNY in St. Louis performing 6 shows there such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Alice), The Little Mermaid (Adela), and many more! 

At the end of her senior year she got to intern for Andy Blankenbuehler, an experience that helped shape her into the person and artist that she is today. She then got cast in the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat directed and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler. Lili was thrilled! She got to travel and explore the country along side a wonderful group of people for 15 months and perform an exemplary production- what could be better!? 

Outside of theatre Lili loves reading, cooking, hiking, and teaching. She has worked extensively with the non-profit organization Artists Striving to End Poverty as a teaching artist and is extremely passionate about social justice. Lili would like to thank her parents for their endless love and support, her friends for being a constant source of fulfillment, and Andy Blankenbuehler, her mentor, for inspiring her daily.