Colleen Furlan

Colleen is a 19-year-old prairie girl born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She's just finished her first year at the University of Manitoba, where she hopes to finish a Bachelor of Music degree.

Colleen loves all variety of dance, and is an accomplished highland dancer. The first stage production she ever saw was The Lion King, where she got a chance to go backstage and meet the cast!

As a young girl, Colleen remembers hearing stories about life on stage from her grandmother, who also was a theatre performer.

One of Colleen's astonishing career highlights was performing for the Queen of England where she had the opportunity to meet Her Majesty. Colleen looks up to famed Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.

Colleen can sing in German, Italian and French, and can also speak French. If she won the role of Dorothy, she says it would be the best job ever. She has a pet dog named Duke and a cat named Felix. Her favourite songs to sing are Let the Night Begin and Somewhere Over the Rainbow.