Elya Faye Bottiger is a Chicago based actress. She is also a trained singer and dancer. Her recent Chicago credits include "The Little Mermaid" at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, "Little Me", "Babes in Arms", and "Applause" at Porchlight Music Theatre, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" at Open Door Repertory Theatre, "At Mister Kelly's" and "Holiday Stories" with Three Cat Productions, and "Oklahoma!" at Columbia College Chicago. This past summer Elya Faye was a resident company member at Timberlake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, IL for her second season. There she was in "Gypsy", "Rock of Ages", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", 'Titanic", "Mary Poppins", "Ah, Wildrness!", "Evita", "Scapino!", "Carousel", and "Little Shop of Horrors". She was also featured in Porchlight Music Theatre's "New Faces Sing Broadway 1972". Ms. Bottiger is graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance at Columbia College Chicago this May.
Bottiger grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. At seven years old she knew she loved to act, sing, and dance and has pursued the art ever since. Elya Faye is also passionate about teaching and dreams of opening up her own performing arts conservatory for youth to teach life skills through theatre.
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