19-year-old Darbi Dombrowski could sing before she could talk!! Her parents never understood a word she said EXCEPT when she sang the entire soundtrack of the Wizard of Oz at the age of 3. Darbi began competing and performing at 7 years old and has won many awards including first place honors at Access Broadway, was crowned Miss Michigan in the Sweetheart division, placed Top 10 in Nationals, and more!
Darbi has taken her aspirations to New York City, attending Broadway camps and working with top New York vocal coaches. Darbi is currently attending the University of Oklahoma, where she won the lead role in the award-winning act of OU's University Sing.
Classically trained in Opera, Ursula Grace Fuller’s greatest thrill was to be included in Michigan Opera Theater’s 2010 performance of Tosca in the principal role “Shepherd Boy” and to perform on the same stage as the amazing Italian diva Tiziana Caruso.
Also active in theater, Ursula has appeared in the roles “Elle” in Legally Blonde, “Annie” in Annie, "Amber" in Hairspray, and "Little Girl" in Ragtime.
Ursula loves all genres of music and has won First Places in Classical, Pop, and Broadway divisions at American Guild of Music competitions, was a state finalist for three years running at regional Michigan Solo and Ensemble, a talent winner in 2011 and 2012 for Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen, and received several awards in classical vocal competitions in 2014.
17-year-old Kelsey Leighannah Hollis served as the youngest ever Miss Houston County High School in 2014. Kelsey has also competed in South Georgia Regional Church of God’s “Jr. Teen Talent” and “Teen Talent” where she won the overall 1st place female vocal award with superior ratings.
Last June Kelsey was crowned Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2016. She was a double preliminary winner and won the Overall Interview, Talent, and Evening Gown/On Stage Question Awards. She went on to place 2nd runner-up at the 2017 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant. This year Kelsey graduates from Houston County High School where she founded the Miss Houston County Queen of Summer Pageant, a pageant which honors girls with disabilities.
As no stranger to the stage - “Little Town Nowhere,” Virginia native, Cassie Donegan moved to Nashville, TN to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre at Belmont University. Some of her stage credits include: Legally Blonde (Elle Woods); Tarzan (Jane Porter); The Addams Family (Wednesday); Children of Eden (Yonah); The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy); Hairspray (Penny) and more!
She has participated in and won numerous awards on state and national levels in competitions including NATS, ODACS, AACS, and more. Cassie participated in the Miss America Organization where she was crowned Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen. She continued on to place in the top 5 of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and win the Outstanding Vocalist and Talent awards.
By The Way Girls
We are so excited to welcome our newest members to By The Way girls,
Kelsey & Cassie!
Stay tuned for new music and updates coming this summer!
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