Artist Profile: Bailey Johnston


For this week’s artist profile, we will highlight the talent of West Side Story’s own Bailey Johnson. During her 5 years here at WCI, Bailey has been featured in 7 shows, including both Multi and Concept, spirit assemblies, choir, Vocal Project, as well as many coffee houses. Most recently, Bailey landed the part of Anita in this years school musical. With her years of dance training and killer voice, she was definitely a perfect fit for this role.

Not only does Bailey shine on the stage, but also behind the scenes as well. Formerly a dance director from Multi 2016, Bailey is taking on the new challenge of choreographing and directing this year’s spirit dancers, which will be performing at the Spirit of Waterloo (Battle) this fall.

When asked what advice she’d give to her younger self, she said “It would be don’t let your anxiety dictate your life. Even though I want to avoid things, it’s very satisfying to get up and participate rather than not.” She also said “I love performing because I love to prove myself wrong. I love that feeling of winning against the only thing that prevents me from being me”.