MIKAELA JOHNSON plays “Jasmine,” a teenager from an urban background who finds herself feeling on foreign soil in private school. Mikhaela, a junior at Western Michigan University, is a multi-talented performer, having studied voice, dance, piano and acting. She is pursuing a bachelor’s in fine arts in acting at Western, where she’s appeared in such productions as Dominique Morisseau’s “Blood at the Root” and Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as well as directed one show. Mikaela has had the privilege of serving as a teaching assistant for “Voice and Movement 1” and “Intro to Acting” classes for Professor Elizabeth Terrel. Her first exposure to live theatre was the improv after school program at her middle school, then she focused on theatre at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School and soon after joined Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.