Who is Tori Sicklick?
I always knew I wanted to perform on stage. As the youngest of three girls, growing up in the small town of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, I knew I had to make my mark somehow. Following in my sisters' footsteps, my parents put me in ballet classes at age three. I loved ballet, but I wanted to do more than that. My parents took us to see the revival of 42nd Street on Broadway and as soon as that curtain rose and I saw those chorus girls singing and dancing, I was HOOKED.
I attended Bergen County Academies for high school, which jumpstarted my passion and drive for musical theatre as a career. With a crazy packed school schedule, tons of rehearsals, and extracurriculars, I started to understand what it really took to achieve my dreams. I even received the Rising Star Award from Paper Mill Playhouse during my senior year for my work as Dance Captain on our production of Brigadoon!
I then made the move to Salt Lake City to earn my BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Utah. Throughout my four years of college, I deepened my love for musical theatre, rediscovered my love for playwriting, and took as many classes as possible in different sects of the Theatre Department and outside of my major to make the most of my education. I worked closely with Program Head, Denny Berry (Associate Choreographer for The Phantom of the Opera) on many productions as her assistant choreographer/dance captain, as well as traveling alongside Denny to Oberhausen, Germany, where she was mounting a new production of Phantom in Fall 2015. I graduated in May 2017 and made the move to New York City!
Alongside all of this, I have kept up an active YouTube channel since 2010 (http://youtube.com/tss6295). I've been documenting my life since I was fourteen years old, taking my viewers through high school, college, and post grad life. I post videos about tv shows I'm watching, opinions about things in pop culture, and vlogs showing my daily life. Since moving to New York, I've created a series called "Theatre Talk," where I discuss the New York audition scene through vlogs of audition days, reviews of Broadway shows, and more. I love video editing and it gives me a creative outlet to express myself when not performing in a show!