Wesley was a youth teller twice before at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. He has appeared in numerous productions with Desert Star and University of Utah Youth Theater programs. He just completed Newsies at the Murray Amphitheater. One of his favorite roles was playing Jack in Into the Woods. He is also an accomplished aerialist, gymnast, ballroom dancer, and fedora wearer.
Sky Byrd is 12 and in the 5th grade at Owsley county elementary school. For 4 consecutive years. Sky has held the title of Ask Kentucky Youth Storytelling torchbearer awarded from the Kentucky storytelling association to exceptional youth storytellers ages 7-17. Sky tells traditional Appalachian stories she learned from Mrs. Octavia Sexton and is developing an interest in creating original stories. She has told stories and led workshops at festivals, libraries, and schools around Kentucky.
Nisi is 10 years old and starting 5th grade this fall. She is the 4th of 8 children. Her father is from Fiji and her mother from Utah. Being Polynesian, she loves her culture dancing Hawaiian, Tahitian, Fijian and Rotuman. She loves singing, acting, performing, along with playing soccer, basketball and tennis. She is always smiling, helping others, and serving on her school’s Hope Squad. She brings so much love and light to all those around her.
Mckenna is a 4th grader from Utah and the oldest of 4 children. She is creative and her many interests include soccer, legos, reading, writing stories, music, and art. Storytelling has been a great opportunity for her to use her creativity. Mckenna has been participating in storytelling since kindergarten, and is excited to tell her story in the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival this year!
Matthew lives in Utah and is in seventh grade. He enjoys telling stories that go with drawings he creates. This active imagination extends to his other areas of interest – Legos, trains, swimming, Nerf guns, and science.