By Amy Maginnis-Honey
Casey Ellis is one proud vocal coach.
Her student, Senzel Ahmady, is starring as Jasmine in Disney’s Theatrical Productions “Aladdin,” arriving Aug. 2 at the Orpheum Theatre for a two-week run.
Ahmady is a 2020 graduate of Rodriguez High School who honed her musical theater skills with Ellis at the Young Artists Academy of Music in Vacaville. She also attended Nelda Munday and Green Valley Middle School.
Ellis said in an email that Ahmady was always eager to learn new things and had quite a stage presence in her youth.