Marlena Becker always knew she would be a performer. At age four, Marlena’s daily routine was to pick a Disney musical, dress up as the lead character, and perform a one-woman show along with the movie. To no one’s surprise, Marlena quickly joined the drama program at her public school. And the rest is history. She recently graduated from the Ray Bolger Musical Theater program at UCLA (Summa Cum Laude). Marlena has always loved children, and she uses her musical training to teach groups of children at the Boys and Girls Club as well as individual students in private vocal lessons. Marlena is so excited to join the cast of Party Karacters, so she can recreate the same joy she felt as a child for other children. Marlena is the Operations and Outreach Manager at PRESENT NOW, a nonprofit organization that delivers joy to children in domestic violence shelters. She is also an actor in The Wallis Studio Ensemble, and she hopes to inspire others, especially children, to follow their theatrical dreams.