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Billy Elliot - Broadway

A life-affirming musical about a young boy beating all odds to fulfill his dream.

Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Had a One Track Mind in School

Billy Elliot’s Emily Skinner Had a One Track Mind in School
Emily Skinner
Do you think Emily Skinner hated math?

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom, sharing memories of favorite subjects and activities and describing their younger selves. Tony nominee Emily Skinner is currently chain-smoking her way through Billy Elliot as colorful ballet teacher Mrs. Wilkinson—no thanks to her high school math classes!

What advice would you give to your school-age self?
"Oh, girl! You better work on that math. You're gonna neeeeeeeeeed it."

What class did you dread and why?
Math, anyone?

What is your most embarrassing school moment?
Every day. In math class. Ahem.

In which extracurricular activities did you participate?
Anything that involved no math.

Describe your school-age self in three words.
TOTAL MATH LOATHER.

Keep checking back for more School Days memories from your favorite stars.

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