Daquinn Lloyd
  • Area of Study: Spanish BA, Dance and Linguistics Minor
  • Current City: Orlando, Florida
  • Graduation Date: Spring 2012
  • Current Occupation: Character Performer at Walt Disney World

Why did you choose WCU and/or the Department of Theatre and Dance?
I chose Theatre and Dance because I was amazed by musical theatre and wanted to learn more. Then, I became more interested and concentrated in the world of dance.

What training or education did the Dept of Theatre and Dance provide for you that relates to your current occupation?
I was able to get an in-depth knowledge of the different types of dancing, both historically and physically. Currently, I can manipulate my body to any various of dance style.

What is a typical day like for you?
I typically do four to six shows a day at Disney's Animal Kingdom at the Festival of the Lion King show.

What advice would you give to someone who would like to enter your field?
The entertainment field is always subject to change. But it is you that is giving life to that performance so perform like it's the first time you are ever performing. Especially if it's your eighth performance of the day. Always give your best. Finally, dance for yourself. It feels so amazing!

What is your favorite memory of being a student at WCU and/or in the Department of Theatre and Dance?
My favorite memory of being a student was the activities and daily life I had with my friends and professors. College was truly an amazing time and I wouldn't have changed anything. I've learned so much about myself and the world at WCU and I am thankful for everything it had to offer.