Ally Antonelli is not your average 10 year old. She is a triple threat – she can sing, dance, and act. She recently appeared in the starring role of “Annie” at the Fourth Street Presbyterian Church and received astounding accolades and amazing reviews. Her striking beauty is equally balanced by her bright and energetic personality. She has a star quality and this past March 17t Ally let it shine when she sang the National Anthem at the Boston Celtics game to a packed TD Bank Garden. Most adults – let alone 10 year olds, – can’t put singing to a crowd of over 15,000 on their resume.
But on the other hand, Ally is just like your typical adolescent girl. She is in the Advanced Work Program in the fourth grade at the Condon School. Her favorite subject is “swimming” and she loves to hang out with her friends. Lavender and turquoise are her favorite colors and she loves the song “Tick Tock” by Kesha. Selena Gomez the actress from the Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place is one of the stars she admires. But Selena Gomez has nothing over Ally.
Ally practices dance four to five times a week. She takes classes from the Joanne Langioni Dance Center in Newton and also a hip hop class at the Boston Athletic Club taught by Ally’s mom Rene Martin an accomplished dancer and choreographer herself. “My mom is a great teacher!” says Ally. And Rene couldn’t be more proud of her daughter too. “To see her up there singing in front of all those people was so amazing! She seemed so calm!” says Rene.
“I was so nervous I was shaking,” says Ally. But a nervous little girl was quickly replaced with a confident and talented rising star that St. Patrick’s Day before the Celtics game and she sang our National Anthem effortlessly and beautifully.
Ally’s intelligence, personality, talent and sweetness are going to lead her to great places and open many doors. And Ally’s hometown is South Boston and we are proud to call her one of our own!