18-year-old acting sensation Phoebe Koyabe attributes her being homeschooled with allowing her the time to develop her very broad skills.
Miss Koyabe has a French mother and Kenyan father. She was born in France and came to Arizona as a baby. The homeschooler enrolled in a theatre workshop at age 9 and she was smitten with musical theatre. She made her debut at the Hale Theatre in Gilbert, Arizona.
Homeschooling allowed Koyabe to really work on dance – ballet, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary – and voice and acting. She states, “It was a big asset for me because it gave me more of the freedom an adult might have while still being in school. I think the biggest hurdle to overcome was time. Having flexibility of my schedule made a huge difference.” Be sure to watch for Phoebe’s name in upcoming musicals, plays and T.V. shows, even.