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Meet Broadway Star Arielle Jacobs with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Meet Broadway Star Arielle Jacobs with These 10 Fun Facts! (Exclusive)

Arielle Jacobs is currently living out her Disney Princess dreams while playing Jasmine in Aladdin on Broadway and she is also celebrating the release of her new album!

The Broadway star just dropped her album A Leap in the Dark – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which includes songs from In the Heights, Aladdin, Wicked, Rent, Anastasia, as well as tunes from Celine Dion and Sarah McLachlan.

Get the album now on iTunes and check out 10 Fun Facts about Arielle below:

  • 1. I grew up in the Pumpkin Capitol of the world! Half Moon Bay, CA is a small town outside of San Francisco and is known for its thousands of pumpkins – including GIANT pumpkins that are bigger than a person! To this day, I love to eat or drink pumpkin-flavored anything!
  • 2. I graduated high school with a 4.2 GPA, and magna cum laude from New York University.
  • 3. Growing up, I used to love taking black & white photos on my dad’s vintage 1970’s manual camera (as in FILM!) and then developing them from the negatives in my own darkroom I set up in the basement of my home. It began a huge passion for photography and I love doing photoshoots of my friends and family.
  • 4. I have a lot of different hobbies in addition to acting and singing. I learned to knit at age 10, and crotchet years later. I also love to paint abstract intuitive fluid acrylic paintings with mixed media designs and make lots of beaded jewelry. Bracelets and necklaces galore!
  • 5. I once took my dad sky diving in an attempt to cure him of his fear of heights. He loved it and did great but I didn’t understand how to read the “how far we are from the ground meter”. My instructor, who was strapped to my back, realized we were two THOUSAND feet closer to the ground than was safe! So, he reached around me, pulled our parachute, and saved us. I had no idea that was what even happened until we were on the ground and he told me!

Click inside for the rest of the fun facts…

  • 6. One time I got lost in the “Red Light” District of Amsterdam late at night while traveling alone through Europe. I didn’t want look like an obvious tourist by taking out a map, because I thought that would make me a target. So I wandered for hours until I found my hostel. It was actually called “My Home” hostel, and I felt so lucky to be Home!
  • 7. I trekked to the top of Mount Fuji in Japan overnight to watch the sunrise from the peak of the mountain. AND, I walked backwards all the way down the mountain to avoid shin splints. They thought I was crazy. But…It worked!
  • 8. I know how to spin fire. I trained in spinning “poi”… which are balls at the end of a small chain that you hold in each hand. Then the ball is lit on fire, and you spin them around you to make circles of light in the air! I think it’s awesome!
  • 9. I once had bell’s palsy, an unexplained medical condition with no cure, that caused the entire right side of my face to become totally paralyzed for 3 months. I thought I would have to stop acting and performing. Miraculously, the muscle movement slowly came back and I was grateful to be able to smile again.
  • 10. I lived in Sydney, Australia for 6 months playing Princess Jasmine onstage in Disney’s Aladdin there. I also climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge (twice!) and went scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef (I’m also a certified scuba diver). It was a whole new world! ;)

Download A Leap in the Dark now on iTunes and see Arielle on stage in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway.

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