Mackenna is from Overland Park, Kansas, and she is currently based in NYC. She graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from Texas Christian University in May 2018. At TCU, Mackenna has received awards for Excellence in Musical Theatre and Excellence in Performance, and she is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega.
Mackenna has been involved in theatre for as long as she can remember, and comes from a whole family of performers. Her passion for the arts lead her to perform in her first musical at Christian Youth Theatre in Kansas City at age 7 and performed there for many years, as well as numerous productions at her high school, Whitefield Academy. Now, Mackenna has worked professionally in regional theaters and is an Equity Membership Candidate.
With her main focus being on theatre, Mackenna's passion for the arts extends further. She enjoys playing piano and ukulele, reading and writing poetry, choreographing, as well as stilt walking/dancing, which she has performed/taught internationally with Amphibian Stage Productions. She strives to involve herself in many more aspects of the arts to further her knowledge and skills.