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Saniyah As-Salaam


Saniyah As-Salaam is a 12-year-old native Chicagoan who attends Medgar Evers Fine & Performing Arts School. She is in the seventh grade, an honor roll student, and her favorite subjects are English and Music. Saniyah is extremely excited to join the cast of Thirst as Kalil at Strawdog Theatre Company this December 2019. She played the role of Baby Renee / Newsboy, Gypsy at the Jeff Award Winning Porchlight Music Theatre in Winter 2018. Saniyah has been a part of Maywood Fine Arts Associations: Stairway of the Stars Dance Studio for seven years, performing each year in multiple dance productions; most recent productions include School Daze, Coppelia, In It to Win It, Swan Lake and Santa’s Christmas Bake Off. She joined the B.FLI Productions Performing Arts Camp’s six-week summer intensive program in June 2018 at the ETA Creative Arts Theater, where she performed in the B.Fli Performing Arts Showcase 2019 and From One to All: There’s Power in Numbers 2018. Saniyah also enjoys singing, dancing and writing poetry.

Strawdog Cast

Thirst (Season 32)