Featured Student

Meet Erin Niebuhr!

Our featured student posts took a break for the summer, but school is back in session, and so are we!! Erin is a senior BWMT from Cincinnati, OH! Over the summer, she appeared in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival production of The Music Man as Maud Dunlop. She'll be continuing this role when Music Man transfers to Great Lakes Theater this fall!

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you gold medal in?
Being a host. I am an incredible host and I make a mean cheese board. I learned from the best, my parents.

What topic could you spend hours talking about?
The feminist agenda. I went to an all girl’s high school and it was so important in forming the woman I am today. There is something so powerful about the bond of sisterhood women have and I could talk about human rights and how women are changing the world all day long. In a world that likes to pit us against one another, I love seeing women lift each other up. We’re turning the tables and quite frankly, the world will be better for it.

What is special about the place you grew up?
I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. My favorite spot is Findlay market. My mom and I always make a trip downtown to shop anytime I’m home.

If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would you want it to be?
Bergamot and sage. I love an earthy clean scent.

What artist or band do you always recommend when someone asks for a music recommendation?
Esperanza Spalding. She is an absolutely brilliant jazz queen. Also Lianne La Havas, a stunning vocalist and musician.

What’s the most recent show you’ve binge watched?
Euphoria. 10/10 would recommend. It’s the show of our generation. Also Zendaya means everything to me and I would do anything for her.