Strauss, Adelaide Feb 19, 2018 14:36:47 GMT -8
Post by Adelaide Strauss on Feb 19, 2018 14:36:47 GMT -8
Adelaide Marcelle Strauss
<Played by Jay>
Full Name>> Adelaide Marcelle Strauss
Nicknames>> Adi, Adele
Date of Birth>> 04/04/1971
Staff or Student>> Staff Teacher of Drama, Music, Choir
House>> Brown Ribbon Apartments
Face Claim>> Liza Pulman
Personality>> Adelaide is a strong minded, independent woman, who has always gone her own way in life and made her own decisions irrespective of what anyone else thinks. She has an inherent love for people, and enjoys spending time around them whenever possible. She also adores performing, and she is never happier than when on stage, with a roomful of people hanging on her every word- and they do hang, because she is GOOD. She has a determined streak, and will keep on going with something until she either makes it work or recognises it as impossible. Also, she is hardworking and puts in long hours to achieve her goals.
Likes>> Travelling, music, people, dark chocolate, cats
Dislikes>> Dogs, people who sing out of tune, bad comedians, critics, strawberries
Fears>> Death, wasps
Hopes>> To appear on Broadway, to retire to Spain
Secrets>> She once got the lead in a show by bribing the casting director.
Appearance>> Adele is a fairly short woman who nevertheless has a commanding presence. Her hair is long and blonde, always in immaculate condition, and she is usually to be found wearing skirts and dresses, and doing her best to stay away from the sequins. She is slim and graceful, moving with purpose and determination. Everything which she does is imbibed with confidence and a subdued energy which makes her a dynamic person to be around, and while her face might be beginning to show some of the early warning signs of age, she is still as energetic and enthusiastic as ever in her movement.
Markings>> Pierced ears, scar on upper left thigh
Medical History>> Admitted to hospital and had three stitches in upper left thigh after stage collapsed underneath her.
Full History>> Adelaide was born in Germany, where she lived until the age of six. At this point, since her father worked in the diplomatic service, the entire family upped sticks and moved to Italy, which caused considerable upheaval, especially since she spoke no Italian. Still, she quickly learned enough to get by, and certainly picked it up better than her mother, who could only speak a word or two by the time that Adelaide was eight. On moving into the country, Adele had started to take lessons in both singing and the piano, and she displayed a natural aptitude for both which only grew as she got older, and incidentally picked up both the violin and the church organ to add to her repertoire. Adelaide studied music at university in France, where she met three women with similar musical taste to herself, and after graduating, the four set up a cabaret group and began to tour the bars. It was not exactly what Adelaide's classical training had been targeted towards, but she greatly enjoyed it all the same. However, it could never last a lifetime, and when she received an offer from a professional production company to audition for an upcoming play, she jumped at it. This was only the beginning of a life in theatre; Adele appeared in plays, musicals and operas, and she provided musical accompaniment for a fair few as well, even becoming Musical Director for a West End show, which she counts as the high point of her career. As she entered her forties, however, Adelaide found the theatrical life becoming a little too strenuous for her as she struggled with migraines, and so she decided to take up what she considered a less stressful profession- teaching.