Lanya Liebler-Bendix (Gillian/Want) is an 11-year-old sixth grader at Jamesville-Dewitt Middle School. She loves acting, lacrosse, reading, and writing fiction. Lanya appeared as a blind girl in The Miracle Worker at Syracuse Stage, and she performed the title role in Jamesville Elementary School’s Christopher the Christmas Tree. Her international experience includes performances with the Macau Glee Club, and appearing in Annie Jr. at The International School of Macau. She has also appeared in a nationally televised advertisement for Syracuse University.