Angela Walker

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Angela Tower Walker (born c. 1961 in Texas) is a dance instructor who was crowned Miss Alabama for 1985. She is the mother of Broadway actress Scarlett Walker and Miss Alabama for 2018, Callie Walker.

Tower grew up in Texas and studied ballet at Natasha Krassovska's "Ballet Jeunesse", and also at the School of American Ballet and the Harkness House in New York, New York. She turned down a position at the Dallas Ballet in order to attend Birmingham-Southern College. She was crowned Miss Birmingham-Southern in 1978, and was second runner-up in that year's Miss Alabama pageant. She transferred to UAB and returned to compete at other qualifiers in Alabama and Texas. Competing as Miss UAB, she was the runner up to Tammy Little in the 1984 Miss Alabama competition, and then won the crown the following year. She was fourth runner-up to Miss Mississippi Susan Akin in that year's Miss America pageant. For the talent portion of the pageant, Tower performed a ballet which she choreographed herself to the theme from "Chariots of Fire."

After her year as Miss Alabama, Tower opened a dance studio in Birmingham, specializing in ballet and in coaching pageant contestants. Since closing that studio, she has continued to train students at the Birmingham Dance Theatre. She married Mike Walker in 1993 and has three children, Scarlett, Callee and Michael.

References

  • Harvey, Alec (June 6, 2018) "Former Miss Alabama sees daughters competing for Miss Alabama, Tony Award." Alabama Newscenter