Celia Hottenstein was born and raised in Kingston, Pennsylvania, about two hours west of New York City and two hours north of Philadelphia. She started performing in the local community theater around the age of eight and has been in love with performing ever since.
Celia graduated with a BFA in Musical Theater from The Boston Conservatory. Upon moving to New York City, she was cast in the 25th Anniversary North American Tour of The Phantom of the Opera as the alternate for Christine Daaé . In March of 2016, she finished touring with The Phantom of the Opera after almost two and a half years. In the fall of 2017, she made her Off-Broadway Debut in Desperate Measures at the York Theatre Company. In June of 2018, Desperate Measures transferred to New World Stages where it ran for five months.