She is a graduate of the University of Michigan's musical theatre performance program.
She originated the role of Clara Johnson in the pre-Broadway world premiere of "The Light in the Piazza" at Seattle's Intiman Theatre and Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
She played Eponine in "Les Miserables" starting on November 9, 2006.
Celia originated the role of Olive Ostrovsky in the Off-Broadway musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". She continued her role when the show went to Broadway in 2005.