At my core I am a storyteller and I strive to create stories that help people to feel. . I love to collaborate and have an uncanny ability to see the whole picture. I have had the pleasure of being a performer, director/choreographer and/or writer of tons of different mediums including drama, comedy, musical theatre, film and television, Shakespeare, and anything else I can get my hands on. SEE SHOW LIST
I grew up in sunny Orange County, California where I attended The Music Room School of Performing Arts. It was my second home from the ages of 5 to 18. I also attended the El ModenaArts Academy, where I had the opportunity to perform in a dance/theatre piece that I adapted from Pyramus and Thisbe. That was where my love of writing for stage began. My senior year I received the Disney Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, which felt extra special to me since I am a huge Disney fan. I went on to train at The College of Santa Fe. I loved the culture and the sunsets in New Mexico. There I received my B.F.A in Theatre, with a musical theatre concentration. After graduation I went on to perform regionally all over California In 2010, my life changed. I was cast in a beautiful world premiere of a three person autobiographical play. This was my first opportunity to play a really meaty dramatic role in a straight play and I could not have been more thrilled. The run was beautiful and the director was also the writer. The play was called Sarah Was Mine. The director and I worked together to get the show into the Fresh Fruit Festival at The Cherry Lane. We emotionally willed it all the way to the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York. This marked my New York theatre debut and a move to New York a few weeks after we closed. (We are currently in pre-production talks to turn Sarah Was Mine into a film.)
NYC hasbecome home to me and my beloved ‘Katrina’ rescued kitty, Betty.For almost a decade, I have immersed myself in the New York theatre scene. I have been seen performing in many off-broadway shows. I have found myself, my choreography, my writing and my direction in many new works. I enjoy helping to structure theatre from its beginning stages.
I have also helped to develop the Secret Theatre Academy. I teach musical theatre, drama, and dance to kids ages 5 - 18. I helped to spearhead a fabulous production of Gypsy that included some of the academy children, and equity performers. (Myself included.) There I choreographed and was in a production of Hair. James Rado himself came to some of our rehearsals and called my choreography fantastic. I also directed/choreographed a very successful production of Seussical. This summer we are doing Annie. . I am a very quick study and have jumped into several shows at the last minute! I love taking on challenges and finding creative ways to fix them and make them even better.