I am a Brooklyn based performer, writer and
teaching artist originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
While a student at HPI, I received specialized training in physical theatre: mask work, Commedia dell'Arte and clown and fell in love with that spark of magic and wonder that physical theatre, mask theatre, and puppet theatre are able to so easily employ to bring stories and characters to life.
This magic and wonder informs and shapes not only my life but my life's work as an artist. I'm am a skilled collaborator and a true believer
that theatre has the power
to bring people together to change the world.
In my professional career of 15+ years, I have appeared on regional stages, in workshops, on tours, under circus tents and in fringe festivals throughout the Mid Atlantic, in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, New Jersey, and New York, in projects ranging from new works to Shakespeare and from children's theatre to film. I have worked professionally in the commercial and animation voice over industries for over 4 years and have written and produced countless original plays and musicals for children over the past several years.
I LOVE sharing my passion for the magic of performing and story - telling with others which makes me a natural advocate for arts education. I have taught acting, dance, improv, clown and playwriting for children ages 5 to 15, with performing arts programs throughout New York City (and beyond!) Rockstar youth theatre companies that are near and dear to my heart include Creative Arts Now, Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre, and Brooklyn Children's Theatre. I have also returned to my alma mater, Dickinson College, as a guest teaching artist, where I've lead workshops for current undergraduate students in dance-theatre composition and fully embodied performance techniques.
I'm an animal lover, a cheese enthusiast and more often than not, I can be found talking in silly voices and laughing at my own jokes.
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