I am an educator born and raised in New York City. I have been working professionally for over a decade and joined Actor's Equity Association in 2012 when I was cast in the national tour of Lincoln Center Theater's War Horse. If you would like more information about my acting career and credentials you can click here to view my professional acting website.
I graduated from Brown University in 2006 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts. During my time at Brown, I spent a semester abroad in London studying Shakespeare, Medieval Dance and Modern Drama at London Dramatic Academy under Richard Digby Day. After graduating from Brown, I enrolled in the Professional Training Program at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California where I studied clowning, melodrama, acrobatics, Tai Chi, and voice. I was then asked to perform as a guest artist with their resident company.
In 2012 I earned my M.A. in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York's Applied Theatre Program. For more on Applied Theatre and my personal pedagogical approach,please see the section on Applied Theatre workshops.
I love acting and I love working with actors. Helping an actor to discover and fall in love with a piece of text, or utilizing my combination of the traditional Stanislavsky Method and my Physical Theatre background to help them think outside of the box (even if they feel silly) is absolutely thrilling. I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy acting because it is a creative process; like acting, what I learn from my participants and what I teach changes with each session and each workshop. It brings me enormous joy. It is my aim to help participants to bring spontaneity, fun, risk, and most importantly, truth to their creative work- whether it be in a one-on-one coaching session in person, online, or an applied theatre or puppetry workshop here in NYC.