Experienced Voice & Acting Teacher
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, I knew by age 7 that I was destined for a life onstage. With hard work and perseverance, I was able to attend college on a music and theatre scholarship, despite my high school offering no musicals and barely having a choir or drama program. After graduating with honors at North Central College and obtaining my BA in Musical Theatre, I began touring the Midwest in various productions as both an actor and a director. Soon after, I was hired as a cast member of Walt Disney World in Florida to perform in their parades and shows. WDW is where my love of puppetry took flight and I was able to be professionally trained as a puppeteer by a former colleague of Jim Henson. My heart soon grew weary for sweet home Chicago, so I returned once more to the stages of The Windy City. I also began branching out to performing in films, music videos, trade shows, podcasts, cartoons and audiobooks.
Thanks to an older brother with a degree in Television Production, I am just as comfortable on camera as I am on stage. I can sing almost any style of music - Broadway, Rock, Pop, Opera, Folk, Belt, Mix, Legit etc!
I love to dance and am a pretty good tap dancer. I am also available for voiceover acting (dialects are my jam!) and promotional modeling for conventions and trade shows. Please see my resumé for more details of my experience and skills.
I was last seen on-stage in the fall of 2019 as Grandma Addams in William Street Rep's critically acclaimed sold out production of Addams Family the Musical. My next performance was scheduled for spring of 2020 in a reading of the new play Want Baby Badly, also at William Street Rep, but unfortunately, Covid had other plans. I have kept busy this year thanks to multiple voiceover projects including radio plays, podcasts, audiobooks, and a cast recording of Saint Jane and the Wicked Wicks - a new radio play style musical based on the life of famed Chicago activist Jane Addams.
Voiceover Reels and Acting Resumes
Do you have more questions? Are you interested in collaborating on a project? Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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