I was born in San Francisco and raised in dance studios, voice lessons, and on the stage. Originally trained as a ballet dancer, I performed in many a dance recital and spent almost 10 Christmases twirling to the score of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. I competed in regional and national dance competitions including YAGP, StarQuest, Starbound, Showstoppers, ADA, IDC, and many other competitions involving various letters and the word “star” in the title.
All the while I was taking hours-long showers and using the bathroom as my personal in-home concert venue. This was my place to practice my vocal repertoire, most of which centered around the 2009 soundtrack of Hairspray. As I got older I eventually married music and dance and started performing in a magical thing called “musicals.”
Fast forward a few years….
I took the plunge and moved cross country to study at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. I recently graduated with my BFA in Drama, having studied at the New Studio on Broadway and Stonestreet Studios. I learned from some of the best including (but not limited to) Kent Gash, Michael McElroy, Randy Graff, Eden Espinosa, Kenneth Noel Mitchel, Francesca Harper, Byron Easley, Dame Barbara Tirrell and Ted Sluberski.
Last fall, I made my Off-Broadway debut in KPOP, produced by Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theatre and Woodshed Collective, and also the winner of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. I also am currently making my national tour debut with the 2018 National Tour of A Chorus Line, directed by Baayork Lee.
If I’m not onstage, you will probably find me eating a burrito bowl, and enjoying my full brita, amazon prime, spotify jazz playlists, and using my lap desk to binge-watch TV in bed. I also work as a photographer, you can check out my work here.
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