I am a New York City based actor, singer, and dancer who is currently on the road as Brenda in the National Tour of Hairspray! Originally from Wichita, KS, my love for storytelling began while performing at Music Theatre Wichita. I went from being their Young Cosette to spending several summers in their professional company, with some of my favorite shows being Freaky Friday (Gretchen), Newsies (Buttons), and Mamma Mia. I recently graduated from Florida State University with my BFA in Musical Theatre (Go Noles!). Right after graduation, I travelled down to The Wick Theatre to play Maggie in A Chorus Line, with Michael Bennett's original choreography, and then headed back to Music Theatre Wichita to play Jan in Grease.
When I perform, I feel awake and alive to the world; I think that, for a lot of us, it is really easy to lose that in the stress of the day to day. I pursue acting and performance to make sure that everyone can find that feeling again and can experience the joy and the awakening that comes with sharing our stories.
But, when I'm not working or taking class, you will probably find me with my nose in a book or taking a walk in the park. While I was growing up, I was determined to give everything a shot-literally-and I trained in target archery as well as musical theatre. I always love a challenge and, when I set my mind to something, I will do everything I can to accomplish it.
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