Breath. Story. Song.
How do we become aware of the archive of experience alive in our bodies?
How do we share our stories?
As a performance maker, voice coach and teacher, I investigate the expression of human experience through performance and somatic studies and am passionate about collaborations developing new work.
I’ve taught Acting, Voice and Movement at the undergrad level at University of California Santa Barbara and in community center contexts. At UCSB, I taught acting courses, directed and devised performances and assisted with the Launch Pad New Play Development Program and the Eugene O'Neill Review. In my scholarly writing on 20th Century theater, dance and film, I explore bodies as cultural archives, actor training, somatic studies and political resistance within performing bodies.
I currently work with youth in California public elementary and middle schools, teaching theater, creative movement and poetry in performance in ELL classes.
I’ve performed internationally: in Paris, at Théâtre de la Tour Eiffel and in Nancy and Angers, France. Regional credits include: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, TheatreWorks and Aurora Theatre, Shotgun Players, Word for Word and foolsFURY. New York credits: Classic Stage Company, the Lion Theater at Theater Row, Theater of the Riverside Church, The Tank, and Repertorio Español and The Bushwick Starr with Caborca. Proud member of the Actors' Equity Association.
A graduate of the MFA Acting Program at Columbia University in New York, I was awarded the Miller Scholarship and enjoyed mentorship from Anne Bogart and SITI Company, Kristin Linklater, Andrei Serban and Niky Wolcz. I also trained in Poland at Gardzienice Theater and apprenticed in Vermont at Bread & Puppet Theater.
I’ve worked with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, serving as a final selector for the 2018 Irene Ryan Acting Awards Region 1.
Recently, I had the joyful experience of assisting composer, Holcombe Waller, as a Community Liaison with Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, performed at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and produced by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
I am a Linklater Voice Coach and completed the Designation 1 Linklater Voice Teacher Workshop with Kristin Linklater in Orkney this past January!
Link to Acting Resume
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