about . . .
I grew up among the redwoods on the serene northern coast of California. There I discovered acting at the age of 6 and was exposed to a wide variety of theatre in my community, including productions at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake. I continued to be heavily involved in the theatre community through high school, helped run a teen theatre company, and landed a supporting role in my first feature film, Escape in Time.
In 2007, I was accepted to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Summer Seminar where I solidified my determination to pursue a career in the theatre. I attended the University of California in Santa Barbara where I received my BA in Dramatic Arts and Psychology. After graduating, I returned to my theatrical roots in Northern California where I spent a year actively involved in the theatre scene, appearing on multiple stages in my hometown area.
I was accepted to The New School for Drama where I received my MFA in Acting. While at the New School, I trained with Kathryn Rossetter, Karen Ludwig, Julie Boyd, Joe Grifasi, Cotter Smith, and Ron Leibman as well as studied Classical Technique with Casey Biggs and Stephen Fried.
~ Laura Maria Censabella, playwright Abandoned in Queens, Three Italian Women
"...a wonder to work with.
She has instincts regarding what motivates her character that I haven’t seen in many actors."
~ Jasper Anderton, director of Ferndale Rep's Wait Until Dark