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.

as Doris in Same Time Next Year, photo: Gwen Neu

as Doris in Same Time Next Year, photo: Gwen Neu

"Unbelievably talented."

~ 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