While growing up in Andover, Maine, I became “addicted” at an early age to performance. It all started while watching Riverdance and Oklahoma on PBS. Soon thereafter I begged my parents to start taking tap dance lessons and to perform in community theatre. I was later introduced to Tony Montanaro, the master mime, and worked with him briefly. I was thankful to later be invited to study at the Celebration Barn in West Paris, Maine, and sadly, soon thereafter Tony Montanaro passed. I continued studying with the brilliant Karen Montanaro and other visionaries at the Celebration Barn.
I kept training in dance and became a member of the Boston City Lights Hip Hop Dance Troupe in South Boston, performing at parks, colleges and even joined them for an international exchange to Paris, France. I did this all while competing in Varsity Sports (a mixture of Soccer, Tennis, Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing, Track and Field, Lacrosse and even a brief but successful stint with Mountain Biking).
Graduating 5th in my high school class in 2010, I decided to pursue further education at The George Washington University in Washington DC, majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. A walk-on to the school’s NCAA D1 Rowing team, I still found time to perform in student theater productions on campus. On a trip to New York City my sophomore year, I decided to try a shot at my first professional theater audition, and was subsequently offered a role in a National Tour Production of Damn Yankees. Realizing engineering was an interest, but not my true passion, I set out on tour.
I returned from tour and pursued film, television and other stage work.
In 2013, I decided to put down roots and began mapping out what I wanted to do, which was to act. I studied at the William Esper Studio under (the wonderful) Barbara Marchant and spent one summer at a short course at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Seeking to return to England for classical training and perspective from a different continent, I was accepted and studied for a Masters Degree at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Thanks to the generous support from so many people and some incredible anonymous donors, I was able to make it happen.
Aside from Acting and Performing, I've lived in New York City for the past 4 years and have been a major facet of the New York Cycle Messenger scene, serving as the lead consultant for Uber's Rush Messenger program, and have several other upcoming professional logistics and advertising projects in the works.
Having now graduated Bristol Old Vic Theatre School with an MA in Acting, I'm back in NYC, filming and performing frequently. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.