The road was not without its bumps. Stage fright plagued me until I was about 13 years old. I would kick and scream any time I had to attend an audition, but was perfectly fine singing in front of people all by myself during a recital. It’s a mystery that years later I still do not understand. What I did understand, even at a young age, was that performing arts was my passion and all that I wanted to do.
I involved myself in drama and dance in high school, performed at my local community theatres and attended summer theatre camps during my teen years. All of my pursuits in the performing arts blossomed into a career choice and made the decision to attend the California University of PA as a theatre major with a minor in dance very easy. I submersed myself in the college experience and learned quickly that "making it big" was not how I would define my success. For me, success and happiness came from being in the theatre business -- whether it was on-camera, behind a mic, backstage or center stage.
Today, I am a successful professional actress living in Columbus, OH and I am very proud of my journey.
Recently I received my first nomination on Broadway.com for "Best Leading Female In A Musical" for my role as Sara in the professional mid-west premiere of "Murder Ballad." The show was an amazing adventure and challenge, and I have to admit, just being nominated gave me the best kind of butterflies! I also have experience working as a professional costume designer, teaching Children's Theatre, entertaining children as a Disney Princess character, and working within the radio/ TV/ commercial side of the entertainment business. I also have the opportunity to release my inner creative daily as a partner in Boho Monroe Creations, a local fashion/crafting business found online and in stores in downtown Columbus.
I'm interested in new projects and pursuing new opportunities. Please download my resume and get in touch if you would like to discuss working together.