I grew up in Nyack NY, a small suburb outside of New York City. The best of both worlds if you ask me. When I was a kid, I split my time between playing softball and doing theater at a local Equity house that had a youth theater affiliate. It wasn’t long before I quit softball to spend more time at the theater. Between the youth theatre and my unbelievable high school drama program, I fell in love.
After attending Emerson College in Boston, MA, where I received my B.F.A in Musical Theatre; I received an offer to choreograph for my childhood theater. Having been interested in choreography and dance, I jumped at the opportunity. Little did I know I would fall in love with the students, the company and most importantly, the work.
Since graduating in 2010, I have performed a bit but spend most of my time choreographing and directing/choreographing youth, community and regional theatre in the New York area. My directing and choreography style comes from a love of telling stories. Whether it be “Shipoopi” from Music Man or “IN” from Carrie, two shows with completely separate styles of dance, there is a story to be told through the movement. My job and my passion is to figure out what that is and execute it.