Lucky for me, I’ve been surrounded by great teachers and mentors my entire performing life. I started dancing at age 3 with a woman who danced with Fred Astaire and Luigi. My first acting role was Polly in Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas. By 14, I was into Ibsen, Pinter, Shaw and Williams. I was also WAY into memorizing SNL bits and comedy routines. After regaling my family for years with my singing on the backyard swing (and getting a few solos at school), my mother put me into voice lessons where I started studying whatever I could get my hands on (musicals, opera, blues).
Since then, I’ve performed as a singer (Atlanta Opera, Boston Symphony, toured with the UCLA Jazz club), an actor (Nurse Jackie, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, numerous indie films and over 150 short films, plus my one-woman show North Star). I was named “Comedy Goddess” by Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta. I won 19 awards in the last year for short films that I wrote, performed, and voiced (animation).
I’ve studied acting with Patsy Rodenberg (National Theatre, Michael Howard Studios), Maggie Low (Tisch, NYU), Lee Brock (The Barrow Group), UCLA, and Michael Esper Studios.
Musical teachers include Dr. Jan Douglas (Strasberg, NYU) former president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Walter Huff (Indiana University, Atlanta Opera), master classes Art Pepper and Kenny Burrell, studies at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory of Music, Mannes School of Music and UCLA.
I’ve studied comedy and improv with Dad’s Garage Theatre (Atlanta) UCB, The PIT, Magnet Theater, NY Comedy School, with teachers such as Daniel Dratch, Jeff Justice, Amy Poehler, Ali Farahnakian, Jen Nails, Julie Brister, Sean Conroy, Paul Schurr, Michael Delaney, Matt Walsh and Billy Merritt.