Q: Where are you from? Were there any activities you did as a child that led to your passion for theatre and the arts?
A: I hail from Orange County, CA, so close to Disneyland I could see the fireworks at night down my street every night. My mother was a choreographer/director, so my brother and I grew up with theaters and dance studios as our playgrounds. There was never a time that the arts wasn’t just there. It’s in every fiber of my being.
Q: Where did you study theatre?
A: I studied musical theatre at the Orange County High School of the Arts and Majored in voice. But the majority of my training came from living the life “out there”. Experience comes from doing in this field, so do do do and keep on doing! It’s a never give up kind of business.
Q: Where have you worked previously? What are some of your favorite roles?
A: Most recently I was on the MJ tribute world tour of Man in the Mirror as a lead vocalist. At the same time I was working to release my album, My Wonderland EP, which is now available on ITunes.
Q: How did you prepare for playing the role of Reno Sweeney? Are there any challenges you faced or anything you’re most excited about portraying this character?
A: This role is a dream role! I was meant to live in this era, so I’m glad to blast back in time each night and give Reno Sweeney a whirl!
Q: What do you do in your spare time?
A: I’m a quiet gal at night, catching up on my TV shows on my computer, sipping tea and catching up with the characters in whatever book I’m currently on. In the day, some kind of workout. I am a yogi, but with this great weather in Charleston I’m finding a favorite of mine is running the bridge. But nothing compares to a walk on the beach or a time with good music and a paint brush in my hand. When inspired I pick up my guitar and write music. It’s my favorite way to release my emotions… After all, a great way to say “I love you” is always in a song. My newest song I just completed is entitled, “Love”. Cause let’s face it, everybody needs it!