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- Age Range: 21 - 34
- Vocal Range: Tenor
- Eyes: Blue
- Hair: Long, Dirty Blonde
- Height: 5' 7"
Other Unions: ASCAP
My background in theatre is varied; I act, sing, write, compose, produce, direct, and music direct. I value working relationships with passionate individuals who enjoy open and direct dialogue and communication. Success is the culmination of sustainable, glorious, heartfelt mistakes. I am only as good as my word and I work hard to carefully select my commitments so I can ensure my full, proper attention and participation to our projects. I believe in living my life purposefully: this includes showing up on time, every time, being present in the moment, and engaging my peers.
I started acting as a child, but left the arts in highschool because of struggling with my identity and place in society. After several years of volunteering and working for the LGBT community, I returned to music and performance in 2005 to earn a Bachelor of Science in Vocal Performance at the University of Colorado Denver. I learned contemporary music (e.g., jazz, music theater, improvisation) with emphases on songwriting and concert production. My senior recital in 2009 was my first original musical, "My Big Phat Gay Musical." In one weekend of sold-out houses, I raised over $1,100 for a local no-kill animal shelter. I was then awarded as an Outstanding Graduate and received the special, rare honor to sing the National Anthem at my own graduation.
In 2009 - 2011, I continued my exploration into the world of theater in Denver (e.g., traditional family friendly productions) and acted in a wide variety of roles. I collaborated with others to write the music for two musicals: one a sci-fi, slam poetry musical and the other a modern adaptation of the Velveteen Rabbit. Both opportunities involved music direction for children and young adults. I can play some mean piano chords, but, by no means am I a quality accompanist.
I moved to Seattle in 2011. Since then, I have been highly involved as a company member of Copious Love Productions. Within that organization, I have worn many hats - from fundraising to directing, from writing and producing to making papier-mâché and painting chairs. They helped me produce my fourth musical, "Total Family Massage," in December 2013.
I teach private voice lessons to students, ranging from 6 years old to 62 years old, from my home on Saturday mornings and afternoons. I have had some students on a weekly basis for over two years. I also teach an online graduate class on creative designs for instructional materials. I earned a Master of Arts in eLearning Implementation and Design online from the University of Colorado Denver in May of 2012. Again, I received the Oustanding Graduate award from both the Information and Learning Technologies program and the School of Education and Human Development. I am a beast for learning. I will never stop consciously seeking out new lessons. This commitment to learning requires a certain level of responsibility to teach, and learn from, all my students. I believe everyone has value in every learning situation - and every situation is an opportunity for learning.
In 2014, I am seeking out acting and directing opportunities with organizations I haven't had the pleasure to work with yet. In the future, I would like to be a casting director for a theater organization. While some professionals out there think casting is a nightmare they would rather avoid, I enjoy auditing talent immensely. In 2012, I volunteered for TPS General Auditions. In 2013 and 2014, I audited the entire week for Copious Love Productions. I plan to audit every year, whether I'm independent or working for a group. I've learned more than I could have ever learned by auditing nearly 1,000 actors over the last several years and I look forward to it every time.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I hope to connect with you!
Professions/skills: Writer;Web Designer;Voice Talent;Vocal Coach;Video/Film Editor;Singer;Producer;Playwright;Musician;Educator;Director;Development/Fundraising;Composer;Artistic Director;Actor