As I wrapped up my internship at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, I stayed in Orlando for the summer to teach, direct, choreograph, and music director for Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and The Orlando Repertory Theatre in their summer programs. I had the privilege of working with an incredibly talented group of high school students on a production of As You Like It; you can see the finale number I choreographed here.
Then moved to Chicago in September! I'm excited to be back in the Second City. I've been studying dance at Lou Conte Dance Studio and began voice lessons with Matthew Ellenwood.
I had the joy of being the swing for A Charlie Brown Christmas with Emerald City Theatre and Broadway In Chicago, understudying Charlie, Linus, and Schroeder. I got a couple of early morning phone calls, being called-in last minute for our 10 AM curtain time, and I was thrilled my parents got to me perform as both Charlie and Linus on different occasions (it's nice being back close to family).
I also performed at WinterWonderFest at Navy Pier, getting to explore fun characters in an interactive audience experience as guests explored our "WinterWonderTown".
I am currently down in beautiful, sunny, warm Miami, Florida. We are wrapping up our first week of rehearsal for Carousel at Actors' Playhouse. We have an incredibly talented team, including Michael Hunsaker as "Billy Bigelow", direction by David Arisco, music direction by Caryl Fantel, and choreography by Ron Hutchins.