B i o g r a p h y

I knew I was forever hooked to performing the opening night of my first play Freshman year of high school. I was playing a "Royal Lord" in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...a non-existent role with a single line which had been taken from another character. "I wonder if the lion be to speak." I couldn't have been more exhilarated to utter my phrase.

To this day I distinctly remember the brisk chill backstage in the wings stage right as I sat waiting for the time for the curtain to lift. I remember the hum of the generator to my left, the cool of the metal chair pressed against the back of my legs, the faint crinkling of program pages being turned in the house. I remember the shadowy silhouette of the set before me speckled by the slivers of light managing to cut through the plush curtain. I remember for the first time in my life I felt I was in the presence of real magic. And since then I've never looked back.

From high school theatre, I progressed to studying Music Theatre at Elon University, one of the United States top Music Theater Training Programs. And from Elon University, I've had the fortune to gain my Masters Degree in Acting at the legendary London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, following in the footsteps of many of my heroes who studied there before me.

In between training, I've worked professionally across the country in Film, Television, Commercials, as well as staged productions. 

I look forward to what the future holds.

If I can only have one wish come true, it's that I leave this world in a better place than how I entered it. And if I'm doubly fortunate, may it be through the humanizing and empowering strength of art. 

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