Advanced Actor Combatant // Devised Movement Artist
I am a graduate of The New School for Drama MFA Acting program in New York City. While at The New School, I worked in close collaboration with artists in stage and film creating new works; Solo Performance, Playwriting from Personal Perspective, and had the opportunity to workshop installation pieces with Parson's Communication Technology and Design students. Before that I directed the production, Children's Theatre, which went on to win a Distinguished Show Award at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in 2007 I was awarded an Associated Student Incorporated (ASI) Grant from California University of San Bernardino to direct and self-produce Mark Ravenhill’s dark comedy, Handbag. Currently, I am a good standing member of The Association of Movement Theatre Educators (ATME) having just returned from presenting, Intimacy in a Digital Age: Removing Walls and Filters to find Authentic Self at this year’s Colloquium. In 2017, I performed Dichotomies of the Body: Spectacle and Skin, Shame and Salvation, a devised movement piece selected as part of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference’s After Dark Series at Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas. This past August presented at ATHE, speaking on the panel Intimacy Direction vs Cultural Change.
I have been Fight Director for productions, Void at The Tank, Convention at Atlantic Theatre Company, Trees in Their Youth at The Signature Theater, The Found Dog Ribbon Dance at Columbia University, Deathwatch, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, and The Sporting Life of Icarus Jones all presented as part of Directorfest hosted by The Drama League. I completed my Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE) training in May 2018 and have been Intimacy Director for productions First Love, Adam and Bryan, Hello Again, and The Lover.
Aside for my skills in storytelling I have earned my 200-hour YogaWorks Teacher Certification along with certifications in Lagree Fitness Method and ACE Personal Training. As a certified instructor serving the Greater New York Area I have built a network fostering online and personal trainer/client relationships while designing individual and group exercise formats that are both challenging and fun; safe and effective for everyone.