I am a New Englander. My favorite author is Ursula K. LeGuin. My favorite food is a good korma with all the rice. My chocolate chip cookies have won me lifelong friends and enemies. If you are worried that no one will dance at your wedding, then I am exactly the person to invite.
I began acting in high school, where I was first cast as Bernardo in Hamlet. They made me wear spandex leggings in the days before leggings were okay things. But stretchy pants were no obstacle, and I’ve been performing ever since.
In college I cut off all my hair, like you do. I’ve since grown it out long again, but you may still see the pixie cut in some of the pictures on this site. Hair!
I graduated summa cum laude from Plymouth State University with honors and a B.A. in Theatre Arts. I was a consistent recipient of the TOPS Scholarship, the Governor’s Success Grant, the Department of Music, Theater and Dance Talent Grant, was awarded the Ruth Metcalf Theater Scholarship and membership in Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
At PSU I studied acting with Elizabeth Cox, Paul Mroczka and Kevin Asselin; Voice and Diction with Elizabeth Cox; Stage Movement with Marguerite Matthews and Greg Gather of Pontine Theatre, and stage movement and dance with Lisa Travis; Stage Combat (unarmed and single sword) with Kevin Asselin; Physical Mask Work (including Commedia dell’arte) with C. Robin Marcotte; Acting for the Camera with Morgan Murphy at PSU, Michael Fennimore at the Media Performance Institute of Boston Casting, and workshops with Oscar winner Ernest Thompson.
On The Scene:
In Boston I’ve worked with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company performing for thousands on the Boston Common and Zeitgeist Stage Company at the Boston Center for the Arts. In New Hampshire: Barnstormers Theatre, Advice to the Players, New Art Theatre, and Seven Stages Shakespeare. I’ve toured the southeast U.S. performing chamber-style adaptations of classical literature with Chamber Theatre Productions.
In 2014 I won Best Actress in a Professional Drama at the NH Theatre Awards for playing Cassius in Julius Caesar, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Fringe Play at the Boston IRNE awards for for playing Monica in Life of Riley.
In the Boston film scene, I recently worked with Chris Pine and Holliday Grainger on The Finest Hours directed by Craig Gillespie. Additionally, I’ve starred in student films, can be seen in commercials broadcast throughout New England, and have been featured in documentaries, music videos,industrial training videos, billboards and even mobile units buzzing around southern New Hampshire.
In addition to many years of Shakespeare, I have performed as a: power executive, needy neighbor, classic ingenue, flinty ice queen, anthropomorphized human condition, bumbling new girl, the Queen and King of England, the worst roller skater, quirky best friend, and dancing fool.