I’m a teacher, Broadway performer, musician, choreographer, and songwriter—and I’m happiest when inspiring and guiding others on their artistic journeys.
With a background in classical singing from The Eastman School of Music (voice major/piano minor), and a BFA in musical theatre from The Boston Conservatory, I developed a solid vocal technique that supports me and my students through the many demands of the musical theatre repertoire and beyond.
As a dancer, my specialty is tap, which is the perfect combination of rhythm, melody, and movement. Most of my training was with the late great Bob Audy, who opened my eyes and ears to the music of tap. His technique–along with my training from the Jazz Dance Legend Luigi— has become the foundation of my dance teaching.
I have been teaching private voice, tap, and theatre dance lessons for several years with students of all ages ranging from absolute beginners to professionals on Broadway. I’m currently on the faculty at The Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at The New York Film Academy as a tap and theatre dance teacher. I taught private voice lessons at the Music Theatre of Connecticut’s School of Performing Arts and The Broadway Arts Lab, vocal master classes at The Broadway Artists Intensive, and I created a voice class curriculum at LaGuardia Community College. I worked at the Trinity School in NYC as a choreographer, assistant director, vocal coach, and dance teacher helping Ivy League- bound high school students build confidence and discover their passion for the arts.
What makes me so valuable as a teacher is my empathy—I’ve “been there”. An artist is (and should be) a vulnerable being. Therefore, it is important that they feel confident and believe in themselves as they expand and master their skills. It wasn’t until I truly believed in myself that my own success really began to unfold. I might’ve turned down the audition, let alone the job, when I was offered a swing position in Broadway’s Mary Poppins. But instead, I faced “the actor’s nightmare” daily with the emotional strength and technical sharpness required to stand-by for 10 tracks for 5 years on Broadway.
Magic happens when you empower someone, believe in them, and provide a safe place in which to explore and grow. It’s life-affirming, heart-opening, and life-changing… not to mention just PURE FUN. I invite you to give it a try!