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I’m a voice and dialect coach, acting teacher, music director, stage director, and violinist based in San Diego, CA.
I received my MFA from The Old Globe & University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program, and specialize in Shakespeare training.
I’ve worked with numerous theatre companies, educational institutions, and private clients in San Diego and beyond. Currently, I teach the undergraduate Voice and Speech course at USD, and dialects, phonetics, and singing for The Old Globe & University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.
I’ve worked with students from diverse locations and life circumstances: graduate and undergraduate students, K-12, continuing education, international students, and local community members. Courses I’ve taught include Acting for Stage, Theatre History, Film History, Acting for Film, Voice and Speech, Dialects, Shakespeare Text & Performance, and Musical Theatre Performance. I’ve directed student-written plays, new works, bilingual and trilingual productions, musical theatre workshops, cabaret fundraisers, full-length musicals, Zoom productions, and experimental Shakespeare projects.
Whether a student enters my classroom to connect with others, overcome stage fright, improve their English, learn a dialect, prepare for auditions, or train for a professional career in stage and film, my goal is the same: to create a safe and empowering educational environment in which their talents and abilities can grow and thrive.