About Me

I have wanted to be a theatre maker for as long as I can remember. After receiving my MFA in Dramatic Arts from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program, I began my career as an acting teacher, voice and dialect coach, and stage director specializing in Shakespeare text and performance.

As an Actor

I’ve worked with Tony-award winning directors, received the Craig Noel Fellowship and the Horrigan Award for Theatre, and played roles ranging from Shakespearean queens to a cruise ship showgirl with a giant boat on my head.

I wasn't kidding about the boat...

As a voice & dialect coach

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.

As a teacher and director

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.