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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.
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.