I believe in my dream to be a successful working actor.
What started this dream?
I’ve always had an interest in the performing arts. I began taking dance classes at a young age, took piano lessons, played the violin, participated in acting classes, sang in choirs, and took voice lessons. There was never a question of my love for performing. However, a stand-out moment when this passion turned into a dream that I intended to pursue was when I went on as an understudy in a musical. The production didn’t originally have any understudies, but I had a small part, some spare time, and a hunger that gave me the guts to ask if I could understudy a couple of female roles in the show. One of those actors could not perform on a particular night and I got to step in. It was a thrilling moment that I’ll never forget.
What motivates you to follow this dream?
The ability and opportunity to perform is never guaranteed. This motivates me to continue to go after my dream. My desire to work as an actor is a constant driving force that won’t settle unless it’s answered. It’s not only a dream, but a need. Also, knowing that I have the chance to make an impact on an audience member in the slightest of ways inspires me to keep going.
What are your goals?
I want to continue to work as an actor regionally, but also have the experience of performing in a national or international tour. One of main goals is working on Broadway and Off-Broadway. I believe that if you work hard, never stop learning, and stay grateful, good things will come your way.
What would you like people to know and where can we find you?
“Success” can be defined in many ways. But I feel that as long as YOU believe the work you’re doing is fulfilling your soul and helping to reach your dream, then you are successful.
I'll be in an encore performance of the Joe Iconis musical "The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks" at the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse on February 26th. Tickets at: https://redhouse.secure.force.com/apex/TicketSelection?id=a0M1600000Ud6dFEAR
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